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Encyclopedia > River Severn
River Severn
Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina
River
The Severn at Shrewsbury from Shrewsbury Castle.
Countries Wales, England
Regions Mid Wales, West Midlands, South West
Counties Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire
Tributaries
 - left Vyrnwy, Tern, Stour, Warwickshire Avon, Bristol Avon
 - right Teme, Wye
Cities Shrewsbury, Worcester, Gloucester, Bristol
Landmarks Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley, Severn Bore, Severn crossing
Source
 - location Plynlimon, Ceredigion, Wales
 - elevation 610 m (2,001 ft)
 - coordinates 52°29′37″N 3°44′05″W / 52.493465, -3.734578
Mouth Severn Estuary
 - location Bristol Channel, United Kingdom
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Length 354 km (220 mi)
Basin 11,420 km² (4,409 sq mi)
Discharge for Bewdley, Worcs. SO 7815 7622
 - average 61.17 /s (2,160 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 533.48 /s (18,840 cu ft/s)
max recorded on 1947-03-21[2]
Tributaries and major settlements on and near the Severn.
Tributaries and major settlements on and near the Severn.
For other rivers named "Severn", see Severn River.

The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina) is the longest river in Great Britain, at 220 miles (354 km).[3] It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet (610 m) on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales, and it passes through a number of English counties, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Gloucester located on its banks. With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Apperley, Gloucestershire, the Severn is England's greatest river in terms of water flow, and is considered one of the ten major rivers of the United Kingdom. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Sabrina may refer to: // Goddess of the River Severn in Insular Brythonic mythology. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2564x1829, 881 KB) The River Severn in Shrewsbury, viewed from Shrewsbury Castle looking downstream. ... For other places with the same name, see Shrewsbury (disambiguation). ... Shrewsbury Castle Shewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Mid Wales is the name given to the area of Wales between North Wales and South Wales. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... This article is about the region. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... For the condiment, see Worcestershire sauce. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... The River Vyrnwy is a river in the United Kingdom. ... The River Tern is a river in Shropshire, England. ... Stour is the name of several rivers in England: River Stour, East Anglia River Stour, Worcestershire River Stour, Warwickshire River Stour, Kent. ... The River Avon or Avon is a river in or adjoining the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in the midlands of England. ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge The River Avon is a river in the south west of England. ... The River Teme rises in mid-Wales south of Newtown, Powys and flows through Ludlow in Shropshire, then between Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire and Burford, Shropshire on its way to join the River Severn south of Worcester. ... River Wye and Lancat and Ban y Gore Nature Reserve The Wye at Hay-on-Wye The Wye at Tintern This article is about the river that flows along the Anglo-Welsh border. ... For other places with the same name, see Shrewsbury (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... This article is about the city of Gloucester in England; for other uses see Gloucester (disambiguation). ... This article is about the English city. ... The Ironbridge Gorge looking east towards the Iron Bridge that gave the gorge its name Map sources for Ironbridge Gorge at grid reference SJ672033 The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge formed by the river Severn in Shropshire, England. ... The Severn Valley is the setting of several fictional towns and other locations created by horror writer Ramsey Campbell. ... This article is about the British river. ... The Severn crossing is generally used to refer to two river crossings over the River Severn between England and Wales. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county and principal area in mid Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The location of the Bristol Channel The Severn Bridge and Bristol Channel, looking northwestward from England towards Wales The Bristol Channel coast at Ilfracombe, North Devon, looking west towards Lee Bay The Bristol Channel is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from South West... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Bewdley ( pronunciation) is a small town in Worcestershire, England, along the Severn Valley a few miles to the west of Kidderminster. ... For the condiment, see Worcestershire sauce. ... The cubic meter (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... It has been suggested that Thousand Cubic Feet be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... The cubic meter (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... It has been suggested that Thousand Cubic Feet be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Severn may mean: Claud Severn Dan Severn Joseph Severn Severn Cullis-Suzuki Severn Darden Severn Teackle Wallis Viscount Severn, the Earl of Wessex Fort Severn, a military base Fort Severn, Ontario Port Severn, Ontario Severn, Maryland Severn, New South Wales Severn, North Carolina Severn, Ontario Severn Beach, in South Gloucestershire... The Severn is the name of a river in the United Kingdom. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... Plynlimon (anglicised from Pumlumon in Welsh, meaning Five Peaks) is the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains in Wales. ... , Llanidloes is a town in Powys, within the historic county boundaries of Montgomeryshire(Welsh: ), mid Wales. ... The Cambrian Mountains are a mountain range in Mid Wales, reaching from the Brecon Beacons in South Wales to Snowdonia in North Wales. ... Mid Wales is the name given to the area of Wales between North Wales and South Wales. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... For other places with the same name, see Shrewsbury (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... This article is about the city of Gloucester in England; for other uses see Gloucester (disambiguation). ... Apperley is a small village in Gloucestershire, England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


