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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TL6283 : Burnt Fen by N Chadwick
TL5066 : Waterbeach Fen by N Chadwick
TL6584 : Sedge Fen by N Chadwick
TL5990 : Farmland, Burnt Fen by N Chadwick
TL5258 : Fulbourn Fen by N Chadwick
TF1625 : Haconby fen pumping station by Bob Harvey
TF6113 : Fenland mist by N Chadwick
TL5477 : Eau Fen by N Chadwick
TL5891 : Drainage ditch, Willow Row Farms by N Chadwick
TL6283 : Dark soils by N Chadwick
TF2310 : Crowland Low Wash by Bob Harvey
TF1114 : Panorama of Thetford Farm by Bob Harvey
TF6113 : Very flat by N Chadwick
TL5374 : Boundary, Holt Fen by N Chadwick
TL5893 : Hilgay Fen by N Chadwick
TL5892 : Flat fens by N Chadwick
TL5170 : North Fen by N Chadwick
TL6384 : Near Sparrow Hall Farm by N Chadwick
TL5169 : North Fen by N Chadwick
TL3296 : Below sea level by N Chadwick
TL5274 : Holt Fen by N Chadwick
TF1721 : Panorama at Willow Tree Fen by Bob Harvey
TF1017 : The bridge over the Car Dyke by Bob Harvey
TF1524 : Engine Farm by Bob Harvey
TL3597 : Fens north of Australia Farm by N Chadwick

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

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