River Nene: a pictorial history

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    Authors & editors

    Jeremiah, Josephine [Author]

    Publisher Phillimore
    Year of publication 2003

    English (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills > England > Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire
    Wind & watermills > England > Northamptonshire


    Scope & contentA pictorial history of the traditional scenes and leisure activities, crafts and buildings, including watermills,in the towns and villages along the River Nene. Flowing 91 miles through Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk from its source at Arbury Hill near Daventry,Northamptonshire to the Wisbech Canal and the docks at Sutton Bridge near Wisbech in Suffolk. Its final outfall is into the Wash estuary. It is the tenth longest river in England and navigable for 88 miles through a series of locks and staunches that control the river levels from Northampton to the Wash. 19th and early 20th century photographs and drawings illustrate the activity and industries powered and reliant on this river and its watermills. Mills shown in the photographs: Whitworth's Victoria Mill, Little Irchester; Nunn Mills, Northampton; Clifford Hill Mill; Cogenhoe Mill; Woodford Bottom Mill (Allen's Mill); Thrapston Mill; Titchmarsh Mill and Lock; Wadenhoe Mill; Barnwell Mill; Ashton Mill; Perio Mill; Elton Mill; Yarwell Mill.

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    Accession no. 230281

    • Shelf location: V 102.4/2.6-JER
    • Donor: Michael Goodchild
    • Notes: Signed by W. M. [Michael] Goodchild