River Pinn

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The Pinn in Ickenham

The River Pinn is a small river in western Middlesex. It rises near Pinner and flows westward into the Frays River, which is a branch of the River Colne.

The Pinn runs through Eastcote, Pinner and Ruislip: the latter derives its name from "Rush leap": a reference to the width of the river in the area.[1]

The river then runs through Ickenham and onto Uxbridge, where it passes through the grounds of RAF Uxbridge and Brunel University. The Pinn continues down to Cowley, and falls into the Frays River at Yiewsley.[2]

During the Second World War the river was temporarily dammed near Pinner High Street to serve as a water supply for putting out fires from air raids.[1]

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