TQ2299 : Stream by Blanche Lane, Ridge

near to Ridge, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Stream by Blanche Lane, Ridge
Stream by Blanche Lane, Ridge
Water from this stream goes into Mimmshall Brook - and then into sinkholes. Hertfordshire County Council Landscape Character Assessment tells us: "Water End swallowholes (SSSI) are major sinkholes in chalk and a permanent landscape feature. The site, which is the largest in England, consists of a group of more than 15 sinkholes where two streams drain from the London clay and sink very close to the boundary of a chalk outcrop. During heavy rainfall a lake accumulates in the basin but is only temporary. This flow is the spring source for Chadwell at Ware (New River), and overflows westwards into the Colne (the Mimmshall Brook at Water End). Ponds at Welham Green are connected underground. A number of small ponds on the higher ground are associated with the farms and woodlands." The photo is the view east towards the A1.
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Sunday, 12 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 March, 2006
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Geological interest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2207 9994 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.0976N 0:14.1371W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2205 9993
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Spring Source  Sinkholes  Chalk  Clay  Stream 

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