Whittlesey Mere, Huntingdonshire
Whittlesey Mere, a quondam lake in the N of Hunts, 5 miles SSE of Peterborough. It covered more than 3000 acres, yielded large quantities of fish which were sent chiefly to the London market, was the scene in 1850 of a famous skating match, and has been all drained, with the effect of bringing most of its quondam bottom into cultivation, when it was found to contain a large canoe, a chandelier, a censer, swords, seals, pottery, and other relics.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Huntindonshire is available to browse.