TQ0674 : Longford River alongside Bedfont Road

taken 3 years ago, near to Stanwell, Surrey, Great Britain

Longford River alongside Bedfont Road
Longford River alongside Bedfont Road
Ahead is the Longford River and to the left, hidden by the trees, is The Duke of Northumberland's River. To the south of Heathrow Airport and its Southern Perimeter Road, the two waterways run parallel and it is possible to follow a track between them. Here they are known as the Twin Rivers.

Charles I ordered the construction of the totally artificial watercourse known as the Longford River to carry water from the River Colne to the water features in Bushy Park and then on to the Long Water in Home Park at Hampton Court. The Longford River opened in 1638.

This western section of the Duke of Northumberland's River was constructed during the reign of King Henry VIIIth. It takes water from the River Colne and was designed to supplement the flow to existing mills.

Stanwell Road is beyond the Longford River to the right.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0626 7436 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.4953N 0:28.3169W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0633 7434
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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