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New River Head

In 1609 a scheme to bring much needed water into London from wells in Hertfordshire was designed by a Mr Hugh Myddleton. His plan was to end his New River just below the summit of Islington Hill, where an old duck pond was enlarged to become a reservoir, to be known as New River Head

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

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

'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]

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View of London from Islington, 1789. Artist: Johannes Swertner Featured New River Print

View of London from Islington, 1789. Artist: Johannes Swertner

View of London from Islington, 1789. View of Westminster and the City of London from Islington, showing Church Street in the foreground, Upper Street and Lower Road, with New River and City Road beyond. St Paul's Cathedral can just be seen in the distance. Builders work on Islington Chapel; a horse drawn carriage and cattle can also be seen

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