The river becomes the Severn Estuary after the Second Severn Crossing near Aust, Gloucestershire. The river then discharges into the Bristol Channel which in turn discharges into the Celtic Sea and the wider Atlantic Ocean. The Severn's drainage basin area is 11,420 square kilometres (4,409 sq mi), excluding the River Wye and Bristol Avon which flow into the Bristol Channel. The major tributaries to the Severn are the Vyrnwy, Teme, Warwickshire Avon and Stour. The location of the Bristol Channel The Severn Bridge and Bristol Channel, looking northwestward from England towards Wales The Bristol Channel coast at Ilfracombe, North Devon, looking west towards Lee Bay The Bristol Channel is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from South West... The Second Severn crossing, seen here from the English side of the river, carries the M4 motorway between England and Wales. ... The concrete path, with the Severn Bridge in the background. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Satellite view of the Bristol Channel Map of the Bristol Channel The Bristol Channel (Welsh: ) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from the West Country and extending from the lower estuary of the River Severn (Afon Hafren) to that part of the North... Map of the Celtic Sea, an arm of the Atlantic. ... River Wye and Lancat and Ban y Gore Nature Reserve The Wye at Hay-on-Wye The Wye at Tintern This article is about the river that flows along the Anglo-Welsh border. ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge The River Avon is a river in the south west of England. ... The River Vyrnwy is a river in the United Kingdom. ... The River Teme rises in mid-Wales south of Newtown, Powys and flows through Ludlow in Shropshire, then between Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire and Burford, Shropshire on its way to join the River Severn south of Worcester. ... River Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The River Avon or Avon is a river in or adjoining the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in the Midlands of England. ... Stour is the name of several rivers in England: River Stour, East Anglia River Stour, Worcestershire River Stour, Warwickshire River Stour, Kent. ...

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Mythology

According to some sources, the name "Severn" is derived from the name Sabrina or (Hafren), based on the mythical story of the drowning of a nymph in the river.[4] Sabrina is also the goddess of the River Severn in Brythonic mythology. The story of Sabrina is featured in Milton's Comus.[5] There is a statue of 'Sabrina' in the Dingle Gardens at the Quarry, Shrewsbury. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Like other Iron Age Europeans, the Celts were a polytheistic people prior to their conversion to (Celtic) Christianity. ... For other persons named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). ... Comus (also known as Comus: A masque and The Masque of Comus and The Masque at Ludlow) is a masque in celebration of chastity, written by John Milton and first presented on Michaelmas, 1634, before the Earl of Bridgewater at Ludlow Castle. ... The Quarry is the name of the main park in the Shropshire county town of Shrewsbury, England. ... For other places with the same name, see Shrewsbury (disambiguation). ...


As the Severn becomes tidal the associated deity changes to Noadu, who (Romanized as Nodens) is represented mounted on a seahorse, riding on the crest of the Severn bore.[6] Nodens, or Nodons, was a Celtic deity worshipped in Britain. ... This article is about the animal. ... The tidal bore in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska A tidal bore (or just bore, or eagre) is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travel up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the current. ...


