TQ0674 : Duke of Northumberland's River alongside the Southern Perimeter Road

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

Duke of Northumberland's River alongside the Southern Perimeter Road
Duke of Northumberland's River alongside the Southern Perimeter Road
Ahead is The Duke of Northumberland's River and out of sight beyond the trees on the left is the Longford 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.

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.

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.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0622 7439 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.5119N 0:28.3509W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0634 7437
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