Axholme, Isle of

Axholme, Isle of

      area of about 80 square miles (210 square km) west of the River Trent in the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire, historic county of Lincolnshire, England. A tract of low flatland less than 100 feet (30 metres) above sea level, it was formerly surrounded by fens. Drainage works, begun in the 17th century by Cornelius Vermuyden and subsequently extended and improved, have transformed the area into one of high fertility. The chief settlement is Epworth, the birthplace of John and Charles Wesley, founders of Methodism, whose father was rector of the parish; the church survives, and the restored rectory is maintained as a museum.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • AXHOLME, ISLE OF —    a tract of land in NW. Lincolnshire, 17 m. long and 5 m. broad; once a forest, then a marsh; drained in 1632, and now fertile, producing hemp, flax, rape, &c …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Axholme Charterhouse — is one of the ten medieval Carthusian houses (charterhouses) in England. It was established in 1397/1398 by Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham. The house was centred around a pre existing chapel at Low Melwood in the Isle of Axholme. The full… …   Wikipedia

  • Isle of Axholme — The Isle of Axholme is part of North Lincolnshire, England. It is the only part of Lincolnshire west of the River Trent. It is between the three towns of Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Gainsborough. DescriptionThe name Isle is given to the area since …   Wikipedia

  • Isle of Axholme Rural District — infobox historic subdivision Name= Isle of Axholme HQ= Epworth Status= Rural district Start= 1894 End= 1974 Replace= Boothferry PopulationFirst= 6,680 PopulationLast= 14,916 PopulationFirstYear= 1901 PopulationLastYear= 1971 AreaFirst=… …   Wikipedia

  • Isle of Axholme Joint Railway — The Axholme Joint Railway was built as a joint enterprise between the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L Y) and the North Eastern Railway (NER). It became joint property on 1 October 1901. The line ran from Marshland Junction, south east of… …   Wikipedia

  • Айл-оф-Эксхолм — (Axholme, Isle of)AxholmeIsle of, болотистая низменность в Линкольншире на В. Англии, западнее р.Трент. Была осушена и заселена голландскими и фламандскими иммигрантами в начале 17в. В этой местности, в Эпуэрте, родились основатели методистской… …   Страны мира. Словарь

  • North Lincolnshire — ▪ unitary authority, England, United Kingdom       unitary authority, geographic and historic county of Lincolnshire, England, comprising a low plain on the south shore of the River Humber estuary that extends inland to the northernmost… …   Universalium

  • List of islands of England — This is a list of the islands of England, the mainland of which is part of the island of Great Britain, as well as a table of the largest English islands by area. The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands do not form part of England. List of… …   Wikipedia

  • Epworth, Lincolnshire — This article is about the English parish and town. For other uses, see Epworth (disambiguation). infobox UK place country= England official name= Epworth latitude= 53.5167 longitude= 0.8167 population= 3,734 (Parish) unitary england= North… …   Wikipedia

  • Crowle, Lincolnshire — Coordinates: 53°36′26″N 0°49′56″W / 53.607350°N 0.832108°W / 53.607350; 0.832108 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”