TQ3295 : The New River seen from Bush Hill Road

taken 5 years ago, near to Winchmore Hill, Enfield, Great Britain

The New River seen from Bush Hill Road
The New River seen from Bush Hill Road
The New River was completed between 1609 and its official opening on 29th September 1613. It was designed to bring clean water to London at a time when the heavily-polluted River Thames was the main source of drinking water. Sir Hugh Myddleton devised a 40 mile course that followed the contours of the land and only dropped about two inches every mile. It ran from springs near Ware in Hertfordshire to New River Head near the Angel, Islington but now finishes at Stoke Newington.

The New River remains an essential part of Londonís water supply. The part to the south of Stoke Newington, where it survives, is more like a linear pond, but from Green Lanes upriver the water still flows as it has done for over 400 years. Much of it is followed by the New River Path as here. On the other side of Bush Hill Road though there is no path and similarly a short distance ahead the New River Path follows Bush Hill rather than the waterside. This view looks downriver.
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TQ3295, 171 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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New River Walk 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3264 9508 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.3335N 0:5.0791W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3266 9510
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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