TF2122 : Bylaws for the drainage of Deeping Fen

taken 4 years ago, near to Pode Hole, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Bylaws for the drainage of Deeping Fen
Bylaws for the drainage of Deeping Fen
The commissioners of drainage of Deeping Fen, now known as the Welland and Deeping IDB, posted these rules on the outside of their pumping station at Pode Hole, and there they remain!

See this notice in context at TF2122 : Historic engine house
The Fens
The Fens, also known as the Fenland, is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. Most of the fens were drained several centuries ago, resulting in a flat, damp, low-lying agricultural region.
A fen is the local name for an individual area of marshland or former marshland and also designates the type of marsh typical of the area, which has neutral or alkaline water chemistry and relatively large quantities of dissolved minerals, but few other plant nutrients.
Fenland primarily lies around the coast of the Wash; it reaches into four counties: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and a small area of Suffolk, as well as the historic county of Huntingdonshire. In whole it occupies an area of nearly 1,500 sq mi .
Most of the Fenland lies within a few metres of sea level. As with similar areas in the Netherlands, much of the Fenland originally consisted of fresh- or salt-water wetlands, which have been artificially drained and continue to be protected from floods by drainage banks and pumps.
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Wednesday, 9 October, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Flat landscapes 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2135 2201 [10m precision]
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