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River Stour (Kent)

Description of River Stour (Kent): Runs 19 miles from the fixed sluice at Fordwich to Pegwell Bay, where it enters the English Channel

History of River Stour (Kent): Promoted by Acts of 1515 and 1825. Made navigable about 1594 and again around 1695, having become unnavigable previously. It originally ran to Canterbury but this part of the river is now only navigable by small craft.
For more details see the History page.

Navigation Authority: : Sandwich Port & Haven Commissioners, Clerk's Office, 1 Potter Street, Sandwich, Kent CT14 9DR: Telephone 01304 612162 : (Covers only the the river from the sea to Poulder's Sluice (less than a mile) there is no navigation authority for the rest of the river.).

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River Stour (Kent): Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Fordwich Mill

Fixed Sluice

0

0

N

0

Stodmarsh

2.6

0

N

0

Grove Ferry, Railway Station

5.1

0

N

0

Sarre Channel Junction

Not navigable

8.3

0

N

0

Pluck's Gutter Road Bridge

8.4

0

N

0

Little Stour River Junction

8.6

0

N

0

Railway Bridge

11.9

0

N

0

Richborough Castle

Roman Amphitheatre

13

0

N

0

Sandwich Bridge

15.3

0

N

0

Stonar Cut Junction

Not navigable

18.4

0

N

0

Pegwell Bay, Pepper Ness

River mouth

19.3

0

N

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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