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Two Marker Posts Situated on the South East Side of Holme Lode

A Grade II Listed Building in Holme, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.4892 / 52°29'21"N

Longitude: -0.2299 / 0°13'47"W

OS Eastings: 520286

OS Northings: 289395

OS Grid: TL202893

Mapcode National: GBR J0P.W4P

Mapcode Global: VHGL2.YPVM

Plus Code: 9C4XFQQC+M3

Entry Name: Two Marker Posts Situated on the South East Side of Holme Lode

Listing Date: 11 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400919

Location: Holme, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE7

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Holme

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Holme St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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TL 28 NW
6/43 Two marker posts
situated on the
south-east side of
Holme Lode


Two marker posts A and B. Post A erected in 1851 by Wm Wells replacing an
earlier wooden post of 1848, post B erected in 1957. Cast iron. The two
posts were erected to mark the shrinkage of the peat as the water table was
lowered when Whittlesea Mere was drained. Post A originally from the Crystal
Palace Exhibition hall; it is a fluted column with an octagonal base and is
supported on poles with iron ties. Post B is an octagonal column mounted on a
concrete base, the metal plaques are inscribed with ground levels and
corresponding dates. Whittlesea Mere of which the nature reserve is a small
surviving part was drained between 1849 and 1853. The nature reserve is
managed by the Nature Conservancy Council.
Wells, W. Drainage of Whittlesea Mere, Royal Agricultural Society Journal,
Vol. 21 (1860).

Listing NGR: TL2028689395

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