TQ3296 : The Crown & Horses and New River in Enfield

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

The Crown & Horses and New River in Enfield
The Crown & Horses and New River in Enfield
This attractive scene is formed by the new River and the New River Path crosses the footbridge ahead.

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. This view looks upriver.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Business, Retail, Services 
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New River Walk 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3243 9696 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.3501N 0:5.2184W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3241 9695
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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