the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

2.9 km (1.8 miles) SE of Frith Bank, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 2 m (6 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 180°

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: We got there #3: Looking North #4: Looking East #5: Looking West #6: Looking South

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#1: Cowbridge Drain, and field containing confluence

(visited by Stephen Turner, Angelina Turner and Gillian Turner)

31-Aug-2003 -- This confluence is less than a mile from my parents' house. It had been visited twice before, but only in winter, so I decided to make a summer visit while in Boston for my grandmother's 90th birthday party. It was a sunny Sunday morning, and my wife Angelina and mother Gillian came along for the walk.

In common with much of South Lincolnshire, the confluence is in a field beside a drainage channel. Drainage channels are locally known as 'drains', and this is the Cowbridge Drain. This picture was taken from the Sibsey Road. You can just see two anglers fishing in the drain. The field containing the confluence is the brown field to the left.

At the end of a hot, dry summer, the earth was very dusty. The field had already been harvested, although some of the surrounding cabbage fields hadn't. Judging by the remaining stalks, it might have contained cauliflower or broccoli or something like that.

There is a footpath along the drain, and the confluence point is only about 20m from the path. The GPS gave the altitude as 11m and the EPE was 3m.

Looking North from the actual confluence point, you can see typical fenland scenery -- flat fields and large skies. The views East and West are not dissimilar, except for a couple of buildings at the end of the field. Looking South, you can see the course of the drain in the foreground. The large building on the right is the Pilgrim Hospital, recently painted pale blue, and just to the right of that, you can see the top of one of the largest and finest churches in England, St Boltoph's Church, better known as Boston Stump.

Many thanks to Patrick Gosling for the loan of his GPS.

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#1: Cowbridge Drain, and field containing confluence
#2: We got there
#3: Looking North
#4: Looking East
#5: Looking West
#6: Looking South
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