Clay Hill and the New River

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Rear view across the field of a group of farm buildings belonging to Clay Hill Farm in Devonshire Hill, Tottenham - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)
Rear view across the field of a group of farm buildings belonging to Clay Hill Farm in Devonshire Hill, Tottenham - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

"This section of the abandoned New River remained in water when Samuel arrived at River House. His elder children recall watching the wildlife attracted by the river and children brought into the house to dry out after they had fallen in catching tadpoles! However, the channel was gradually filled in with spoil from the White Hart Lane pottery as the claypit was enlarged and became part of the kitchen garden."