TF2122 : Vernatt's Drain

taken 6 months ago, near to Pode Hole, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

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Vernatt's Drain
Vernatt's Drain
An artificial river dating from the 17th century, named after Philibert Vernatti the adventurer (speculative investor) who paid for it.
The Fens

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.

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TF2122, 65 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Flat landscapes 
Place (from Tags)
Pode Hole 
Season (from Tags)
Spring 
Primary Subject of Photo
Drain 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2137 2206 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.9490N 0:12.1159W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2130 2202
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Fenland  Fenland Drain  The Fens 

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