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A fascinating part of London's history in Finsbury Park

The new river

Top of Regina Road

New River Plaque, Finsbury Park

New River Plaque, Finsbury Park

New River, Finsbury Park

The New River in Finsbury Park

New River, Manor House

The New River looking towards Endyimion Road, Haringey

Crossing the top north-east corner of Finsbury Park between Endymion Road and Green Lanes is a section of the New River.

The New River is neither new, or is it a river. The waterway was constructed over 400 years ago, in 1609-13, to bring fresh water to London from Hertfordshire.

Skillfully engineered - following the natural contours of the landscape - the water flows by gravity from New Gauge, Hertford towards New River Head behind Sadlers Wells, Islington.

It is well worth looking at other sections of the river, particularly the picturesque walk that runs adjacent to Upper street, and the New River Head itself.

New River Links

New River Booklet and Map: PDF

New River Action Group:

New River Wikipedia:

Article 'By the Banks of the New River': Wellcome Library

Article highlighting the importance of the New River to London:

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