Our Book Catalogue

« back

Book Details: The Lost Rivers of London

Countryside Books - The Lost Rivers of London - Click to enlarge

Nicholas Barton with Stephen Myers

ISBN: 9781905286515

Online price £18.00

Cover price £22.50   add to cart »

The underground rivers of London, north and south of the Thames are of perennial interest. The first edition of this book, the most detailed description of them and their effects on London, was published in 1962 and has remained in print ever since. This new, third, edition features 45 maps (29 in colour) which show in detail the courses the rivers take, nowadays mostly incorporated into the drainage system. The text has been substantially revised and extended with new information.

The authors take us through the history of each river, the uses they were put to, the way in which quite often they acted as borders between settlements, and how they were degraded and buried out of sight. But they are still there, quite often making themselves felt. In some places they are over 15 feet below present ground level.

Quote from Country Life October 2015: 'the best source of information on the history of London's waterways'

245 x 185mm (hardback with 101 illustrations and 45 maps) 224 pages

Online price £18.00

Cover price £22.50   add to cart »

Other books from the same region

more »
Countryside Books - St Pancras Station - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Stanmore Past - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Pub Strolls in Middlesex & West London - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Middlesex Tales of Mystery & Murder - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Chingford Past - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Wimbledon Past - Click for detailsCountryside Books - East Ham and West Ham Past - Click for details
Countryside Books - City of London Past - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Graveyard London - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Feeding London - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Hampstead Heath - Click for detailsCountryside Books - Waterside Walks in Middlesex & West London - Click for detailsCountryside Books - The Hampstead Book - Click for detailsCountryside Books - The Lost Rivers of London - Click for details
Countryside Books accepts VISA Countryside Books accepts Mastercard Countryside Books accepts Maestro Countryside Books accepts Visa Electron Countryside Books accepts Delta