2 edition of River Effra. found in the catalog.
Written in English
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This is how I came to learn about the River Effra – what the historian and writer Jon Newman describes in his eponymous book as ‘South London’s Secret Spine.’ The name Effra was already familiar to me through my walks in Brixton where there is an Effra Road, Close, Court and Parade, as well as other landmarks which include Effra in. For those interested in the Effra, a book by Jon Newman has also just been published about the river. I once followed the course of the Effra in the company of a water diviner, who got us all lost in the middle of an estate during a snow storm while taking us on a route that bore very little resemblance to those diligently mapped by Effra experts.
Streets retain the river names: Effra Road and Westbourne Green, or just simply Neckinger and Walbrook. Holborn Viaduct is a bridge with no river . Jon Newman is the author of River Effra - South London's Secret Spine ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 2 reviews), Death on the Brighton Road ( avg ratin /5(2).
The Effra and Lambeth Marsh. The Effra River originally ran into Lambeth Marsh, which lay to the north-east of what is now Camberwell New Road, before it was diverted in the s to enter the Thames near what is now Vauxhall Bridge.. This map, taken from Graham Gibbers' On Lambeth Marsh, shows the Effra as a thin black line running up just west of Cold Harbour and then north-west through. The extension of the drift was described, and reference was made to the old pre-glacial valleys, now completely filled with drift, that form such a feature of this part of north-east Yorkshire. REPORT OF AN EXCURSION TO THE RIVER EFFRA, THE BEULAH SPA, AND THE GRANGE WOOD MUSEUM, UPPER NORWOOD. FEBRUARY 17TH, I
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The River Effra is one of South London's largest and best known lost rivers. Rising in Upper Norwood and flows via Herne Hill, Brixton & Kennington before joining the Thames beside Vauxhall Bridge London's Lost Rivers - Book and Walking Tours by Paul Talling.
This book is the most comprehensive overview in print of the subject to date.” – Dulwich Society “Romantics may wish to avoid a comprehensive new book about the River Effra But Jon Newman s River Effra: South London’s Secret Spine tells a different, more.
The River Effra. The Effra is referred to frequently in historical texts. In Thames: Sacred River, Peter Ackroyd writes that the River Effra took it name from the Celtic word ‘yfrid,’ meaning ‘torrent’.
One myth tells that Queen Elizabeth I sailed the River Effra in her royal barge, to visit Sir Walter Raleigh at his Brixton home. Buy River Effra (Paperback) by Jon Newman. From £ River Effra. book OFFERS on quality books, collections, audio CD's and more - EXCLUSIVE to Book : Signal Books Ltd.
The approximate path of South London's most famous lost river, from Norwood to Vauxhall via Brixton. This fascinating little book explores the history of one of London’s ‘lost’ rivers with both River Effra.
book and erudition. Although there is much detail about the little river itself, it also acts as a cultural history of south London, often wittily dissecting suburban attitudes towards the Effra, the proximity of which was a cachet to some and an olfactory offense to s: 8. The River Effra was one of these vanishings.
In its earlier existence above ground it could only ever have been a modest tributary of the Thames, but through a vivid subterranean afterlife it has continued to impose itself on South London's development history and local mythology. Beverley Brook is located in south-west rises at Cuddington Recreation Park in Worcester Park, flows through Motspur Park, New Malden, Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and then joins the River Thames near Putney Bridge at Barn Elms is the proposed venue as a main drive shaft site for lowering in drilling equipment to create a new mile Thames Tunnel "super sewer".
The River Effra runs under Upper Norwood Recreation Ground (Image: David Cook) While walking through two of Croydon's parks you may be completely unaware there is a river flowing beneath your feet.
In his book, London's Hidden Rivers, author David Fathers provides details of the route of the River Effra as it flows through Upper Norwood. River Westbourne - Remains of the river flow through a pipe running above Sloane Square Tube station River Effra - Banks of the Oval cricket ground were built.
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A guided route, based on a walk infollowing the route of London’s lost River Effra. This is an attempt to follow the route of the Effa river as close as possible ’Äì the river itself was once comparable to the Fleet north of the Thames, although sources differ over the upper part of its course, and it seems to have had various branches in the Norwood area.
From the sources of the Fleet in Hampstead's ponds to the mouth of the Effra in Vauxhall, via the meander of the Westbourne through 'Knight's Bridge' and the Tyburn's curve along Marylebone Lane, London's Lost Rivers unearths the hidden waterways that flow beneath the streets of the capital.
Paul Talling investigates how these rivers shaped the city - forming borough boundaries and transport. The main contribution of the River Effra to the develop- ment of Lambeth was as a means of disposal of its effluent, as Jon Newman makes clear in his excellent book: 'River Effra.
Not everybody in Lambeth realises that the borough has its own river. For about the last years it has been flowing mainly underground, but before Lambeth became built-up the Effra used to run as an open stream. This is its story. PublishedreprintedA5. 28pp. Price £ Effra is the Genius loci of the River Effra.
She is the daughter of Mama Thames. Peter Grant calls her practically the patron saint of UK Grime. Effra's husband is called Oberon. She has a BA in History of Art. The degree included a year in Italy. Twilight stroll along Brixton Road – history, architecture and the buried River Effra Fri 28th November, Fri 28th November, - by mike urban - 1 Comment Running from central Brixton northwards to the Oval, Brixton Road is an ancient road that dates as far back as Roman times, when it formed part of the London to Brighton Way.
Many thanks to the "Lost Effra" project and the London Wildlife Trust for these maps showing the approximate route of the River Effra.
Course of the Effra map - Dulwich Society Old Dulwich map showing Effra route London Map (undated) showing Thames and River Effra before houses. More information from local Effra expert, Martin Knight. The once sparkling Effra was heavily polluted by people and factories until it eventually became an open sewer.
The contaminated river was incorporated into the Victorian sewer system in the s. Now the stink pipes are the only remaining signposts to mark where the river flows beneath the streets of Lambeth and Southwark.'.
Croydon Minster today, with a road rather than a river next to it (Image: Museum of London). The waterways continue to secretly mould our city. The Oval cricket ground was built and shaped around the curve of the River Effra. The Oval cricket ground was built into a bend in the River Effra, and the stadium’s raised banks were built with earth excavated during the enclosing of the Effra.
“Mysteriously steep roads, such as Pentonville Rise, make sense when seen as the sides of the Fleet Valley. who has authored a book on London's underground rivers. Signal Books | River Effra This newish book is pretty comprehensive and a good read.
Lots of interesting little facts, such as the name Effra not emerging until the 19th century (when the areas along the route were being sold to upper/middle class sorts, so it needed a name) and it originally joined the Thames at Bermondsey until the local abbey had it rerouted so it wouldn't flood their lands.
Above: Mouth of the River Effra shown on Stanford’s map of The ‘Lost Rivers’ of London is a very large and interesting subject. If you have never considered it before then this article will describe just one of them – the River Effra.
In the days of the Normans, there were around 20 streams.