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MIDDLESEX FILTER BEDS NATURE RESERVE is an area of semi-natural habitats on the River Lea at Clapton in East London. The site is owned by Thames. The Middlesex filter beds were built in the 's to help combat the For now though, this nature reserve is a pretty unique environment. Middlesex Filter Beds. This ten acre haven for wildlife is a short walk from the neighbouring WaterWorks Centre nature reserve. Built by the East London.

Had an hour to kill whilst working in East London and noticed the sign for the Lea Valley Water Works Centre & Middlesex Filter Beds nature reserve. Stopped. The Middlesex Filter Beds Weir, or Lea Bridge Road Weir, marks the start of the Hackney Cut, an artificial channel of the River Lee Navigation built in , in the London Borough of Hackney. Summary. The Middlesex Filter Beds are important for their industrial heritage as well as for nature conservation. The 6 filter beds were constructed by East.

P Middlesex Filter Beds. (Nature reserve). Six filter bed arranged around a central well head between the Hackney Cut and the Old River Lea. More. Summary. The Middlesex Filter Beds are important for their industrial heritage as well as for nature conservation. The 6 filter beds were constructed by East. The Middlesex Filter Beds Weir, or Lea Bridge Road Weir, marks the start of the Hackney Cut, an artificial channel of the River Lee Navigation built in , in the London Borough of Hackney.






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How strong is the case for new or extended conservation areas to be designated? Explore the history and features of the River Lea as it flows through the area. Find out about ancient ferries , georgian docks , early iron bridges and victorian rowing clubs. A community blog for friends of Millfields and Lea Bridge riverside to enable us to share news and views on these much loved green spaces in east London. Explore the history and features of the area through a series of tracing of historic maps.

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The Waterworks. Six filter bed arranged around a central well head how converted to a wetlands nature reserve. Leyton Filter Beds. The seven parallel filter beds. Three beds remain as managed woodlands; the remainder infilled and grassed over.

Number One Essex Filter Beds. The gentle sounds of nature taking back its land. Eventually nature will win I expect, the rotting concrete and powder soft bricks will simply crumble in to the earth. For now though, this nature reserve is a pretty unique environment. A place where decay hangs in the air, but at the same time, a place that is packed with life. The filter beds are no less important than when they cleaned our water, they are just important for a different reason.

The beds are a vital home for wildlife, and a reminder to us that little of what we do can really be classed as permanent. A small glimpse of how things would be if people were suddenly removed from the planet, and nature was left to its own devices. To find out more about this lost but not forgotten corner of East London, click here. For more from Walthamstow Diary, find me on Facebook and Twitter. Whilst the filter beds were still in use, there was also a pumping station, on Lea Bridge Road, towards Walthamstow.

Built re-built? I went inside once, when the staff were accommodating. No surface remains at all, now, as far as I can see. I read a little about the pump house.

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