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'The New River Head', c1872. Creator: Unknown.

'The New River Head', c1872. Creator: Unknown.

2-699-153 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

'The New River Head', c1872. 'The site south-west of Sadler's Wells known as New River Head takes its name from the reservoir at the mouth of the New River, the channel cut in 1604-1613 to supply London with water from springs in Hertfordshire - a civil engineering achievement vital to the development of the metropolis. From here, high in the fields of rural Clerkenwell, a network of wooden mains conveyed water to the cisterns of London. To begin with, New River Head consisted merely of a reservoir, the Round Pond, and a single building known as the Water House. In time it became a comparatively sophisticated complex with outer ponds and associated structures covering seven acres...' From Old and New London, Vol. II: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places, by Walter Thornbury. [Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris & New York]


Image Aliases

  1. 0580061250
  1. 2-699-153
  1. 2699153

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5303x3903
File Size : 60638kb

Image Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
People Related
  1. George Walter Thornbury: British: Author, writer, journalist
Picture Type
  1. Landscape
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ United Kingdom
  4. --------- England
  5. ------------ Greater London
  6. --------------- London
  1. 51 30 51 N , 000 05 35 W

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