1 : 31680 This drawing covers the fens of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire with the county borders indicated by a red dotted line. Characteristic fenland features such as dykes, canals and ancient cattle droves are clearly depicted on the plan. In the 17th century, the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden was appointed by James I to direct the drainage of the wetlands. As a result of Vermuyden's work, the fens took on a very different appearance, changing from an area of flooded marshes to one of extensively farmed agricultural land. Yeakell, T.
1 : 31680 .This plan is dominated by fenland crossed by,drains, which are,indicated by single blue lines., The drainage system was installed in the 17th century,by Dutch engineer, Cornelius Vermuyden., The first years of the scheme were dogged,by riots and civil disobedience, much of the population viewing the scheme,as an encroachment upon the commonland,where they,grazed cattle. .The Crown and Woolpack, at the top left, is one of many inns along the toll road to Peterborough, which,forms the western boundary of this map., Outside the county town of Huntingdon is Hitchinbrooke House, dating back to AD600. Hyett, William
1 : 31680 .Caxton was a parish along the Ermine Street, the Roman road from Chichester in West Sussex to York via Lincoln. The road forms the western boundary of the plan and is highlighted in buff. To the right of this boundary is the market and parish town of St. Neots, situated on the east bank of the navigable River Ouse. Here, a stone bridge, built in 1588 from the ruins of an old abbey, connects Huntingdonshire with Bedfordshire. Along the River Ouse, about a mile north of St Neots and partly in the parish of Little Paxton, are the premises of the St. Neots Paper Mill Company. Hyett, William
1 : 31680 .This plan details a section of the Welland and Nene Valleys running through Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire., It depicts the system of man-made drains, ditches and sluices,for draining the lowland area between Peterborough and Ely, offering a navigable route to the fenland rivers., Milton Park at the bottom right is a good example of 18th-century formal parkland, with grass, trees and lakes well detailed. Boyce
1 : 31680 This drawing covers part of the valley of the River Nene as it meanders through farmland and the cottage industries of Wellingborough and Irthlingborough. Mills are depicted throughout the area, especially along the course of the Nene. With coal absent from the area, natural resources, predominantly wind and water, were used for industrial processing. Hyett, William