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River Severn

Description of River Severn: Navigable for 92 miles from Stourport, where it joins the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, to Avonmouth, where it joins the River Avon and the Severn Estuary

History of River Severn: Promoted by Acts of 1503, 1531, 1532, 1772, 1799, 1803, 1809 and 1814.
For more details see the History page.

The Severn at Stourport

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  • The River Severn , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
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  • A Canal Too Far Chris Coburn, 2 hours 29 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Down the Bristol Channel to visit many navigations! Across to South Wales, up the Wye, the Severn! Incredible scenes! Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon
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Related External Web Sites of River Severn

  • Starline Marine Boat building business run by Pauline & Ian Cundy and based at Upton Marina.
  • Worcester Vista A general site about Worcester that contains some interesting pages on the local Canals.
  • Starline Narrowboats Since 1980 they have provided narrowboat holidays from their base at Upton upon Severn on the River Severn.
  • Stourport Yacht Club Boating on the River Severn
  • The Severn boats and boating pages Motor boat cruising on the River Severn and Bristol Channel with maps. Includes the Sharpness canal and River Avon.
  • Severn Tales Barges, history, books, floods and anything to do with the river.
  • Gloucester Harbour Trustees The Trustees were originally constituted in 1890 and are responsible for a large area of the Severn Estuary and the tidal reaches of the Rivers Severn and Wye.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Severn: Lock sizes vary but the maximum craft sizes are from Gloucester to Worcester: Length 135 foot, beam 21 foot. From Worcester to Stourport: Length 90 foot, beam 19 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

River Severn: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Arley Quarry Landing

0

0

U

SO753817

138

Upper Arley

1.5

0

U

SO765801

138

Bewdley Bridge

A456 road bridge

5.3

0

U

SO787754

138

Stourport Bridge

A451 road bridge and the effective head of navigation

9

0

N

SO807710

138

Stourport Junction

Junction with Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

9.1

0

N

SO810709

138

Lincombe Lock No 1

10.4

1

N

SO820693

138

Hampstall Ferry

11.5

1

N

SO813679

150

Lenchford Ferry

13.8

1

N

SO813642

150

Holt Lock No 2

14.6

2

N

SO820634

150

Holt Castle

15.5

2

N

SO833626

150

Grimley

17

2

N

SO841607

150

Hawford Junction

Junction with Droitwich Canal Junction with the Droitwich Barge Canal

17.6

2

N

SO841599

150

Bevere Lock No 3

Camp Lock

18.1

3

N

SO835593

150

Worcester Quay

21.5

3

N

SO548547

149

Diglis Junction

Junction with Worcester and Birmingham Canal Junction with the Worcester and Birmingham Canal

22

3

N

SO848538

150

Diglis Locks No 4

Two locks side by side

22.4

4

N

SO847533

150

River Teme Junction

23.1

4

N

SO850522

150

Kempsey

25.1

4

N

SO847491

150

Pixham

25.6

4

N

SO842486

150

Clevelode

27.3

4

N

SO835468

150

Rhydd

28.4

4

N

SO837452

150

Severn Stoke

29.3

4

N

SO849445

150

Hanley

31

4

N

SO845419

150

Upton-on-Severn Bridge

32

4

N

SO851408

150

Saxon's Lode

33.5

4

N

SO863388

150

Barley House

34.5

4

N

SO860379

150

M50 Motorway Bridge

35.3

4

N

SO867369

150

Tewkesbury Bridge

A438 road bridge

37.6

4

N

SO889337

150

River Avon Junction

Junction with Lower Avon Navigation

38

4

N

SO888331

150

Tewkesbury Lock No 5

38.5

5

N

SO881328

150

Tewksbury Lower Lode and fomer ferry site

39.4

5

N

SO880317

150

Chaceley and Deerhurst

40.9

5

N

SO866298

150

Apperley (Coal House Pub)

42

5

N

SO854283

150

Haw Bridge

42.8

5

N

SO845278

162

Coombe Hill Canal Junction

43.9

5

N

SO846263

162

Wainlode

44.1

5

N

SO846257

162

Ashleworth

46.1

5

N

SO819250

162

Upper Parting Junction

Junction with Maisemore Channel (now closed)

48.5

5

N

SO821216

162

Westgate Bridge, Gloucester

50.6

5

N

SO824190

162

Gloucester & Berkley Ship Canal Junction

Junction with Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal

51

5

N

SO826185

162

Llanthony Lock No 6 (Closed)

51.4

6

U

SO822182

162

Lower Parting

Junction with Maisemore Channel (closed)

52

6

N

SO815188

162

Stonebench Turn

55.4

6

N

SO796148

162

Elmore

55.8

6

N

SO792153

162

Minsterworth

57

6

N

SO773168

162

Framilode Junction

Junction with Stroudwater Canal Junction with the Stroudwater Canal

63.8

6

N

SO751105

162

Newnham

63.8

6

N

SO692117

162

Bullo Pill

64.8

6

N

SO690099

162

Fretherne (Hock Cliff)

67.5

6

N

SO724090

162

Sharpness Point

Junction with old entrance to the Gloucester & Berkley Ship Canal

74.4

6

N

SO668030

162

Sharpness Junction

Junction with Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal Gloucester & Berkley Ship Canal entrance and Sharpness Docks

75

6

N

SO665021

162

Lydney Canal and Harbour Junction

76.3

6

N

SO651014

162

Severn Bridge

M4 Motorway

86.3

6

N

ST559901

172

Beachley Point

Junction with River Wye Rive Wye Junction

87.3

6

N

ST542900

172

Avonmouth

Junction with River Avon (Bristol) River Avon Junction

95.8

6

N

ST502787

172

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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