Tributary rivers

The River Stour rises in the north of Worcestershire in the Clent Hills, near St Kenelm's Church at Romsley. It flows north into the adjacent West Midlands at Halesowen. It then flows westwards through Cradley Heath and Stourbridge where it leaves the Black Country. It is joined by the Smestow Brook at Prestwood before it winds around southwards to Kinver, and then flows back into Worcestershire. It then passes through Wolverley, Kidderminster and Wilden to its confluence with the Severn at Stourport-on-Severn. The Stour is a river in Worcestershire, Staffordshire and West Midlands, England. ... The Clent Hills lie 15 km southwest of Birmingham city centre in Worcestershire, England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a population of around 2,600,000 people. ... Halesowen is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands, England. ... Cradley Heath is town in the Black Country, located in the south-west of the Sandwell metropolitan borough, England. ... , Stourbridge is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands of England. ... The Black Country is a loosely-defined area of the English West Midlands conurbation, to the north and west of Birmingham, and to the south and east of Wolverhampton, around the South Staffordshire coalfield. ... Kinver is a large village in South Staffordshire district, Staffordshire, England. ... Wolverley is a village in Worcestershire, England, a few miles to the north west of Kidderminster, and close to the villages of Bewdley, Kinver and Cookley. ... , Kidderminster is a town in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire, England. ... Wilden is a small village about 1 mile north east of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire. ... Look up confluence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... , Stourport Basin Stourport-on-Severn, often shortened to Stourport, is a town in Worcestershire, England, a few miles to the south of Kidderminster. ...


The River Vyrnwy, which begins at Lake Vyrnwy, flows eastwards through Powys before entering England and joining the Severn at Melverley, Shropshire. The Rea Brook flows north from its source in the Shropshire Hills and joins the Severn at Shrewsbury. The River Tern, after flowing south from Market Drayton and being joined by the River Roden, meets the Severn at Attingham Park. The River Vyrnwy is a river in the United Kingdom. ... Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy or Fyrnwy in Welsh) is a Victorian reservoir in North Wales built in the 1880s by the Corporation of Liverpool to provide fresh water for the city, over 70 miles away. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Melverley is a village in Shropshire, England, situated on the River Severn and the River Vyrnwy, near the Powys hills and the border with Wales. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... The Rea Brook is a minor river that begins at Marton Pool, near the Shropshire/Wales border and runs north, past the villages of Minsterley and Pontesbury, to Shrewsbury, where it joins the much larger River Severn. ... The Shropshire Hills area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ... For other places with the same name, see Shrewsbury (disambiguation). ... The River Tern is a river in Shropshire, England. ... Statistics Population: 10,407 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ673341 Administration District: North Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... The River Roden is a river in Shropshire, England. ... Attingham Park is a country house in Shropshire, England, which is owned by the National Trust. ...

The source of the River Severn in the Winter of 2006.
The source of the River Severn in the Winter of 2006.

The River Teme flows eastwards from its source in Mid Wales, straddling the border between Shropshire and Herefordshire, it is joined by the River Onny, River Corve and River Rea before it finally joins the Severn slightly downstream of Worcester. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 390 KB) Summary Source of the River Severn, early 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 390 KB) Summary Source of the River Severn, early 2006. ... The River Teme rises in mid-Wales south of Newtown, Powys and flows through Ludlow in Shropshire, then between Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire and Burford, Shropshire on its way to join the River Severn south of Worcester. ... Mid Wales is the name given to the area of Wales between North Wales and South Wales. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... For the similarly named county in the East of England, see Hertfordshire. ... The River Onny is a river in Shropshire, England. ... The River Rea is a small river that flows through South Shropshire, England and passes through the town of Cleobury Mortimer, before entering the River Teme in Worcestershire. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced Wuh-ster) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ...


One of the several rivers named Avon, in this case the Warwickshire Avon, flows west through Rugby, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. It is then joined by its tributary the River Arrow, before finally joining the Severn at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The River Avon or Avon is a river in or adjoining the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in the midlands of England. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ... Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ... Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England. ... The River Arrow rises north of Redditch in Worcestershire and heads generally south to become a major tributary of the River Avon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ...


The port of Bristol is located at the mouth of the Severn, where another River Avon flows into it through the Avon Gorge. This article is about the English city. ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge The River Avon is a river in the south west of England. ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge, looking south from the Downs The Avon Gorge (Grid reference ST560743) is a 2. ...


