Searching for "HOLBEACH FEN"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    FLEET Lincolnshire Holbeach; and has a a station on the railway, and a post office under Wisbeach. The parish comprises 6, 667 acres; and includes a tract called Fleet Fen. Real Imperial
    GEDNEY-HILL Lincolnshire Holbeach district, Lincoln. The chapelry is in Gedney parish; was constituted a separate charge in last century; lies contiguous to Cambridgeshire, 6¾ miles E of Crowland, and 9 E by S of Peakirk and Crowland r. station; and has a post office under Wisbeach. Real property, £4, 511. Pop., 466. Houses, 99. The property is much subdivided. Much of the surface is fen. A moated Imperial
    HOLBEACH Lincolnshire fen land. There are three manors, Holbeach-Lord-D'Acre, Holbeach-Abbotts, and Holbeach-Pipwell; and the first belongs to William Imperial
    Holbeach Fen Lincolnshire Holbeach Fen , eccl. dist., Fleet. Gedney, and Holbeach pars., S. Lincolnshire, pop. 872. Bartholomew
    Inkerson Fen Lincolnshire Inkerson Fen , place, Long Sutton par., S. Lincolnshire, 12 miles S. of Holbeach. Bartholomew
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Fen. The deanery of South Holland-first contains the vicarages of Deeping-St. James, Moulton, Pinchbeck, Weston, and Whaplode; and the p. curacies of Cowbit, Crowland, Moulton-Chapel, West Pinchbeck, and Spalding. The deanery of South Holland-second contains the rectories of Fleet and Tydd-St. Mary; the vicarages of Gedney, Holbeach Imperial
    LINCOLNSHIRE, or LINCOLN Lincolnshire fens, they have diminished or disappeared. The manufactures are few and comparatively small; and comprise principally sack-weaving, woollen-working, rope-making, leather-working, and ship-building. The commerce was so small prior to 1841 as not to have had a custom-house till then; continued to be comparatively small till about 1860, but was then rising; has its chief seats at Gainsborough, Great Grimsby, and Boston; and may be said to share in the commerce of Hull and Goole. Steamers ply along the shores, both up the Humber and on the route from Hull to London; seaborne steamers Imperial
    NORFOLK Norfolk fens, comprises little more than deep river-improvement up the Yare to Norwich, deep river-improvement up the waveney to Beccles, and cuts or deepenings, for small craft, up to Bungay, to Aylsham, to Heckling-broad, to Weyford-bridge, to Thetford, to Stoke-Ferry, and to Castle-Acre ' The submarine telegraph goes from Cromer to the Continent at Emden, and is connected southward with the lines at Norwich. The Great Eastern railway system, comprehending variouslocal amalgamations, is ramified through much of thecounty. The main line comes in from Suffolk in theneighbourhood of Diss, and goes north-north-eastward to Norwich Imperial
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