TQ3296 : The New River in Enfield

taken 4 years ago, near to Forty Hill, Enfield, Great Britain

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The New River in Enfield
The New River in Enfield
The river is actually the New River and the New River Path follows the path between the river and the houses.

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 in this attractive scene in the middle of Enfield. This view looks downriver.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3240 9684 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.2859N 0:5.2471W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3242 9697
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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