1 : 31680 This drawing covers part of Lincolnshire, showing drains across the fens highlighted in blue. These date from the 17th century, when James I appointed Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden to direct the drainage of the wetlands. Many local people opposed the scheme as the plan involved commonland on which they grazed cattle. As a result of Vermuyden's work, the fens changed radically in appearance, from an area of flooded marshes to one of extensively farmed agricultural land. In the middle of the sheet is a series of decoy ponds, built in the 17th and 18th centuries to lure wildlife. Yeakell, Thomas Jr.
This drawing covers the part of Lincolnshire known as South Holland. It shows the saltmarshes, intertidal banks of sand and mud, shallow waters and deep channels that characterise the Wash, the largest estuarine system in Britain. Depicted further inland, to the left of the sheet, are ancient cattle droves, the long straight roads that are a prominent feature of this part of Lincolnshire. Budgen, Charles
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 parts of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, showing the River Witham at the top of the sheet flowing south-eastwards into Boston and the Wash. Drains across fens and marshland are highlighted in blue towards the lower part of the plan. These date from the 17th century, when James I appointed Dutch engineer, Cornelius Vermuyden to direct the drainage of the wetlands. Many local people opposed the scheme since it included commonland on which they grazed cattle. As a result of Vermuyden's work, the fens changed radically in appearance, from an area of flooded marshes to one of extensively farmed land. Yeakell, Thomas Jr.
1 : 31680 This drawing covers parts of Northamptonshire and its neighbouring counties. Their boundaries are indicated by a red pecked line. The road running down the middle of the sheet is Ermine Street, the ancient Roman road from Chichester to York, passing through Lincolnshire. Right of centre is Grimsthorpe Park, with its avenues, trees, reservoir and lodge painstakingly illustrated. Boyce
1 : 31680 .Depicted in blue at the top right of the plan, the Sleaford Canal was opened at the beginning of the 19th century., It was used primarily to,export cereal and other agricultural produce from Sleaford and surrounding areas, and to import coal for domestic and industrial purposes.,The availability of coal led to,the,growth of,industry around Sleaford, as the numerous mills depicted near the head of the canal testify. Budgen, Charles