TQ1469 : The Longford River in the Waterhouse Woodland Garden, Bushy Park

taken 5 years ago, near to East Molesey, Surrey, Great Britain

The Longford River in the Waterhouse Woodland Garden, Bushy Park
The Longford River in the Waterhouse Woodland Garden, Bushy Park
Bushy was one of the three parks enclosed by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century as part of his Hampton Court estate which was built from 1515 and given to Henry VIII along with the palace in 1525. In 1638-9 Charles I had a tributary of the River Colne diverted through Bushy Park to form the Longford River, bringing water right into the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. This provided a water supply for the various water features in the parks. Numerous smaller ponds and other water features in Bushy Park have been added at various times since the 16th century.

The Woodland Garden and the Waterhouse Plantation were developed around 1949 by J M Fisher, who was also responsible for the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. He used the Longford River to provide ponds, streams and other water features.

This view is of the Longford River as it enters The Waterhouse Pond just ahead.
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TQ1469, 189 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 14 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1474 6950 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.7752N 0:21.0911W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1471 6951
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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