The Fens :: Shared Description

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 miles.
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.
by N Chadwick
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TF1217 : Spoiled for the rest by Bob Harvey
TL4791 : Flat! by N Chadwick
TF2122 : Fourth District Pumping station by Bob Harvey
TL5375 : Farmland, Reed Fen by N Chadwick
TF1522 : Dyke Fen pumping station by Bob Harvey
TF1013 : Fenland Field by Bob Harvey
TF2122 : Barrier block by Bob Harvey
TL5065 : Black fenland soil by N Chadwick
TL5273 : Black fenland soil by N Chadwick
TF0917 : A Wheatfield by Bob Harvey
TL5891 : Willow Row Farms by N Chadwick
TL6283 : Dark fenland soil by N Chadwick
TF1929 : A church in a field by Bob Harvey
TF1606 : Village triangle by Bob Harvey
TF2759 : Fieldwork by Bob Harvey
TF2520 : Large Glasshouses by Bob Harvey
TL5682 : Black soils, Wareden Fen by N Chadwick
TL5374 : Fenland farmland by N Chadwick
TL5377 : Cawdle Fen by N Chadwick
TL5168 : Drainage ditch, North Fen by N Chadwick
TL5375 : Reed Fen by N Chadwick
TL3196 : Farmland, Wype Doles by N Chadwick
TF6111 : Fenland in mist by N Chadwick
TL5375 : Reed Fen by N Chadwick
TF1521 : Twenty Drove by Bob Harvey

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Created: Fri, 12 Dec 2014, Updated: Wed, 8 Nov 2017

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