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Author Hale, W. G.

Title Martin Mere : Lancashire's lost lake / W.G. Hale and Audrey Coney ; with contributions from Bill Pick and Alan Whittaker
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
Summary A drive through the area of Lancashire inland from the seaside resort of Southport takes you through miles of fertile agricultural land dotted with farms and smallholdings. Road signs pointing to such places as?Mereside?,?Mere Brow? and?Mere Sands Wood? suggest the origin of these peaty soils, because in the seventeenth century this was the site of the largest lake in England. Martin Mere began as a depression in the glacial drift which filled with water as the ice from the last Ice Age retreated, and over its long history the land and the lake have contested the area as water levels have r
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Geomorphology -- England -- Lancashire.
Landscape archaeology -- England -- Lancashire.
Wetlands -- England -- Lancashire -- History.
Lancashire (England) -- Rural conditions -- History.
Martin Mere (England) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Coney, Audrey.
ISBN 184631352X (electronic bk.)
9781846313523 (electronic bk.)