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New River

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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Claremont Close - WW2 damage

The charming insignia seems to show a roofscape, including a church, all behi...

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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 bridges - Clissold Park

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Bertie Wilson

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William Bridges Adams

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1 memorial
Harpinder Singh Narula

Harpinder Singh Narula

Trustee of The Memorial Gates Trust. Harpinder Singh Narula was born in December 1953 in India. Our Picture Source and his Wikipedia page gives some information about this man.

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1 memorial
Rotherhithe Tunnel Airshaft

Rotherhithe Tunnel Airshaft

The building contains a staircase down to the tunnel and pedestrian footpath. The photograph is of this airshaft's partner on the north bank.

Building, Engineering

1 memorial