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The Colne, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Colne, The, a river of Herts, Middlesex, and Bucks. It rises in the south-western vicinity of Hatfield, runs 13 miles south-westward in Herts, past Colney, Watford, and Rick-mansworth, and proceeds 14 miles southward, chiefly on the boundary between Middlesex and Bucks, past Uxbridge and Colnbrook, to the Thames and Staines. It disparts into several channels, forming loops and isles, below Uxbridge.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5