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River Swale

Description of River Swale: A tributary of the Yorkshire Ouse, which it joins at Swale Nab. This is the point where it is generally considered that the River Ure also joins the Ouse but many asserted that the Ure changes to the Ouse at Ouse Gill Beck, in which case the Swale does not join the Ouse but the Ure. The geography of the situation cannot be disputed but the nomenclature can. The river is now unnavigable.

History of River Swale: An Act was passed in 1767 and another, giving the commisioners powers to issue shares, in 1770. The Swale navigation was never completed but the commissioners powers covered part of the Ouse around Linton Lock which they controlled for over a hundred years.
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