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history of the drainage of the great level of the Fens, called Bedford Level

Samuel Wells

history of the drainage of the great level of the Fens, called Bedford Level

with the constitution and laws of the Bedford Level Corporation

by Samuel Wells

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Published by Published for the author, by R. Pheney in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bedford Level Corporation.,
  • Drainage -- England,
  • Reclamation of land -- England,
  • Bedford Level (England),
  • Fens, The (England)

  • Edition Notes

    RBSC copy: Map wanting. Author"s presentation copy.

    Statementby Samuel Wells.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19169122M

    Get this from a library! An historical account of the great level of The Fens, called Bedford Level, and other fens, marshes and low-lands in this kingdom, and other places: with references to Leland's Itinerary, Dugdale's History of imbanking and draining, and others of the most approved authority. [William Elstobb].   History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens, with Constitutions and Laws of the Bedford Level Corporation, 2 vols. 5. Wells, Fens and Floods of Mid-Lincolnshire, with a description of the River Witham J. S. Padley, History of Wisbech and the Fens.

    The history of the drainage of the great level of the Fens, called Bedford level; with the constitution and laws of the Bedford level corporation. 2 vols. [and map]. Author: Samuel Wells (barrister.).   So called because of major drainage works done there on a commercial basis by a consortium of Adventurers, headed by the Dukes of Bedford. ↩ Daniel Defoe, Tour thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain, – ↩ If you wish to try to do so, I recommend the magisterial volume The Draining of the Fens by H. C. Darby, second ed., Cambridge.

    of the Great Level of the Fens (); Thomas Badeslade, The history of the ancient and present state of the naviga-tion of the port of Kings Lynn (), Jonas Moore, The history or narrative of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level (). 5 The records kept in the London office of the Bed-ford Level Corporation were lost in Excerpt from The History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens, Called Bedford Level, Vol. 1: With the Constitution and Laws of the Bedford Level Corporation Two hundred years have elapsed since first undertaking of the drainage by that illustrious nobleman and a period of scarcely less duration.


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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Full text of "The History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens, Called Bedford Level: With the " See other formats. The Bedford Level. The Great Fen, lying between the Wash and Cambridge, is more popularly known as the Bedford Level after Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford, who owned a large part of it.

It covers someacres in the historical counties of Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire and much of it lies below sea level. The History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens, Called Bedford Level: With the Constitution and Laws of the Bedford Level Corporation, Volume 2 The History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens, Called Bedford Level: With the Constitution and Laws of the Bedford Level Corporation, Esq.

Samuel Wells: Author: Esq. Samuel Wells. Fens, also called Fenland, natural region of ab sq mi (40, sq km) of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, extending north to south between Lincoln and its surface the Rivers Witham, Welland, Nen, and Ouse flow into the North Sea indentation between Lincolnshire and Norfolk known as The Wash, but the natural drainage has largely been replaced by artificial channels.

The Bedford Level experiment is a series of observations carried out along a six-mile ( km) length of the Old Bedford River on the Bedford Level of the Cambridgeshire Fens in the United Kingdom, during the 19th and early 20th centuries, to measure the curvature of the Earth.

Samuel Birley Rowbotham, who conducted the first observations starting inclaimed he had proven the Earth to be. 1 Vermuyden and the FensThe History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level (2 vols, ), I, p Sir William Dugdale, 2 The history of imbanking and drayning (), pp–9.

3See the following: er, formally committed to the project as an “adventurer” - History. The History of the Drainage of the great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level; with the constitution and laws of the Bedford Level Corporation.

Paperback – 28 Mar. by Samuel Wells Author: Samuel Wells. May, [29 May, ] The Advantage of Draining the Fens.; The Extent and Bounds of the great Level. Whereas the said Great Level, by reason of frequent overflowing of the Rivers of Welland, Neane, Grant, Owse, Brandon, Mildenhal and Stoake have been of small and uncertain profit, but (if drained), may be improved and made profitable, and of great Advantage to the Commonwealth, and.

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THE MIDDLE LEVEL OF THE FENS AND ITS RECLAMATION. The Middle Level of the Fens is, as its name suggests, the middle division of the Bedford Level, which occupies the southern half of the great Fenland, and which includes the Isle of Ely and portions of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, and Lincolnshire, as well as several thousand acres in the north-east of Huntingdonshire.

The Old Bedford River is an artificial, partial diversion of the waters of the River Great Ouse in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, was named after the fourth Earl of Bedford who contracted with the local Commission of Sewers to drain the Great Level of the Fens beginning in The idea of an artificial river running, as the Old Bedford River does, from Earith to Denver was not a new.

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London, Published for the author, by R. Pheney, (OCoLC) Online version: Wells, Samuel, Esq. History of the drainage of the great level of the fens, called Bedford Level. London, Published for the author, by R. Pheney, (OCoLC) Document Type.A larger work than these, however, was the drainage of the fens of the Nene and the Great Ouse, comprehending the wide tract known as the Bedford level.

This district took name from the agreement of Francis, earl of Bedford, the principal land holder, and 13 other adventurers, with Charles I. into drain the level, on condition of.Holme Fen Drainage. 17th century and Holme Fen Riot. Earlier attempts had been made to drain the fens, but inthe Adventurers, led by the Earl of Bedford (later became Dukes), began the first serious attempt to drain what is now known as the Bedford Level.