Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WELLAND (The)

WELLAND (The), a river of Northampton, Leicester, Rutland, and Lincoln. It rises near Sibbertoft, within the NW border of Northampton; runs along the boundary between Northampton on the right and the other three counties on the left, past Market-Harborough, Rockingham, Stamford, and Market-Deeping, to a point 2 miles WSW of Crowland; and then goes northeast-ward, through the SE of Lincoln, past Spalding, to the Wash in the vicinity of Fossdyke. It has a total course of about 70 miles; and it is navigable, for small craft, up to Market-Deeping,-and with aid of a canal, thence to Stamford.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Leicestershire AncC       Lincolnshire AncC       Northamptonshire AncC       Rutland AncC
Place names: THE WELLAND     |     WELLAND     |     WELLAND THE

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