The river in Ickenham
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. 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.
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.
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- ^ Cowley: Introduction, A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington (1962), pp. 170-172. Date accessed: 27 October 2008>
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Coordinates: 51°30′51″N 0°28′47″W / 51.5142°N 0.4797°W