The Lee Navigation – Brimsdown to Enfield Lock

The noted covered wharf at Brimsdown – the only example left in London on a through waterway. The Lee Navigation (actually as the Enfield Mill Stream/Turkey Brook) gently winds a bit for a change. Its difficult to avoid the industry along the entire length from Ponders End to Enfield –…

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The Lee Navigation – Through Tottenham and Edmonton

The River Lea continues from Springfield Park past moored boats belonging to the local marina and the remnants of industry that gave the navigation some of its work. New housing around Ferry Lane has given the waterway a different chracter. At Tottenham locks the River Lea departs from the navigation…

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The Lee Navigation – Hackney Canal & Springfield

The River Lea leaves the navigation at this point. As one’s boat enters Old Ford locks, technically they are on a canal. This was known sometimes as the Hackney canal (or Hackney Navigation Cut). From here to Hertford its 24 miles – 19 miles of which is actually a canal….

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An introduction to the Lee Navigation (River Lea)

The Lee Navigation was actually built in stages from the 1600’s to the Mid 1800’s, with the main body of the work being undertaken in the 1770’s to build new lengthy canal sections to shorten the route between the Thames and Hertford The River Lea rises near Luton, and for…

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