A little to the north is the great artificial cut carrying the waters of the river Nene; and the neighbourhood is intersected with many other navigable "drains."
It lies in the flat fen country, on the river Nene (mainly on the east bank), II m.
FOTHERINGHAY, a village of Northamptonshire, England, picturesquely situated on the left bank of the river Nene, iz m.
It is picturesquely situated on an eminence, two sides of which are touched by the river Nene, which here makes a deep bend.
It lies on the declivity of a hill near the junction of the Ise with the Nene, in a pleasant well-wooded district.
The Fens, the flat open levels in the lower basins of the Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse, only kept from their former marshy conditions by an extensive system of artificial drainage, and the similar levels round the head of the Humber estuary, differ completely in appearance from the higher and firmer parts of the plain.
Thus, from north to south there are, on the east coast, the mouths of the Tyne and the Tees, the Humber estuary, the Wash (which receives the waters of the Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse), the Orwell-Stour, Blackwater and ThamesMedway estuaries.
Through the sandbanks which form its bed there are two main channels into deep water; one, Boston Deeps, is kept open by the waters of the Witham and Welland; the other, Lynn Deeps, gives passage to those of the Nene and the Great Ouse.