Welcome to my independent research project on at


Site contents A - Z


The pop-out navigation menu on the Home Page will find most items or subjects you want quickly, and you can go a page, section or even paragraph with just one click. Its a good way of seeing the contents of each page too.

This page offers an alternative to the pop-out site menu which some users find difficult.  Its a long table, so I added a heading which will always be visible no matter how far down you scroll. Unfortunately I've since discovered that the feature doesn't work on my android tablet or phone, although the phone does show another feature using the same technology!

You can also use the site search facility on the home page, but it may not find new pages posted in last 30 days.

A word of caution - the links below open in new windows or new tabs depending on your computer settings,  unlike other internal links on the rest of the site which do not.



Subject A - Z inits See comments
Subject A - Z inits See comments
Adventurers     Original financiers of mid17thC  drainage
Adventurers Lands      
Anchor Inn, Sutton Gault   see Pubs and Inns  
Anglian Water Authority AWA   main-river managers 1974-1989
Barges & barge traffic      
Boating (pleasure)      
Bedford      
Bedford Level Corporation     main-river managers
Bedford Ouse  
Bedford River   see Counterdrain/Old Bedford  
Bedford, Earl of      
Black Sluice   see Counterdrain/Old Bedford  
Business      
Canals   see rivers  
Cattle      
Cattle pens      
Causeways      
CD/OBR   see Counterdrain/Old Bedford  
Chapels      
Chateau Pisces   see Colony Lake  
Chronology      
Churches      
Colony, The   see Manea Colony  
Colony      
Colony Lake      
Company of Adventurers   see Adventurers  
Conservation      
Counterdrain   see Counterdrain/Old Bedford  
Counterdrain/Old Bedford River CD/OBR    
Cock Fen PS      
Commercial river freight      
Commerce      
Cranbrook Drain   see Counterdrain/Old Bedford  
Creation      
Crossings     by road, rail and foot across the Washes
Dams      
Delph watercourse      
Denver      
Denver complex      
Denver Sluice      
Drainage authorities      
Drains   see rivers  
Earith     Where the Ouse Washes start
Earith Bridge      
Earith Sluice      
Earith Sluice Bridge      
Environment Agency EA   main-river managers 1996 to date
Farming      
Features      
Fenland Ark     Church on barge serving places along OBR
Flat Earth Experiments     attempts on OBR to show World flat not round
Floating Church   see Fenland Ark  
Flooding      
Flood Management   see Water Level Management  
Flood Alerts      
Flood Warnings      
Fortrey's Hall      
Fortrey's Hall PS      
Forty Foot Lock   see Welches Dam Lock  
Forty Foot River     also known as Vermuyden's Drain
Freight      
Funding      
Gaugeboards      
Gault      
Gaulters, gault barges      
Glen House      
Glen House PS      
Great Dyke   see Mepal Lock  
Great Ouse River      
Great Ouse River Authority GORA   main-river managers 1965-1973
Great Ouse River Board GORB   main-river managers 1952-1965
Haddenham      
Haddenham      
Haddenham Level      
Hermitage Lock     Bedford Ouse to Old West River
History      
Home Page of this website      
Houses      
Hovertrain      
Hundred Foot Drain/River      
Hundred Foot PS  
Hundred Foot Washes      
Hundred Foot Washes IDB      
Lake Farm PS      
Lamb & Flag, Welney   see Pubs and Inns  
Littleport      
Littleport & Downham IDB      
Locks      
Main Rivers      
Main Rivers management      
Management of Washes   see Main Rivers management  
Manea      
Manea Colony     Utopian commune 1838-1840
Manea & Welney IDB      
Mepal      
Mepal Lock      
Mepal PS      
Middle Level      
Middle Level Commissioners      
Middle Level Transfer     pumping from Counterdrain to Forty Foot River
National Rivers Association NRA see Main Rivers Management main-river managers 1989-1996
Nature reserves      
Navigation      
NBR   see New Bedord River  
New Bedford River NBR see Hundred Foot Drain  
News     events on/around or affecting the Washes
Nordelp      
North Level      
North Level IDB      
Norway House      
OBR   see Old Bedford River  
Old Bedford Br, Sutton Gault      
Old Bedford Br, Welney      
Old Bedford River   see Counterdrain/Old Bedford  
Old Bedford Sluice      
Old Bedford/Delph River      
Old Croft River     old course of Ouse from Littleport to Upwell
Old West River      
Ordnance Datum      
Ouse      
Ouse River Board ORB see Main Rivers Management main-river managers 1920-1930
Over      
Over & Willingham IDB      
Overview of the Ouse Washes      
Owen's Sluice   see Mepal Lock  
Ownership      
Oxlode   see  
Oxlode PS      
Pisces      
Presentations      
Pumping stns      
Pubs and Inns      
Purles Bridge PS      
Pymore      
Railway     on-line slideshow Ely-March line over Washes
Recreation      
Religion      
River freight      
River Great Ouse      
River Gt Ouse Catchment Bd RGOCB   main-river managers 1930-1952
Rivers and Drains      
RSPB      
St. Withburga   see Fenland Ark  
Salters Lode      
Salters Lode Lock     Welle Creek to Great Ouse/Tidal River
Schools      
Shellfen     BP tanker delivered oil to pumping stations
Sixteen Foot River      
Slackers      
Slideshows      
Sluices      
Smallholdings      
South Level      
South Level Commissioners      
South Level Datum   see Ordnance Datum  
Suspension Bridge      
Suspension Bridge      
Sutton Gault  
System      
Talks      
The system  
Telemetry      
Tidal Influence      
Tidal River      
Tide Tables      
Thirty Foot River      
Three Pickerells, Mepal      
Three Tuns, Welney      
Tourism      
Trade      
Twenty Foot River      
St. Withburga      
Salters Lode      
Shrinkage of soil      
Sutton & Mepal IDB      
Upwell IDB      
Vandervell's Lake   see Colony Lake  
Vermuyden      
Vermuyden's Drain   see Forty Foot River  
Visitor centres     nature and wildfowl reserves on Washes
Visitor Comments     about this website
Wartime instalations      
Wash, The      
Washes, washlands      
Water Level Management      
Water level targets      
Water level gauge boards      
Water level telemetry      
Weirs  
Welches Dam     small community near the Forty Foot lock
Welches Dam Lock     Forty Foot River to Counterdrain/OBR
Welches Dam PS     pumps Counterdrain into Delph
Welches Dam Reserve     Bird reserve run by RSPB
Welle Creek      
Welle Creek weir/spill-way     from CD/OBR to Welle Creek at Salters Lode
Welle Stream      
Welmore Lake Sluice     where the Ouse Washes empties into the NBR
Welney      
Welney Causeway      
Welney Hotel      
Welney Gate     a single vertical sluice gate on CD/OBR
Welney Wash      
Welney Wash road      
WW2  
WWT