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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
Entry Name: Two Marker Posts Situated on the South East Side of Holme Lode
Listing Date: 11 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1288011
English Heritage Legacy ID: 400919
Location: Holme, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE7
Civil Parish: Holme
Traditional County: Huntingdonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Holme St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Ely
HOLME HOLME FEN NATURE
TL 28 NW
6/43 Two marker posts
situated on the
south-east side of
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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