TF1626 : Haconby Fen

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Northgate, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Haconby Fen
Haconby Fen
This is land between the Roman car Dyke and the 18th century South Forty Foot drain. It became usable for corn production in the 19th century when steam pumping became available, and is still used for wheat.

On the skyline is the microwave tower at Kirkby Underwood (TF0527 : Callan's Lane radio masts). Image TF0527 : The microwave tower is taken from this same point.

The hills of the Lincolnshire Limestone can be seen in the distance
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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Field 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1615 2605 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.1689N 0:16.6723W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 16625 26046
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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