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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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Butterley Company

Butterley Company

Engineering company based in Ripley, Derbyshire.

Group, Engineering

1 memorial
Clarendon Arch

Clarendon Arch

The New River had to be carried over Salmon's Brook (now dry).  To do this a 660-feet long lead-lined wooden aqueduct was built in 1608-13, known as the Bush Hill Frame.  At the same time a bridge ...

Building, Engineering

2 memorials
Frederick Simms

Frederick Simms

Mechanical engineer and businessman. Born Hamburg, where his grandfather, from Birmingham, had established a business. Educated Germany and London. Inventor and motor industry pioneer. Coined the w...

Person, Engineering, Germany

1 memorial
Cullinan Studio

Cullinan Studio

From their website: "Edward Cullinan Architects was established by Edward (Ted) Cullinan in 1965, who was an early proponent of sustainability and social awareness and a former colleague of Denys L...

Group, Architecture, Engineering

1 memorial