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date: 01 June 2020

Lea or Lee (The alternative spelling is nowadays rarely applied to the river itself but continues to be used for its valley and the Navigation.) 

Source:
Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable
Author(s):
Russ Willey

A river that rises in southern Bedfordshire and flows 46 miles (74 km) south-east and then south via the marshes ...

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