The River Wye, from its source in Plynlimon, Wales, flows generally southeast through the Welsh towns of Rhayader and Builth Wells. It then enters Herefordshire, and flows through Hereford, and is shortly afterwards joined by the River Lugg, before flowing south into the Severn slightly upstream of the Bristol Avon. It then forms the boundary between England, specifically the Forest of Dean, and Wales, with the town of Chepstow at the confluence, giving an important strategic position in yesteryear and was the main road into South Wales, before the two bridges were built. River Wye and Lancat and Ban y Gore Nature Reserve The Wye at Hay-on-Wye The Wye at Tintern This article is about the river that flows along the Anglo-Welsh border. ... Plynlimon (anglicised from Pumlumon in Welsh, meaning Five Peaks) is the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains in Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... The A470 passing through Rhayader Rhayader (Welsh: ) is a busy and historic market town in Mid Wales. ... Builth Wells (Welsh: ) is a town in Powys, traditional county of Brecknockshire, mid Wales, lying on the River Wye. ... For the similarly named county in the East of England, see Hertfordshire. ... For other uses, see Hereford (disambiguation). ... The River Lugg rises near Presteigne, Wales (OS ref: 309649), then flows through Herefordshire, England, including the town of Leominster, to become a tributary of the River Wye, which it joins at Mordiford, 9 miles downstream of Hereford and 45 miles from its source. ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge The River Avon is a river in the south west of England. ... The Forest of Dean is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the county of Gloucestershire, England. ... This article is about the country. ... , Chepstow (Welsh: Cas-gwent) is a border town straddling the Wales—England (Monmouthshire—Gloucestershire) border, situated at the confluence of the River Wye and River Severn on the Severns west bank. ...


The River Usk flows into the Severn estuary just south of Newport. The River Usk, Afon Wysg in Welsh, rises in the mountains of mid-Wales then flows south-east through Abergavenny and the eponymous town of Usk to the Roman legionary fortress of Caerleon and the Bristol Channel at Newport. ... This article is about the city of Newport in Wales. ...


Major settlements

The source of the River Severn on Plynlimon, Wales. The source is marked with this post in both English and Welsh.
Worcester Cathedral overlooks the Severn in Worcester.
Worcester Cathedral overlooks the Severn in Worcester.
High Town, Bridgnorth.
High Town, Bridgnorth.

Below is a list of major towns and cities that the Severn flows through (from north to south): Image File history File links Severnsource. ... Image File history File links Severnsource. ... River Wey near its source at Farringdon, Hampshire Headstream is the origin of water flow that initiates the subject watercourse. ... Plynlimon (anglicised from Pumlumon in Welsh, meaning Five Peaks) is the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains in Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1361x1442, 1068 KB)[edit] Summary Photograph of Worcester Cathedral taken by myself in 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1361x1442, 1068 KB)[edit] Summary Photograph of Worcester Cathedral taken by myself in 2004. ... A plan of Worcester Cathedral made in 1836. ... Image File history File links High_Town,_Bridgnorth. ... Image File history File links High_Town,_Bridgnorth. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Look up North in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see South (disambiguation). ...

Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Newtown town centre Newtown (Welsh: ) is a town with a population of 10,783 (2001) lying on the River Severn in Mid Wales. ... Welshpool Town Hall Welshpool (Welsh: ) is a town in Powys, Wales, only 4 miles (6 km) from the border with England. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... For other places with the same name, see Shrewsbury (disambiguation). ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ... For the condiment, see Worcestershire sauce. ... Bewdley ( pronunciation) is a small town in Worcestershire, England, along the Severn Valley a few miles to the west of Kidderminster. ... Stourport-on-Severn, often shortened to Stourport, is a town in Worcestershire, England, with a population of 19,713 (2001 Census). ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... Upton-upon-Severn is a town in Worcestershire, England, on the River Severn. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the city of Gloucester in England; for other uses see Gloucester (disambiguation). ...

Transport

Bridges

The Welsh Bridge (background) and Frankwell Footbridge (foreground) in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
The Welsh Bridge (background) and Frankwell Footbridge (foreground) in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The Severn is bridged at many places, and many of these bridges are notable in their own right, with several designed and built by the engineer Thomas Telford. There also is the famous Iron Bridge at Ironbridge, which is the first ever iron bridge in the world. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (1552 × 1105 pixel, file size: 430 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) For use in the Bridges section of Shrewsbury article. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (1552 × 1105 pixel, file size: 430 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) For use in the Bridges section of Shrewsbury article. ... The Welsh Bridge is a bridge in Shrewsbury which crosses the River Severn. ... Frankwell, nicknamed the Little Borough by locals, is a district of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... For other places with the same name, see Shrewsbury (disambiguation). ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... This is a lists some of the crossings of the River Severn in Great Britain, in order from source to mouth. ... Thomas Telford (August 9, 1757 - September 2, 1834) was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. ... The Iron Bridge Map sources for Ironbridge at grid reference SJ672033 Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn in Shropshire, England that grew up beside the 100 foot (30 meter) cast-iron bridge that was built across the river there in 1779. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ...


