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
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 43M - River Severn and Gloucester and Sharpness Canal Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Severn & Avon: Mid-Worcestershire Ring and Cotswold Canals (Saul-Sapperton)
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Junction of Gloucester and Sharpness Ship Canal with the River Severn
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|
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|
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.