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604530-09-18901890 September 30 "29th and 30th-Greta rain in Lancashire, causing floods by the overflowing of the Ribble"071 - RibbleFrank Law
604630-09-18901890 September 30 "The greatest flood in Langdale that has been known for 20, or some say 40 years. Skelwith bridge was washed away about 2 a.m. on October 1st."[R. Brathay]073 - Kent GroupFrank Law
604709-03-1774"The heavy rains that fell incessantly from the 5th to the 9th of the present month, raised the waters in many rivers, chiefly to the Westward of London, to a greater height than has been known in the memory of man. The level from Chelsea to Battersea was intirely overflowed, and considerable damage done to the garden-grounds and young plantations: two West country barges were by the force of the current carried out of the channel of the Thames, and left in Battersea fields when the flood abated. Many of the Western roads were rendered impassable; and the towns in general adjoining to the rivers were very much damaged by the violence of the inundation."039 - ThamesFrank Law
604831-12-1774"The river Ribble, near Preston, in Lancashire, stood still; and, for the length of three miles, there was no water, except in deep places. In about five hours it came down with a strong current, and continues to run as usual. The like phaenomenon happened in the year 1715."[River Ribble]071 - RibbleFrank Law
6049171531/12/1774 "The river Ribble, near Preston, in Lancashire, stood still; and, for the length of three miles, there was no water, except in deep places. In about five hours it came down with a strong current, and continues to run as usual. The like phaenomenon happened in the year 1715."[River Ribble]071 - RibbleFrank Law
605031-08-1776"About half past ten at night, a violent hurricane, accompanied with a vast torrent of rain, happened at Shepton-Mallet, and did considerable damage, by filling with water most of the cellars, and some dwelling-houses in the lower part of the town, and spoiling or carrying off the furtniture, &c. But what renders this event very extraordinary, is, it was followed the next night but one, by another storm nearly as bad, which lain the flat lands adjacent to the town all under water, and did besides very considerable damage."052 - Somerset Rivers GroupFrank Law
60511246"1246 "disastrous floods" across North Level"032 - NeneFrank Law
605212601260 "Prodigious rainfall .... fresh water from the uplands, combining with high tides, overtopped embankments and inundated some 35,000 acres, causing great losses". 032 - NeneFrank Law
605312741274 "a disaster from which the North Level was unable to recover until the new outfall channel to the River Nene was cut in the nineteenth century. At this time the Little and Great Ouse discharged into the River Nene at Wisbech. This combined fresh water flow helped to keep the outfall clear of silt, or rather reduced the acceleration of silting of the estuary which was then apparent. During 1274, the people of Littleport cleaned out an old Roman canal and that winter, a major flood broke the bank of the Little Ouse which flowed down the canal into the River Lark, thence to King's Lynn to become the new course of the Little Ouse. In one foul winter's night the destiny of the Nene outfall and the North Level changed, with the considerably reduced flow of the River Nene unable to keep the siltation of outfall at bay...." 032 - NeneFrank Law
60541335 1335 " major flooding"032 - NeneFrank Law
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