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The Witham, Rutland

Historical Description

Witham, The, a river of Rutland and Lincolnshire. It rises near Market Overton in Rutland; runs about 3 miles north-eastward into Lincolnshire; goes northward, past Colsterworth, Grantham, Claypole, and Thurlby, to Lincoln city; proceeds thence eastward to the vicinity of Bardney; and goes thence south-eastward, past Kirkstead and Boston, to the Wash near the influx of the Welland. Its total length is about 80 miles.

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