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Fleet River, Middlesex

Historical Description

Fleet River, a stream of Middlesex. It rises about 5. miles N of Kentish Town and St Pancras, runs across the lower end of; Fleet Street, to the Thames, near Blackfriars Bridge, and like several other streams passing through the metropolis, is arched over throughout the lower part of its course. It was made navigable for small craft to Holborn Bridge in 1502, and was arched over in 1734-37.

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