TL3099 : Morton's Leam and Lord's Holt at Eldernell - The Nene Washes

taken 6 years ago, near to Eldernell, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Morton's Leam and Lord's Holt at Eldernell - The Nene Washes
Morton's Leam and Lord's Holt at Eldernell - The Nene Washes
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The Nene Washes
The Nene Washes is an area of seasonally flooding grassland (washland) lying between River Nene and a bank south of Mortonís Leam (The South Bank) and stretching for 12 miles from Peterborough to Guyhirn. The washes have local village names, Guyhirn Wash, Wisbech St Mary Wash, Whittlesey Wash etc but are collectively known as The Nene Washes. One of the earliest Fenland drains, Mortonís Leam, dug in the late 15th century (before the nearby River Nene was dug) flows in almost a straight line parallel to the current course of the River Nene through the washes. At times of potential flooding along The Nene Valley water is channelled from The River Nene into Mortonís Leam and onto the washes. Water is released from The Washes via a sluice gate, see LinkExternal link near Guyhirn and back into the River Nene at low tide when the threat of flooding the along The Nene Valley has subsided.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3092 9912 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.4489N 0:4.1719W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3081 9908
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Drain  Dike  Washland  Nene Washes  Pasture  Grass  SSSI  RSPB Nature Reserve  Plantation 

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