The two bridges of the Severn crossing carrying roads (opened in 1966 and 1996) link Wales with the southern counties of England and are among the most important in Britain. The Severn crossing is generally used to refer to two river crossings over the River Severn between England and Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

Previous to the construction of the first bridge in 1966, the channel was crossed by the Aust Ferry. For the Ontario community, see Severn Bridge, Ontario. ... The M48 is a small motorway in England and Wales that includes the original Severn Bridge. ... The Second Severn crossing, seen here from the English side of the river, carries the M4 motorway between England and Wales. ... The M4 motorway is a motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. ... Motorway symbol in UK, Australia, Spain, France and Ireland. ... The Aust Ferry was a ferry service that operated across the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England. ...


Rail

The Severn Tunnel, situated near the Second Severn Crossing road bridge, carries the Great Western Main Line under the channel. The approach to the tunnel. ... The Second Severn crossing, seen here from the English side of the river, carries the M4 motorway between England and Wales. ... Maidenhead Railway Bridge The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads station in Bristol. ...


Cars could also be transported through the Severn Tunnel. In the 1950s three trains a day made round trips between Severn Tunnel Junction and Pilning. The vehicles were loaded onto open flat bed carriages and pulled by a small pannier tank locomotive although sometimes they were joined to a scheduled passenger train. The prudent owner paid to cover the vehicle with a sheet as sparks often flew when the steam locomotive tackled the grade leading to the tunnel exit. A rail coach was provided for passengers and drivers. Reservations could be made and the fee for the car was about thirty shillings in the early 1950s. Severn Tunnel Junction railway station (Welsh: ) is a small railway station on the western side of the Severn Tunnel at Rogiet (which was the stations name before the tunnel was built) in Monmouthshire, Wales. ... Pilning station is a small railway station at Pilning, South Gloucestershire, England. ... A tank locomotive (occasionally tank engine, especially in England, notably used in reference to Thomas the Tank Engine) is a steam locomotive that carries its own fuel and water on it, instead of pulling it behind it in a tender. ... One of the last mainline steam locomotives built in the UK: British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 no. ...


Disasters

Tewkesbury flooded in July 2007
Tewkesbury flooded in July 2007

There have been many disasters on the Severn, making it Britain's most dangerous river. It has claimed many lives (figures vary depending on how it is recorded, circa 300 people), especially during the 20th century.[citation needed] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Widespread flooding occurred throughout the United Kingdom in June and July 2007, killing 11 people. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Locks

There are locks on the lower Severn to enable sea going boats to reach as far as Stourport. The most northerly lock is at Lincombe, about a mile downstream from Stourport. Stourport-on-Severn, often shortened to Stourport, is a town in Worcestershire, England, with a population of 19,713 (2001 Census). ...


Associated canals

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, and the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal all join the Severn at Stourport, Worcester and Gloucester respectively. The Droitwich Barge Canal used to join the Severn at Hawford, near to the River Salwarpe and it hoped that a new link to the Severn via the Salwarpe will be re-established in the future. The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal is a canal in the Midlands of England, passing through Staffordshire and Worcestershire. ... The Birmingham and Worcester Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. ... The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal (sometimes known as the Hereford and Gloucester Canal) is a canal in the south west of England, passing through Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. ... , Stourport Basin Stourport-on-Severn, often shortened to Stourport, is a town in Worcestershire, England, a few miles to the south of Kidderminster. ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... This article is about the city of Gloucester in England; for other uses see Gloucester (disambiguation). ... The Droitwich Canal is a synthesis of two canals; the Droitwich Barge Canal and the Droitwich Junction Canal, in England. ... Hawford is a village in Worcestershire, England. ... The River Salwarpe is a river in Worcestershire, England. ...


