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Leyton Filter Beds

Leyton Filter Beds


P1040632

Narrow guage railway tracks adjacent to the Leyton Beds

Details

Ownership

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Date or period

c. 1886, 1942

Current Designation

Archaeological Priority Zone

Condition

Poor

Seven rectilinear filter beds served by the PrinceConsort Pumping Engine.

Most of the beds have been infilled, but three remain as a nature reserve.

The Leyton beds were the last to be built at Lea Bridge, but still signal the episodic development of water treatment and supply.

Future conservation

Consider designating a conservation area in order to define and conserve a coherent area encompassing the main episodes of development at Lea Bridge and the relationship with the social and economic history of water supply in east London.


leabridge.org.uk December 2012
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