TL1837 : River Hiz

near to Church End, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

River Hiz
River Hiz
The River Hiz is a small tributary river that feeds the River Ivel that, in turn, feeds the River Great Ouse. Starting at its source of a chalk fed spring just south of the village of Charlton, the river winds its way through the county of Hertfordshire, moving its way into and through Hitchin, where it meets the River Oughton and River Purwell. The Hiz finally meets the River Ivel near the village of Henlow.

The Hiz is properly pronounced "Hitch" as it takes its name from the Hicca tribe who inhabited the area and gave their name to Hitchin. This fact seems to be little known and it is now normally said as it is spelled.

The Hiz is a focal point in the town of Hitchin, with a market that takes place historically by its banks. The Hiz also runs past a major (but now defunct) brickworks at Arlesey.
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Sunday, 29 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1895 3772 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.5091N 0:16.0643W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1895 3774
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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