Salmons Brook

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Salmons Brook is located in the London Borough of Enfield and is a minor tributary of the River Lea. [1]

Salmons Brook at the Eley Industrial Estate before flowing under North Circular Road at Angel Road, Edmonton. The Edmonton Incinerator is in background

Etymology[edit]

Salmons Brook is marked thus on Rocque's map of 1754, probably named from the family of John Salemon of Edmonton mentioned in 1274. [2]

Course[edit]

The brook rises in Enfield Chase on the borders of the former Enfield Old Park, and flows in a west-east direction close to Trent Park and to Bush Hill Park where it passes under the New River to enter Edmonton. The brook is culverted under Edmonton Green to emerge at Plevna Road, where it runs alongside of the Pymmes Brook Trail. It skirts the walled Edmonton Federation Jewish Cemetery and the Tottenham Park Cemetery before flowing under Montagu Road to be joined by the culverted Saddlers Mill Stream [3] in an area prone to serious flooding. Running in a westerly direction through wasteland and under the Lea Valley Lines railway it is quickly joined by the outflow of the Deephams Sewage Treatment Works. Flowing through the Eley Industrial Estate and close to the Edmonton Incinerator, the brook can be seen as it passes under the North Circular Road at Angel Road before merging with Pymmes Brook

Flooding[edit]

Saddlers Millstream (right) merges with Salmons Brook below Montagu Road, Edmonton

The brook has a history of flooding. The last major incident was in October, 2000 in the Montagu Road area of Edmonton. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British history online Retrieved 16 December 2008
  2. ^ Mills A. D. Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names (2001) p203 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 26 October 2008
  3. ^ Saddlers Mill Stream Retrieved 15 October, 2009
  4. ^ Photographs of floods Retrieved November 24, 2007

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Coordinates: 51°36′32″N 0°02′38″W / 51.609°N 0.044°W / 51.609; -0.044