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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TL5476 : Thetford Fen by N Chadwick
TL5167 : Waterbeach Joist Fen by N Chadwick
TF2020 : Iron Bar Drove by Bob Harvey
TL5258 : Fulbourn Fen by N Chadwick
TF1016 : Gravel Drain by Bob Harvey
TL5786 : Fens near Littleport by N Chadwick
TL5377 : Cawdle Fen by N Chadwick
TL5067 : Dark fen soil by N Chadwick
TL5273 : Stretham Mere by N Chadwick
TL5999 : Silt Fen by N Chadwick
TL5999 : Silt Fen by N Chadwick
TL5169 : Waterbeach Joist Fen by N Chadwick
TL5374 : Covered in plastic, Holt Fen by N Chadwick
TL5376 : Hall Fen by N Chadwick
TL6192 : Horse Fen by N Chadwick
TL6784 : Near Flack's Farm by N Chadwick
TF2020 : Looking toward Cuckoo Bridge by Bob Harvey
TF1626 : Haconby Fen by Bob Harvey
TL3697 : West Fen by N Chadwick
TL5982 : Fenland by N Chadwick
TF6114 : Flat fenland by N Chadwick
TL5168 : Black fenland soil by N Chadwick
TL5168 : North Fen by N Chadwick
TL5169 : Farmland, North Fen by N Chadwick
TL5272 : Flat fenland farmland by N Chadwick

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

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