TF5002 : Town Street (B1412)

taken 12 years ago, near to Upwell, Norfolk, Great Britain

Town Street (B1412)
Town Street (B1412)
This view was taken from Small Lode across Well Creek > LinkExternal link towards houses along Town Street. The village of Upwell - once the southern terminus of the Wisbech & Upwell Tramway - is located on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens. It is traversed by Well Creek, the old course of the River Nene. Draining of the fens and their conversion into fertile agricultural land started in 1630 when the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden was employed by a group led by the Earl of Bedford. Despite all efforts, nature contrived to ensure that the drainage work should continue as the dry peat shrunk and further lowered the level of the land. Upwell merges with the adjoining village of Outwell, situated on the A1122 close to the Cambridgeshire border about 5 miles south of Wisbech. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 April, 2009
Category
Houses > Houses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 505 028 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.1608N 0:13.2702E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 506 028
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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