TQ3396 : The New River in the centre of Enfield

taken 5 years ago, near to Enfield, Great Britain

The New River in the centre of Enfield
The New River in the centre of Enfield
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 but not here next to Southbury Road in the centre of Enfield where it is more an ornamental feature. This view looks upriver.
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TQ3396, 159 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3312 9661 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.1517N 0:4.6283W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3307 9660
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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