Paddle steamers

The main operator of pleasure craft and particularly paddle steamers on the river from the mid-1800s to the late 1970s were P and A Campbell of Bristol, but also included the Barry Railway Company. There were also three ferries operating between Aust and Chepstow these were called the Severn King, Severn Queen and Severn Princess. The Severn Princess is currently undergoing restoration after being found in Ireland full of fertiliser, after dragging her back with her sinking twice on the way it is hoped that at some time in the near future she will be fully operational again. The Severn King and Queen were scrapped not long after their decommission following the completion of the First Severn Bridge. A paddle steamer, paddleboat, or paddlewheeler is a ship or boat propelled by one or more paddle wheels driven by a steam engine. ... P & A Campbell Ltd of Bristol with its White Funnel Fleet became the dominant excursion-steamer operator in the Bristol Channel by the 1890s. ... This article is about the English city. ... The Barry Railway Company was promoted by interests in coal mining and steel in the South Wales valleys as an alternative to the existing rail service to Cardiff docks in Tiger Bay. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In Worcester, the Worcester River Cruises have boat trips up and down the river operating the boats The Pride of the Midlands and The Earl Grosvenor. After 2008 there are plans for another boat, The Severn Travellor, to be refurbished and relaunched for trips.


Severn Estuary

The Severn bridges crossing near the mouth of the River Severn
The Severn bridges crossing near the mouth of the River Severn

The River Severn extends down to the Second Severn Crossing. The Severn Estuary begins at this point and stretches to a line from Lavernock Point (south of Cardiff) to Sand Point near Weston-super-Mare. West of this line is the Bristol Channel. In the Severn estuary (or the Bristol Channel in the last two cases, depending where the boundary is drawn) are the rocky islands called Denny Island, Steep Holm and Flat Holm. Aerial photograph of the Severn Bridges, given freely by its taker to wikipedia ;) This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, GRAHAMUK. This applies worldwide. ... Aerial photograph of the Severn Bridges, given freely by its taker to wikipedia ;) This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, GRAHAMUK. This applies worldwide. ... The Severn crossing is generally used to refer to two river crossings over the River Severn between England and Wales. ... The Second Severn crossing, seen here from the English side of the river, carries the M4 motorway between England and Wales. ... The location of the Bristol Channel The Severn Bridge and Bristol Channel, looking northwestward from England towards Wales The Bristol Channel coast at Ilfracombe, North Devon, looking west towards Lee Bay The Bristol Channel is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from South West... Lavernock Point is a headland on the coast of South Wales, and lies 8km south of Cardiff and 6km east of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... For other uses of this term, see Sand Point (disambiguation). ... Weston-super-Mare is an English seaside resort town in North Somerset, population 65,000 (1991 estimate). ... Satellite view of the Bristol Channel Map of the Bristol Channel The Bristol Channel (Welsh: ) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from the West Country and extending from the lower estuary of the River Severn (Afon Hafren) to that part of the North... Satellite view of the Bristol Channel Map of the Bristol Channel The Bristol Channel (Welsh: ) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from the West Country and extending from the lower estuary of the River Severn (Afon Hafren) to that part of the North... Denny Island (grid reference ST458810) is a small rocky island extending to some 0. ... Steep Holm (grid reference ST228607) is a 48. ... Flat Holm (Welsh: Ynys Echni) is a Welsh island lying in the Bristol Channel approximately 3. ...


Severn bore

A curious phenomenon associated with the lower reaches of the Severn is the tidal bore. The Severn bore forms somewhat upstream of the Port of Sharpness, which is also the Southern terminus of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. The tidal bore in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska A tidal bore (or just bore, or eagre) is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travel up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the current. ... This article refers to the English port of Sharpness. ... The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is a canal in the south west of England, between Gloucester and Sharpness. ...


