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River Parrett

Description of River Parrett: Runs 34 miles from Thorney Mills to the river mouth at Bridgwater Bar. The river is tidal for 27 miles up to Oath.

History of River Parrett: Promoted by Acts of 1699, 1707, 1795 and 1804. Opened for navigation in 1840.
For more details see the History page.

Subordinate Waterways of River Parrett

Navigation Authority of River Parrett : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: South West Region, Manley House, Kestral Way, Exeter EX2 7LQ: Telephone 01392 444000 : Fax 01392 444238 : (Covering the river above Bridgwater.).

Navigation Authority: : Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3AR: Telephone 01278 435435 : (Covering the river below Bridgwater.).

Related Books of River Parrett

Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Parrett: Length 54 foot, beam 14 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

River Parrett: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Thorney Mills Bridge Lock

Disused lock and head of navigation

0

1

N

ST426228

997

River Isle Junction

Junction with River Isle and Westport Canal

0.8

1

N

ST417235

997

River Yeo Junction

Junction with River Yeo

3

1

N

ST424262

997

Langport Bridge

A378 road bridge

3.8

1

N

ST415266

997

Langport Lock

4

2

U

ST415269

997

Oath Flood Gates

6.5

3

N

ST382278

997

Stathe Bridge

7.5

3

N

ST375290

997

River Tone Junction

Burrow Bridge

9

3

N

ST358301

997

Railway Bridge (Taunton to Bristol Line)

14.1

3

N

ST310356

997

Bridgwater Town Bridge

A38 road bridge

15.3

3

N

ST301368

997

Bridgwater Dock Entrance

Junction with Bridgwater and Taunton Canal Junction with the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

15.6

3

U

ST298375

997

Dunball

18.8

3

N

ST308407

997

Combwich

23.8

3

N

ST262423

997

Stert Point

27.9

3

N

ST291470

997

River Brue Junction

Junction with River Brue Junction with Branch to Highbridge

28.4

3

N

SK297476

128

Burnham-on-Sea

29.3

3

N

ST299493

997

Bridgwater Bar

Mouth of river

34.3

3

N

ST227493

997

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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