TQ0974 : Duke of Northumberland's River at Bedfont - water for mills and Syon House

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

Duke of Northumberland's River at Bedfont - water for mills and Syon House
Duke of Northumberland's River at Bedfont - water for mills and Syon House
The Duke of Northumberland's River is an early artificial waterway taking water from the Colne to the Crane and to Syon Park. A British History Online article on East Bedfont from the Victoria County History of Middlesex says it is "said to have been made by the convent of Syon in the time of Henry V." The water has been used for Twickenham and Isleworth mills and there were disputes between the mill owners who wanted the water for power, and the Dukes of Northumberland who wanted it for lakes in Syon Park. The river ran across the site of Heathrow Airport, was put into pipes underneath in the 1940s, but has recently been diverted around the south of the airport - see also TQ0974 : Longford River at Bedfont - water for Hampton Court.
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TQ0974, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Wednesday, 25 January, 2006   (more nearby)
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Friday, 27 January, 2006
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River   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 09381 74261 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.4062N 0:25.6246W
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