TL5464 : Byway, Swaffham Bulbeck Lode

taken 8 months ago, near to Commercial End, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Byway, Swaffham Bulbeck Lode
Byway, Swaffham Bulbeck Lode
Swaffham Bulbeck Lode joins the River Cam about 1.5 miles below Bottisham Lode. It runs for 3.4 miles to the hamlet of Commercial End, which was called Newnham until the early 19th century. The Commissioners of the Bedford Level were responsible for the drain during this period, and they cleared the channel and straightened the banks on several occasions in response to complaints. Use of the lode declined rapidly once the railways arrived in the area, and only the first 2 miles to Slade Farm are currently navigable, as shallow water and low bridges prevent access beyond this point. There is a lock at the junction with the River Cam which can accommodate boats up to 96 by 15 feet.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 15 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5439 6495 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.6630N 0:15.6461E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5436 6499
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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