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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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Frederick George Creed

Frederick George Creed

Inventor. Born in Mill Village, Nova Scotia. While working for the Central and South American Telegraph and Cable Company he became tired of using hand-operated machines to send messages. He came u...

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1 memorial
Sir Joseph Whitworth

Sir Joseph Whitworth

Born Stockport. Engineer working in the field of precision instruments and guns. Philanthropic, giving money for education during his life and encouraging his beneficiaries to do so after his death...

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1 memorial
Bertie Wilson

Bertie Wilson

Senior Assistant 2nd Engineer 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,...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy

1 memorial
Benjamin Baker

Benjamin Baker

Civil engineer. Born Somerset. Worked on the early London underground lines and the Forth Bridge. Was an expert witness at the Tay Bridge disaster enquiry. Died at home in Pangbourne. Imperial Coll...

Person, Engineering

3 memorials