TF3502 : Adventurers' Land near Guyhirn

taken 9 years ago, near to Thorney Toll, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Adventurers' Land near Guyhirn
Adventurers' Land near Guyhirn
South of Elm Tree Farm. This prime farmland was once part of a vast fen at the southern end of the Wash. Drainage of the Fens began in earnest when, in 1630, Francis Earl of Bedford and a number of investors, known as “Adventurers” because they “adventured” their money, commissioned a Dutchman, Cornelius Vermuyden to drain the Fens. Some areas of the drained land within the Fens still retain the name “Adventurers’ Fen”.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 April, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 April, 2011
Category
Reclaimed land   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 357 023 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.0976N 0:0.1801E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 356 022
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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