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Foss Dyke, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Foss Dyke, an artificial water-cut in Lincolnshire, from the river Trent at Torksey to the river Witham near Lincoln. It was originally a Roman canal, and was deepened in the reign of Henry I. for the two-fold purpose of draining the circumjacent level and bringing vessels from the Trent to the city.

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