Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for CAM (The)

CAM (The), a river of Cambridge. It rises at Ashwell, near the boundary with Beds; runs 14 miles northeastward, past Barrington, to Granchester; receives there the Granta coming 12 miles from the west, and becomes navigable; proceeds thence 2¾ miles north by eastward to Cambridge; and goes thence 13 miles north-northeastward, past Chesterton, Waterbeach, and Upware, to a confluence with the Ouse, 3½ miles above Ely. It was widened and otherwise improved, in its course past Cambridge, in 1869, at a cost of about £6,000.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Cambridgeshire AncC
Place names: CAM     |     CAM THE     |     THE CAM

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