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603418-08-1773"The waters were much out at Egham, and the people in general under great apprehensions for the wheat. From Lee to the Crays, and round about those parts, they were as high as the horses bellies in the road. Several stage coaches, which were to have been in town last night, did not arrive till this day at noon; and this morning most of the stages that go the north road, came back to their respective inns, being unable to proceed. In Oxford, and its neighbourhood, the weather was so tempestuous, with a northerly wind, and the rains so heavy, that scarce any buildings were found to afford a sufficient shelter."[River Lee / River Thames]038 - LeeFrank Law
603607-01-1776"Began, attended with an high easterly wind, one of the greatest falls of snow that has happened in England in the memory of man; and it was followed by so intense a frost, that, the barometer at times, sunk two or three degrees lower than it did in the great frost which began during the last days of 1739, and continued about three months of 1740 and, by the 16th, the Thames was entirely frozen over at Mortlake."039 - ThamesFrank Law
603708-01-1776"The river Stour, which runs through Canterbury, was so swelled by the heavy rains that there fell for three preceding days, that the streets contiguous to the river were one continued torrent, and most of the houses filled to the height of four feet."[River Great Stour]040 - Kent Rivers GroupFrank Law
603819-10-1775"In the evening, one of the most dreadful storms arose that has ever been remembered, accompanied with a great fall of rain, which raised the rivers in many places to an unusual height. This storm continued at Leeds, in Yorkshire, for thirty-six hours, without the least intermission, and became in the highest degree alarming to the inhabitants, hundreds of whom durst not lie down in their beds the first night, and many deserted their houses, expecting nothing less than to find them in ruin in the morning. The succeeding night proved equally alarming: the prodigious quantity of rain which fell, being driven down the river, exhibited the most shocking scene that can be imagined, the whole neighbourhood being under water: large quantities of grain deposited in warehouses were washed away; cloth was in some places torn from the tenters; in others, the cloth and tenters were carried away together; several dwelling-houses and dye-houses suffered greatly, the dyeing-vats being torn out of their places; the pavement in the street, broken up; walls, thrown down; cows, horses, sheep, &c. forced into the river, and drowned: but shocking as the foregoing accounts are, those from the neighbouring parts were a great deal more so; Swillington, Calverley and Otley bridges, thrown down; large stacks of grain, a large quantity of coals at Wakefield, and 1000 cart-loads of Flockton coals, swept away from near Ferrybridge; the driver and seven horses belonging to Cave's London waggon, lost near Wakefield bridge, &c. Immense damage was done upon the sea-coasts where the gale lasted about forty-eight hours."[River Aire]027 - Ouse (Yorkshire)Frank Law
603903-10-1775"At Haddington, in Scotland, a heavy rain came on, which swelled the river Tyne so much, that it overflowed the east end of the town, and threatened the destruction of the whole. It rose eight feet perpendicular. The people were in the utmost consternation, some wading up to the armpits to escape, and others climbing up the roofs of the houses. the cries of women and children were dreadful; houses, bridges, mills, and furniture of all sorts, were seen floating together, and much cattle were carried off by it."[River (Lothian) Tyne]020 - Tyne (Lothian) GroupFrank Law
60401766"There was the greatest fall of snow in many parts of this kingdom, particularly in the west, that has been known in the memory of man. Near Dorchester 11,000 sheep are said to have been buried by it, seven or eight of whom only perished."[River Frome]044 - Frome GroupFrank Law
604108-01-1777"The River Thames was frozen over at Kingston, and many persons crossed over on the ice. The frost, however, has not this year been very intense."[River Thames]039 - ThamesFrank Law
604203-10-1774"We hear from Oxford, that the waters are so much out round about that place, that several roads leading to the city are impassable, and a great number of sheep and other cattle have been lost; and the waters are so much out in St Thomas's parish, that the inhabitants are obliged to live up two pair of stairs, and have their provisions brought to them by boats; and the walks belonging to Christ Church College are entirely washed away, and likewise Merton College walks. There is no land to be seen within three or four miles of that place. The damage done to the walks of Christ Church College is computed to be upwards of 200 l."[River Cherwell]039 - ThamesFrank Law
604303-10-1774"Advices have been also received from Nottingham, and other parts of the country, mentioning great damages to have been done by the continual rains, which had occasioned great floods."028 - TrentFrank Law
604409-09-1774"It is remarked that the Dee and the Don swelled on that day to such a degree as to lay all the low grounds under water, by which incredible damage has been done, and many farmers absolutely ruined."[Rivers Dee and Don]011 - Don (Aberdeenshire)Frank Law
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