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The Brent is a river in south-east England. It is a minor tributary of the River Thames. 17.9 miles (29km) long, its general course is north-east to south-west, and it flows within Greater London. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... The Thames (pronounced /temz/) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ...


The name Brent is a derived from the name of a Celtic Goddess of fire Brigid. The river is flows through gravel deposits which have been left by the ice age, formed in the heavy clay soil. In Irish mythology, Brigit or Brighit (exalted one) was the daughter of Dagda (and therefore one of the Tuatha Dé Danann) and wife of Bres of the Fomorians. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


From Barnet to Brent Cross


The River Brent rises in low hills and fields of the London Borough of Barnet in north London, as several different tributaries. The main one is the Dollis Brook [1.8 miles (3km) long], which rises in what was Barnet Common, Arkley, and passes eastward through Duck Island (Barnet). The name the Dollis is believed by some to have something to do with the rights of commoners at Barnet, and is rooted in the same word as "dole". It marks the boundary between the ancient parish of Totteridge and Chipping Barnet. The Dollis turns south and flows down between Totteridge and the Finchley side of Whetstone. A tributary of the Dollis, Folly Brook, meets the Dollis not far from Woodside Park tube station. From here the Dollis flows south as a boundary between Mill Hill, and ancient parish of Finchley. The tributary, Mutton Brook, rises in East Finchley at Cherry Tree Wood. It flows westward from here, underground, until it comes out shortly after Bishops Avenune. Just west of Henley’s Corner, Mutton Brook joins the Dollis, and from here on the Dollis is often called the Brent, though some people maintain the name Dollis Brook as far as the Welsh Harp. A small stream called Decoy Brook that rises somewhere in Temple Fortune runs parallel to Golders Green Road to join the Brent River, at Brent Bridge. One other Clitterhouse Brook, much of it under ground, rises at Childs Hill and flows through Clitterhouse Playing Fields and joins the Brent at Brent Cross shopping centre. The River Brent then flows alongside the A406 North Circular Road to Brent Cross. The London Borough of Barnet is a London borough of northern outer London. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7. ... The Dollis Brook is a river running through North London. ... Arkley may refer to multiple articles: Arkley is a small village in the London Borough of Barnet. ... Totteridge is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. ... This article is about the town in London. ... Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. ... Whetstone is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, bearing the postcode N20. ... The Folly Brook is a river in the London Borough of Barnet and is a tributary of the Dollis Brook. ... Woodside Park tube station is a London Underground station in north London. ... Mill Hill is an area in the London Borough of Barnet. ... Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. ... East Finchley is a suburb of London, in the United Kingdom. ... The Welsh Harp is the name of several pubs in England and is the popular name of a well known reservoir in North London (correctly called Brent reservoir). ... Temple Fortune is a place in the London Borough of Barnet slightly to the north of Golders Green, and is in many ways a satellite of the same. ... Golders Green is an area in the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. ... Clitterhouse is an area in the district of Hendon between Cricklewood and Brent Cross. ... Childs Hill an area of the London Borough of Barnet. ... Clitterhouse is an area in the district of Hendon between Cricklewood and Brent Cross. ... Brent Cross is best known as the first shopping centre to be built in the UK. Situated at the London end of the M1 motorway on the North Circular in the London Borough of Barnet and taking its name from the River Brent which runs through the site. ... The A406 or the North Circular Road is a trunk-road linking west and east London going via North London. ... Brent Cross is best known as the first shopping centre to be built in the UK. Situated at the London end of the M1 motorway on the North Circular in the London Borough of Barnet and taking its name from the River Brent which runs through the site. ...


From Brent Cross to Kew


From here, still closely following the North Circular, it passes Stonebridge Park, south of Wembley, and under an aqueduct carrying the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. From Hanger Lane, the river turns westward for two miles before swinging south again to Hanwell. Here, it enters parkland and is spanned by the lofty Warncliffe Viaduct carrying the main line railway from Paddington to the west of England. Wembley is a place in the London Borough of Brent. ... Pont du Gard, France, a Roman era aqueduct circa 19 BC, it is one of Frances top tourist attractions at over 1. ... The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... Hanger Lane can be: The stretch of the North Circular Road in the Ealing and Park Royal areas of London. ... Hanwell is a place in the London Borough of Ealing in west London. ... Paddington is an area in the west of London in the City of Westminster. ...


A mile further on, the River Brent is joined from the west by the main line of the Grand Union Canal at the foot of a flight of locks. From here, the Brent is canalised — the river and canal pass through Osterley and a further three locks before joining the tidal River Thames at Brentford, a mile upstream of Kew Bridge. The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... Canal locks in England. ... This article is about tides in the ocean. ... The Thames (pronounced /temz/) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... Brentford is a place in in the London Borough of Hounslow on the River Thames in west London. ... Kew Bridge is a bridge in London over the River Thames. ...


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