- Pymmes Brook
Pymmes Brook is located in
North Londonand named after William Pymme a local land owner. It is a minor tributary of the River Lee. The brook mostly flows through urban areas and is particularly prone to flooding in its lower reaches. To alleviate the problem the brook has been culverted in many areas.
The brook rises in
Hadley Woodand flows south and west to enter the River Lee Navigationat Tottenham. It passes through East Barnet, New Southgate, Arnos Grove, Palmers Greenand Edmonton after flowing through Pymmes Park the brook can be seen at Fore Street, Edmonton before flowing underground and to emerge south of the North Circular Roadat Angel Roadwhere it is joined by Salmons Brook. The brook now enclosed in a concrete conduitflowing parallel with the River Lee Navigation till merging with the Lee below Ferry Lane A503 at Tottenham Lock.
The brook can be seen in the following larger parks;
It also flows through a number of other open spaces, smaller parks, and greens.
Pymmes Brook Trailfollows the approximate course of the brook from Monken HadleyCommon to Lee Valley Leisure Complexin Edmonton or alternatively to the River Lee Navigationat Pickett's Lock, Edmonton where the path joins the Lea Valley Walk.
During the Middle Ages, it was known as the "Medesenge", in the late 1600's as "Millicents brook" then, by the late 1700's as "Bell brook".
* [http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood/floodwarning/062WAFN10 River Lee tributaries]
* [http://www.enfield.gov.uk/448/Brief%20History%20of%20Enfield.htm Enfield information]
* [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/paths/londonnorth.html#pymmes%20Brook Pymmes Brook Trail]
* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26931 British History Online - Edmonton] (accessed 15/12/2007)
* [http://www.london.gov.uk/wildweb/PublicSiteViewFull.do?pictureno=1&siteid=6046 London Wildweb - Pymme's Brook] (accessed 15/12/2007)
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