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The River Ancholme is a river in North Lincolnshire, England, and a tributary of the Humber estuary. River upstream of an Australian trout farm A river is a large natural waterway. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... River Hull tidal barrier. ...


It rises south of Bishopbridge (west of Market Rasen), passes through Brigg and flows into the Humber at South Ferriby. Market Rasen is a town in Lincolnshire, England within West Lindsey district. ... Brigg (fully Glanford Brigg) in Lincolnshire, England, is a small market town on the River Ancholme with a population of 5,076 (2001 census). ... South Ferriby is a village in North Lincolnshire, England situated on the south bank of the River Humber 5km west of the Humber Bridge and directly opposite North Ferriby on the River’s north bank. ...


In its natural state, the river's valley was flat-bottomed and fenny. The river still has a distinctly rural character, and the landscape is agricultural. A fen is a sere, a phase in the natural ecological succession from the open water of a lake to (for example) woodland. ...


Boats have used the river for many centuries, and it was an important route for transporting cargo from the rural communities to the industrial towns. In the 19th century, a passenger packet boat ran from Brigg to South Ferriby and connected with a steamer to Hull. Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ...


North of Bishopbridge, where the River Rase joins the Ancholme, the river runs in two intertwining channels known as the "Old River Ancholme" and the "New River Ancholme". While the Old River maintains its natural course, the New River flows almost straight as it is the product of engineering work. The course of the Old River through Brigg was also enlarged, forming "Island Carr".


As early as the 13th century local landowners paid subscriptions for work to be undertaken with the aim of facilitating navigation and land drainage. The river's charter is one of the oldest in the country.


One feature of the river is the number of small bridges, of low capacitym which were built to allow access for farmers. Many Parish boundaries still follow the line of the Old River. Strangers have been known to follow a map, until they reach some poorly-maintained riverside track, in an attempt to avoid a long detour.


Nowadays the river is used mainly for recreation, with over 200 boats registered.


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Environment Agency - River Ancholme (293 words)
Situated in North Lincolnshire, the River Ancholme is navigable for 27 km (17 miles) from the entrance of the River Humber at South Ferriby to Harlam Lock at Snitterby.
The lush Ancholme Valley has a rural character and lies within a broad clay vale, between the higher ground of the Lincolnshire Edge in the west and the Lincolnshire Wolds in the east.
In the past the Ancholme was an important route for the transportation of cargo, linking rural areas with the industrial towns of Yorkshire and beyond.
River Ancholme (183 words)
The River Ancholme is a river in North Lincolnshire, England, and a tributary of the River Humber.
Boats have used the river for many centuries, and it was an important route for transporting cargo from the rural communities to the industrial towns.
The river's charter is one of the oldest in the country.
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