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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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Boylett Herbert Jupe

Boylett Herbert Jupe

Electrician on the RMS Titanic. A full résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia Titanica website. He is also commemorated on the Engineers Memorial, Andrews East Park, Above Bar Street,...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy

1 memorial
Sir Ralph Freeman

Sir Ralph Freeman

Civil engineer.  Born 88 Rendlesham Road, West Hackney.   Worked on Sydney harbour bridge.  Died at home, Graden, Hendon Avenue.  Picture at: Flickr (copyrighted).

Person, Engineering, Australia

1 memorial
Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford

Stonemason, architect and civil engineer. Born Eskdale, Dumfriesshire. Aged 12 left school to work for a local stonemason. Aged 25 rode on horseback to London. Built roads, bridges and canals. Neve...

Person, Architecture, Engineering, Scotland

2 memorials
Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company

Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company

Established as the Thames Bank Ironworks by Thomas Joseph Ditchburn and Charles John Mare. Renamed in 1860, it had by 1863 the capacity to build 25,000 tons of warships and 10,000 tons of mail stea...

Group, Engineering

2 memorials
Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Civil engineer. Born Portsea, Hampshire. Constructions include: Great Western Railway and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Died at home, 18 Duke Street (see below). A very popular Brit, as illustrate...

Person, Engineering, Seriously Famous

10 memorials