TF1618 : The Counter Drain

taken 4 months ago, near to Tongue End, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

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The Counter Drain
The Counter Drain
Looking along The Counter Drain toward Pode Hole, from the accommodation bridge seen in TF1618 : Farm bridge. The Counter Drain is a counter-drain. It runs parallel to an embanked river, and absorbs any seepage through the bank, and rainfall that (if left to stand) may soften the bank. In this case it is counter to the River Glen to the north. The road, unoriginally called Counter Drain Drove, is on the right where the telephone poles are.
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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 June, 2021   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 July, 2021
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Drainage  Drain 
Season (from Tags)
Near (from Tags)
Tongue End 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1632 1894 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.3336N 0:16.6725W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1631 1893
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Fenland  Fenland Drain  Early Summer  Evening Sunlight 

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