TQ0574 : The Longford River emerges from under Southern Perimeter Road

taken 3 years ago, near to London Heathrow Airport, Hillingdon, Great Britain

The Longford River emerges from under Southern Perimeter Road
The Longford River emerges from under Southern Perimeter Road
This is The Longford River and out of sight on the right is the Duke of Northumberland's River - see LinkExternal link 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.

The 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.

They have followed the north side of the Southern Perimeter Road of Heathrow Airport before passing under the road and emerging here to follow the southern side as far as the Great South-West Road (A30).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0591 7467 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.6664N 0:28.6135W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0594 7461
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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