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Site and situation


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Site and situation

  1. 1. Stanbury Village by Lucas Lots of land for farming Large reservoir which is the main water supply One long main road for access to other villages Stanbury village is next to other, larger villages such as Haworth and Oxenhope. but the water supply is here for all the area. It is a good area for a settlement because there is land to farm, water, wood- land and sheltering hills. Stanbury is surrounded by hills and woodland
  2. 2. Jamie - Yarmouth River Yar Narrow crossing point Good fishing area. flat farming land Close to Europe.
  3. 3. Wisbech is a market town in the fens by S î oned <ul><li>The market town of Wisbech is the capital of the English Fens and the town itself sits on both sides of the river Nene, which forms the border between the counties of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. At high tide the river would provide access to the sea for boats. </li></ul><ul><li>As with all fenland towns it would have been built on slightly raised ground surrounded by marshland before the land was drained. </li></ul><ul><li>The town is surrounded by very flat land which is farmed. There are no hills or mountains in any direction for tens of miles. From the air the land surrounding the town looks like a patch work quilt. </li></ul><ul><li>When the land was drained a network of large drains, some the sizes of rivers, were dug into the ground to carry water to the sea. </li></ul>
  4. 4. St Albans by William <ul><li>St Albans became a settlement in 20bc when the local celtic tribe decided to make it their capital. It would have been a small settlement with wooden huts, however during the Roman invasion it was taken over and the Romans named it Verulamium and built roads and fortifications making it a much bigger settlement. </li></ul><ul><li>St Albans had good roads and a river running through it which provided water for mills and so it became an important market town. A cathedral was built and it became a Christian pilgrimage site. </li></ul>