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Highgate Ponds 1

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

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There are three freshwater ponds on Hampstead Heath designated for swimming; one for men, one for women and one mixed. The ponds were originally dug as reservoirs in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to meet London's growing demand for water.

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    33 x 43 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the Chambers Gallery

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

New End Square Hampstead, London, Greater London NW3 1LT England

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