The river's estuary, which empties into the Bristol Channel, has the second largest tidal range in the world — about 15 metres (49 ft),[7][8] exceeded only by the Bay of Fundy ; and during the highest tides, the rising water is funnelled up the estuary into a wave that travels rapidly upstream against the river current. The largest bores occur in spring, but smaller ones can be seen throughout the year. The Environment Agency publishes timetable and prediction of bore heights on its website.[9]. Being the onset of the flood tide it is accompanied by a rapid rise in water level which continues for about one and a half hours after the bore has passed. The Severn Bore is a natural example of a self-reinforcing solitary wave or soliton. For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... Satellite view of the Bristol Channel Map of the Bristol Channel The Bristol Channel (Welsh: ) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from the West Country and extending from the lower estuary of the River Severn (Afon Hafren) to that part of the North... The tidal range is the vertical difference between the highest high tide and the lowest low tide. ... The Bay of Fundy (French: ) is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine. ... (see also the List of environmental organizations) The Environment Agency (Welsh: Asiantaeth yr Amgylchedd) of England and Wales was created by the Environment Act 1995, along with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. ... In mathematics and physics, a soliton is a self-reinforcing solitary wave (a wave packet or pulse) that maintains its shape while it travels at constant speed; solitons are caused by a delicate balance between nonlinear and dispersive effects in the medium. ...


River surfing enthusiasts even attempt to surf along on the wave, which can be 2 metres (7 ft). In March 2006, an unofficial record surf was achieved, for the longest-ever 'surf', by Steve King, a railway engineer from Gloucestershire, England. Despite the media acceptance of the record the exact distance of the ride was never verified and the record was later rejected by both the British Surfing Association and Guinness World Records.[10] The Gloucester Harbour Trustees, as competent harbour authority for this part of the river, explicitly advise against this pastime. River surfing was pioneered by Jon Imhoff in 1989 on the Shotover River in Queenstown, New Zealand. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ...


In September 2005, several hundred surfers gathered in Newnham on Severn to celebrate 50 years since the first recorded attempt at surfing the Severn Bore and to view the première of Longwave by Donny Wright,[11] a historical film documenting the evolution of the sport since its inception in 1955. Newnham on Severn is a village in Gloucestershire, England. ...


Tidal power

Main article: Severn Barrage
Barrage locations considered over the years
Barrage locations considered over the years

A huge tidal range and high level of surrounding industry and population have long made the Severn estuary and Bristol Channel a focus for tidal energy schemes and ideas. Plans for a Severn Barrage — running 16 km (10 miles) across the Bristol Channel from Lavernock Point near to and south west of Cardiff to Brean Down near and just south west of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset — would generate a massive 8640 MW when the tide flows, and have been discussed for several decades now. The power generated would comd from a lake of 185 square miles (479 km²) with a potential energy depth of 14 metres (46 ft). Tidal power only runs for some 10 hours a day, but by using the enclosed lake as a reservoir of potential energy more hours of operation could be achieved. Other energy sources, such as wind and solar power, also create electricity at times that do not always match when it is needed. Excess power could be stored by pumping water uphill, as is already done at a variety of other installations in the UK. Barrage locations considered over the years The Severn Barrage is the name of a number of ideas for building a barrage from the English coast to the Welsh coast over the Severn tidal estuary. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 579 pixelsFull resolution (932 × 675 pixel, file size: 5 KB, MIME type: image/png) I made this map. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 579 pixelsFull resolution (932 × 675 pixel, file size: 5 KB, MIME type: image/png) I made this map. ... Satellite view of the Bristol Channel Map of the Bristol Channel The Bristol Channel (Welsh: ) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from the West Country and extending from the lower estuary of the River Severn (Afon Hafren) to that part of the North... Tidal power, sometimes called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that exploits the movement of water caused by tidal currents or the rise and fall in sea levels due to the tides. ... Barrage locations considered over the years The Severn Barrage is the name of a number of ideas for building a barrage from the English coast to the Welsh coast over the Severn tidal estuary. ... Lavernock Point is a headland on the coast of South Wales, and lies 8km south of Cardiff and 6km east of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... Brean Down is a promontory off the coast of Somerset standing 320 feet high and extending 1½ miles into the Bristol Channel between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham on Sea. ... Weston-super-Mare is an English seaside resort town in North Somerset, population 65,000 (1991 estimate). ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... Pumped storage hydroelectricity is a method of storing and producing electricity to supply high peak demands by moving water between reservoirs at different elevations. ...


