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River Colne

Description of River Colne: A tidal navigation from Colchester to Colne Point. The top three and a half miles are practically dry at low water.

History of River Colne: Promoted by acts of 1623, 1689, 1718, 1740, 1750 and 1781.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of River Colne: Maximum length 195 foot, width 28 foot.

Navigation Authority: : Colchester Borough Council, PO Box 884, Town Hall, Colchester CO1 1FR: Telephone 01206 837316 : Fax 01206 282288 :

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River Colne: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

East Bridge, Colchester

Tidal Limit

0

0

N

TM007252

168

Railway Bridge

0.1

0

N

TM008250

168

Hythe Bridges

At present the effective head of navigation

0.6

0

D

TM015247

168

End of wharves on east bank

0.8

0

N

TM015244

168

Dredging disposal site

1.5

0

N

TM023233

168

Rowhedge Wharf

3.3

0

N

TM032214

168

Junction with Roman River

Leading to Fingringhoe Mill and Quay

3.4

0

N

TM035213

168

Wivenhoe Port

3.5

0

N

TM038213

168

Fingringhoe Ballast Quay

3.8

0

N

TM043210

168

Arlesford Creek

Leading to Thorrington Mill

5

0

N

TM057196

168

Northern Junction with Greedon Creek

Upstream of Rat Island

6.8

0

N

TM057172

168

Southern junction with Greedon Creek

Downstream of Rat Island

7.1

0

N

TM063166

168

Junction with Pyefleet Channel

Leading to The Strood, West Mersea

7.8

0

N

TM070160

168

Westmarsh Point

Leading to Brightlingsea and St Osyth Creeks

8.1

0

N

TM074157

168

Mersea and St. Osyth Points

West and east banks respectively

8.3

0

N

TM076156

168

Colne Point

Limit of Colchester Borough Council's jurisdiction

10.8

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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