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River Stour (Suffolk)

Description of River Stour (Suffolk): Runs 35.5 miles from Sudbury to Harwich where it joins the sea

History of River Stour (Suffolk): Promoted under Acts of 1705 and 1781. Opened about 1709. Abandoned 1937.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of River Stour (Suffolk): Famous as the subject of John Constable's paintings. Constable lived at Flatford Mill and Gainsborough was born at Sudbury.

Navigation Authority of River Stour (Suffolk) : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: Anglia Region, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5ZR: Telephone 01733 371811 : Fax 01733 231840 :

Related Books of River Stour (Suffolk)

Related External Web Sites of River Stour (Suffolk)

  • The River Stour Trust The Trust, a registered charity, was formed in 1968 to protect the right of navigation on the River Stour (Suffolk).
  • IWA Ipswich Branch The site of the Inland Waterways Association Ipswich Branch.
  • Visit Anglian Waterways The official guide to the Environment Agency Navigations in the Anglian Region.

River Stour (Suffolk): Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Ballington Bridge, Sudbury

0

0

U

0

Cornard Sluice

Site of Cornard Lock

1

0

U

0

Henny Street Sluices

Site of Henny Lock

2.8

0

U

0

Pitmine Lock remains

3.8

0

U

0

Bures Lock Site

Bures Mill and Sluice

6.8

1

U

0

Wormingford Lock

Wormingford Mill

9.1

2

U

0

Swan Lock (derelict)

9.4

3

U

0

Wissington Lock site

Wissington Mill and Weir

11.4

4

U

0

Nayland Lock Site

Nayland Weir

12.6

5

U

0

Nayland Bridge

A134 road bridge

12.9

5

U

0

Horkesley Lock Site

13.1

6

U

0

Boxted Lock Site

Boxted Weir

16.1

7

U

0

Langham Lock Site

Langham Weir

17.1

8

U

0

Langham Bridge

17.5

8

U

0

River Brett Junction

Higham Hall

18.1

8

U

0

Stratford Lock

18.9

9

U

0

Stratford St. Mary Bridge

19.6

9

U

0

Dedham Lock

20.5

10

U

0

Dedham Bridge

21

10

U

0

Flatford Bridge

22

10

U

0

Flatford Lock

Flatford Mill

22.1

11

N

0

Brantham Lock

23.6

12

U

0

Cattawade Bridge

Brantham Barrage and Sluices

24.4

12

U

0

Manningtree

25.1

12

N

0

Mistley

26

12

N

0

Parkeston

34

12

N

0

Harwich

Junction with North Sea

35.5

12

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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