Broxbourne to Ware

To the north of Broxbourne lies Hoddesdon, which retains a strongly industrial character. The River Lea and Lee Navigation are to the east whilst the New River, opened in 1613 to supply water to London, runs close to its centre. To the north-east, at Rye House, the Lea and Lee Navigation converge and are joined by the River Stort. From this point, the Lea and the New River run more or less in parallel until they converge west of Ware.


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2018. Dobbs Wier, Hoddesdon.



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2018. Early 20th century machinery, Dobbs Wier.



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2018. Late 19th century malthouse, Bell Lane, Hoddesdon



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2018. Lee Navigation near Feilde's Weir Lock, looking west towards Rye House Power Station.



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2018. The River Stort joins the Lea at Feilde's Weir.



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2018. View west across the Lea Valley towards Rye House from Three Forests Way near Roydon.



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2011. View of Brantwood Metal Recycling and Sainsbury's Rye House Distribution Centre from Normandy Way. The Broxbourne to Hertford East branch railway is on the right.



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2018. Rye House Karting Centre.



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2018. Essex Road Pumping Station (1866) on the New River, Hoddesdon.



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2018. Amwell Marsh Pumping Station (1866) on the New River, Stanstead St. Margaret's.



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2018. Amwell Hill Pumping Station (1847) on the New River, Great Amwell.



2011. River Lea at Great Amwell.



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2018. Ware Flour Mills (1897), now converted into apartments.



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2018. Malthouse, now converted into offices, Ware High Street.



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2017. Gazebos along the River Lea, Ware.



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2017. Moorings near Ware Weir



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2017. Allen & Hanbury's pharmaceuticals factory (1892), now incorporated into the GlaxoSmithKline complex at Ware. Allen & Hanbury's also had a factory in Bethnal Green, which also survives and has been converted into apartments.



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2017. Modern GlaxoSmithKline factory, Ware


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