The UK Government shelved the plans in the late 1980s due largely to cost issues and local environmental concerns. However, this was before recent huge rises in the price of energy, and before Global Warming had started to be taken seriously. In April 2006 the Welsh Assembly approved the idea of utilising the tidal power, but the RSPB has raised serious concerns about the effect on the mud flats, that have European Environmental protection status, and the UK government Energy Review published later in the year did not endorse the scheme.[12] Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... The National Assembly for Wales (or NAW) (Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) was established in 1998, following a 1997 referendum in which a small majority of voters (but not the electorate) voted in favour of the Labour Governments plans for devolution. ... The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is Europes largest wildlife conservation charity. ...


Opinion is still divided on the benefits of a proposed barrage. John Hutton, Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, announced a further feasibility study on 25 September 2007. The proposal for a hydro-electric barrier to generate 8.6 GW and meet five percent of Britain's power needs, is being opposed by environmental groups.[13][14] For other persons named John Hutton, see John Hutton (disambiguation). ... The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry before the June 28, 2007 reshuffle) is a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Industry

A 6 mile (10 km) stretch of the Severn valley in Shropshire, known as the Ironbridge Gorge, was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Its historic importance is due to its role as the centre of the iron industry in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution. Ironbridge gets its name from the bridge across the Severn, built in 1779, which was the first cast-iron bridge ever constructed. The Severn Valley is the setting of several fictional towns and other locations created by horror writer Ramsey Campbell. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... The Ironbridge Gorge looking east towards the Iron Bridge that gave the gorge its name Map sources for Ironbridge Gorge at grid reference SJ672033 The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge formed by the river Severn in Shropshire, England. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... General Name, symbol, number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Standard atomic weight 55. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ...


Wildlife

The sides of the estuary are also important feeding grounds for waders, notably at the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve and the Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust. Families Scolopacidae Rostratulidae Jacanidae Thinocoridae Pedionomidae Burhinidae Chionididae Pluvianellidae Ibidorhynchidae Recurvirostridae Haematopodidae Charadriidae Dunlin (Calidris alpina). ... Bridgwater Bay is on the estuary of the River Severn, near Bridgwater in Somerset, United Kingdom at the mouth of the River Parrett. ... National Nature Reserves in England are managed by Natural England and are key places for wildlife and natural features in England. ... WWT Slimbridge is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (a UK charity) at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. ...


See also

This is a list of rivers of Great Britain. ... The Severn Way is a long-distance footpath of 210 miles (337 k. ... The Severn Area Rescue Association aka SARA or Severn Rescue provides inshore Rescue Boat services for the River Severn Estuary and upper reaches of the River Severn. ... Mercia Inshore Search and Rescue (MISAR), also known as Mercia Rescue, is a water rescue team operating from the marina in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England. ... Upton-upon-Severn is a town in Worcestershire, England, on the River Severn. ... The Severn Valley between Highley and Arley // Geography and Geology The Severn Valley is a rural area of mid-western England UK, through which the River Severn runs and the Severn Valley Railway steam heritage line operates, starting at its northernmost point in Bridgnorth Shropshire and running south for 25km... Seven Natural Wonders is a television programme that aired on BBC Two from 3 May to 20 June 2005. ... The West Country is an informal term for the area of south-western England roughly corresponding to the modern South West England government region. ...

References

  1. ^ National River Flow Archive - 54001 Severn @ Montford. Retrieved on 2008-01-24.
  2. ^ HiFlows-UK. Retrieved on 2008-01-24.
  3. ^ BBC. The River Severn Facts. Retrieved on 2006-12-28.
  4. ^ Andy Morrall. The Legend of Sabrina. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  5. ^ Liam Rogers. Sabrina and the River Severn. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  6. ^ Clucas, P. (1985) Britain - The Landscape Below. Guildford: Colour Library Books. ISBN 0-86283-174-1
  7. ^ Severn Estuary Barrage (PDF). UK Environment Agency (31 May 2006). Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  8. ^ Coast: Bristol Channel. BBC. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  9. ^ Severn Bore and Trent Aegir. Environment Agency. Retrieved on 2008-01-13.
  10. ^ Tom Wright. Severn Bore World Surfing Record. Retrieved on 2006-04-17.
  11. ^ Longwave. Retrieved on 2007-09-13.
  12. ^ BBC News (21 April 2006). Backing for Severn barrage power. Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  13. ^ Severn Barrage study alarms campaigners. Times Online (25 September 2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-26.
  14. ^ New study for Severn energy plan. BBC News (25 September 2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-26.

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