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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TL3196 : Farmland, Wype Doles by N Chadwick
TL5375 : Reed Fen by N Chadwick
TL5168 : Drainage ditch, North Fen by N Chadwick
TF1722 : Pinchbeck Slipe Drove by Bob Harvey
TF6111 : Fenland in mist by N Chadwick
TL5375 : Reed Fen by N Chadwick
TL4494 : Looking towards Englands Farm by N Chadwick
TL5374 : Holt Fen by N Chadwick
TL6283 : Dark fenland soil by N Chadwick
TL5682 : Waterden Fen by N Chadwick
TL5890 : Willow Row Farms by N Chadwick
TL5186 : Flat Fenland Farmland by N Chadwick
TL5377 : Grunty Fen by N Chadwick
TL5375 : Farmland, Reed Fen by N Chadwick
TL4791 : Flat! by N Chadwick
TF1217 : Spoiled for the rest by Bob Harvey
TL5891 : Willow Row Farms by N Chadwick
TL5273 : Black fenland soil by N Chadwick
TL5065 : Black fenland soil by N Chadwick
TL6283 : Dark fenland soil by N Chadwick
TF1929 : A church in a field by Bob Harvey
TL5377 : Cawdle Fen by N Chadwick
TL5374 : Fenland farmland by N Chadwick
TF1016 : Gravel Drain by Bob Harvey
TL5258 : Fulbourn Fen by N Chadwick

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

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