Tollhouse Stream

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The Tollhouse Stream is a watercourse in Hertfordshire, England. It rises in the Rye Meads a sewage treatment works on the northeastern bank of the River Lea close to Hoddesdon before flowing in a southeasterly direction. Treated effluent is discharged into the stream before merging with the River Stort shortly before its confluence with the River Lea. [1]

Coordinates: 51°45′55″N0°00′56″E / 51.76522°N 0.01544°E / 51.76522; 0.01544

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