River Severn (old river navigation)

The River Severn (old river navigation) is a large river and is part of the River Severn. It runs for 24 miles from Sharpness Junction (where it joins the River Severn (tidal section) and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal) to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction (where it joins the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal and the River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 89 feet long and 18 feet and 11 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Cotswold Canals (Stroudwater Navigation - Abandoned Section) at Framilode Junction and with the River Severn (Maisemore Channel - Southern Section) at Lower Parting.

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "dangerous, now bypassed by G & S Canal"

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Sharpness Junction
Junction of Gloucester and Sharpness Ship Canal with the River Severn
Sharpness Point
Junction with old entrance to the Gloucester and Berkley Ship Canal
5½ furlongs 0 locks
Fretherne (Hock Cliff) 5 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bullo Pill 7 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Newnham 8 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Framilode Junction
Junction of the River Severn with the Stroudwater Canal (derelict section)
12 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Minsterworth 18 miles 0 locks
Elmore 19 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stonebench Turn 20 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lower Parting
Junction with Maisemore Channel (closed)
23 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Llanthony Lock No 6 (closed) 23 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Llanthony Lock Footbridge 23 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Somerton Road Railway Bridge (disused) 23 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Somerton Road Bridge 23 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Gloucester Dock Footbridge
Navigation beyond this point in not advisable.
23 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction
Junction of Gloucester and Sharpness Canal with River Severn
24 miles 0 locks
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Wikipedia has a page about River Severn

The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina) is the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about 220 miles (354 km). It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet (610 m) on Plynlimon, close to the Ceredigion/Powys border near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester and Gloucester on its banks. With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Apperley, Gloucestershire, the Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.

The river is usually considered to become the Severn Estuary after the Second Severn Crossing between Severn Beach, South Gloucestershire and Sudbrook, Monmouthshire. The river then discharges into the Bristol Channel which in turn discharges into the Celtic Sea and the wider Atlantic Ocean. The Severn's drainage basin area is 4,409 square miles (11,419 km2), excluding the River Wye and Bristol Avon which flow into the Severn Estuary. The major tributaries to the Severn are the Vyrnwy, Clywedog, Teme, Warwickshire Avon and Stour.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to River Severn
[River Worfe] [Old River Severn, Upper Lode] [River Chelt] [River Tern] [Stourport-on-Severn] [Ryall, Worcestershire] [List of crossings of the River Severn] [Rea Brook] [Severn Way]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 17:47