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Whittlesey Mere, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Huntindonshire is available to browse.