2016

TQ3296 : New River Loop, Gentleman's Row, Enfield

taken 8 years ago, near to Forty Hill, Enfield, England

New River Loop, Gentleman's Row, Enfield
New River Loop, Gentleman's Row, Enfield
The New River has been considerably altered over the years. The wooden aqueducts were replaced with clay-banked canals, and several of the longer loops were straightened out. Notable among these were the stretch through Turnford, which had originally flowed in a long meander through Cheshunt Park, and the still-surviving New River Loop that flows through Enfield Town, although the riverís main route now bypasses this. From Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, the river is now underground, emerging only occasionally to form water-features in parks.

The coot's nest TQ3296 : Coot's Nest, New River Loop, Gentleman's Row, Enfield can be seen just before the bridge.
New River :: TL3707

The New River was built between 1608 and 1613 to take drinking water from local springs to Londoners. Four hundred years later, the river still fulfils its original purpose and its banks have become a popular walk running the entire length of the Borough.


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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Rivers, Streams, Drainage Park and Public Gardens Suburb, Urban fringe Primary Subject: Canal other tags: New River Loop Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · New River Loop in Enfield [215] · Enfield Town [95] · Gentleman's Row [77] Title Clusters: · New River Loop, Gentleman's Row, Enfield [2] ·
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TQ3296, 919 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Christine Matthews   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 29 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3243 9662 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.1668N 0:5.2261W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3241 9669
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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