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New River

Place  From 1613 

Categories: Engineering, Food & Drink

The so-called New River is actually an aqueduct built 1609 - 1613 from near Ware, Hertfordshire, to Islington to bring fresh water from country springs to the City. It required a 1602 charter from King James I. Now, 2007, the New River is still used as a source for London's drinking water and also provides a 25 mile footpath. See also the remains of the windmill. Diamond Geezer has a very comprehensive post. And here is the walking guide.

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New River

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Clarendon Arch - 1786

This bank of earth was raised and formed to support the Channel of the New Ri...

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Enfield Millennium Fountain

The Millennium Fountain by Wendy Taylor CBE. Unveiled by the Worshipful the M...

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Hugh Myddelton - N21

Formerly Bush Hill House Sir Hugh Myddelton, engineer of the New River, lived...

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New River Head

At New River Head the water in the New River flowed into a Round Pond.

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New River mosaic

This mosaic mural is quite a success, with the pair of compasses disgorging t...

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