Martin Mere: Lancashire's Lost Lake
Martin Mere is best known as an extremely beautiful nature reserve located in Lancashire and maintained by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. A History of Martin Mere reveals the fascinating origins of this particular part of Britain. Martin Mere was the largest lake in England when it was proposed by Thomas Fleetwood in 1700 that it should be drained and converted to dry land. A History of Martin Mere records the history of this area from the ice age to the present day, Coney and Hale examine in detail the consequences of Thomas Fleetwood's actions in particular the social and economic effects on the surrounding community and the Lake District, as well as the dramatic transformation of the environment and wildlife. The book contains over 40 illustrations covering amazing variety of birdlife, views of Martin Mere and the original plans for the drainage of the area. A History of Martin Mere provides a comprehensive and fascinating history of one North West England's most striking areas of natural beauty and will be essential reading for the natural historian and tourist alike.
Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña
No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.
The Changing Mere
Mapping the Mere
Archaeology PlaceNames and Settlement
Managing the Fen
Draining the Mere
The Natural History of the Mere
acres Atlantic Period birds Blakenase Blowick boat boundary breeding Brook Brow Burscough century channel Chapter Churchtown coastline Colour Plate comm coverts crop Crossens DDSc decoy deposited Derby Ditch Douglas Downholland Downholland Moss drainage drained Eccleston evidence Farm farmers fields fish fishery Flandrian floodgates flooding freshwater gamekeeper gates geese Hesketh Holder and Frankland Holmes Holmeswood Holmeswood Hall James Seddon keeper Lancashire land Lane Langdon lease Linnuis Little Peel logboat marsh Martin Mere meadow Mere Brow Midge Hall Moss mossland North Meols numbers Ormskirk pasture peat Peel island pheasants pollen potatoes probably pumping station records reeds Ribble Riddiough rise Rufford salt-marsh Sands Wood Scarisbrick sea level sediments Shirdley Hill Shirdley Hill sand Shooting Box shore shoreline silt Sluice soils Southport species swans Tarlescough Tarleton tenant Thomas Tooley township trees water table Wet Holsome wetland Wildfowl and Wetlands winter woodland Wyke