River Pinn

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River Pinn
View of bend in river
The river in Ickenham
Origin Pinner
Progression Frays River
Location Greater London

The River Pinn is a river in West London, which originates around Pinner and flows into the Frays River, a distributary of the River Colne.


The River Pinn runs through Eastcote, Pinner and Ruislip: the latter derives its name from "Rush leap" - this being a reference to the width of the river in the area.[1] It then runs through Ickenham and onto Uxbridge, where it passes through the grounds of RAF Uxbridge and Brunel University. The Pinn continues on to Cowley where it joins the Frays River at Yiewsley.[2]

During the Second World War the river was temporarily dammed near Pinner High Street to serve as a water supply for putting out fires from air raids.[1]

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Coordinates: 51°30′51″N 0°28′47″W / 51.5142°N 0.4797°W / 51.5142; -0.4797