TQ0974 : Longford River at Bedfont - water for Hampton Court

taken 12 years ago, near to East Bedfont, Hounslow, Great Britain

Longford River at Bedfont - water for Hampton Court
Longford River at Bedfont - water for Hampton Court
This is an artificial river about 12 miles long. The "This is Longford" website LinkExternal link tells us it was dug on the orders of Charles I. In 1638 he wanted water from the Colne to supply Hampton Court. The river runs from Longford, now at the north east corner of Heathrow Airport. Until recently it ran under the airport, but with the building of the 5th terminal it has been diverted around the south of the airport. The river remained crown property, and some bridges over it have the royal cypher.
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TQ0974, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 January, 2006
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River   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 094 740 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.2653N 0:25.6130W
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