South Holland Timeline

This map enables you to view how the region has changed through the ages. From the two dropdown menus you can select the type of  item you wish to view, and the time periods you are interested in.  If you get lost the reset button will remove all selections. Clicking on the icon will take […]

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Map Timeline

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Fen Drainage Timeline 852 to Present Day

Fen Drainage Timeline 852 to Present Day

It’s common in South Holland to see fields bordered by drainage ditches and rivers with embankments on each side to protect the surrounding farmland. Early drainage schemes, dug manually, suffered constant delays over centuries due to political and legal difficulties. Serious opposition came from small freeholders, tenant farmers and commoners who, for generations, had made […]

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Forge Timeline

1800′s – Building is purpose built as a Blacksmith’s workshop 1826 – White’s Directory shows Francis South was Blacksmith at this time 1850 – 1860 – Accounts show the Blacksmith was servicing the boats at Spalding Port 1899 – The Dodd Family take ownership of the Forge 20th Century – 3 Generations of the Dodd […]

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Timeline

History The purpose of the timeline is record notable dates in history for South Holland and its people. It will also link to resources held within this website and where possible external resources. In the Domesday Book Survey of 1086, Earl Algar and Ivo Talbois held Spalding. The latter was Lord of Spalding, and nephew […]

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Meeting with the Historic Environment team today at LCC

Meeting with the Historic Environment team today at LCC

Today we had an excellent meeting with the Historic Environment team at LCC. We discussed digital mapping and gave a demonstration of VR. They are developing their solution around a product called Arches. look at Lincoln offering It’s open source software and we will hopefully develope a solution together which both filters the records by […]

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Then and Now Maps – 1307 and Today

The old map believed to be a reconstruction of a map of 1307 has overlaid on today’s map. Interesting how today’s road follow the ancient tracks across the marsh. Read more about the 1307 Map and drainage by clicking HERE

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