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  River Avon, Bristol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The River Avon is a river in the south west of England.
In central Bristol, where the river is tidal, it is diverted from its original course onto the "New Cut", a channel dug between 1804 and 1809 at a cost of £600,000.
The Avon is continuously navigable from its mouth at Avonmouth as far as Pulteney weir in the centre of the city of Bath.
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 Encyclopedia: River Avon, Bristol
The Kennet is a river in the south east of England, and a tributary of the River Thames.
The River Avon or Avon is a river in or adjoining the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in the midlands of England.
The River Nene is a river in the east of England.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/River-Avon%2C-Bristol   (2261 words)

  
 Bristol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bristol is a city in south-western England, on the River Avon, BristolRiver Avon.
In 1373 Edward III of England proclaimed "that the said town of Bristol withall be a County by itself and called the county of Bristol for ever", but maps usually instead show it as part of Gloucestershire, and as the city spilled south of the river, it took the county with it.
Bristol is home to two major institutions of higher education: the University of Bristol, a "redbrick" chartered in 1909, and the University of the West of England, formerly Bristol Polytechnic, which gained university status in 1992.
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 Bristol River Avon
One of the great historic rivers of the world - the River Avon is the approach to the Port of Bristol.
Bristol was a major transit port for the infamous 'slave trade' of the 17th century between Africa and North America.
In the river itself, the small drying creek known as the Pill is the headquarters of the Portishead Cruising Club.
www.btinternet.com /~motorboat/cabot.htm   (327 words)

  
 Bristol: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
While Bristol probably would have continued to thrive as a seaport after the close of the middle ages, it was Cabot's success which sparked other adventurers to undertake similar explorations and which made Bristol's name famous throughout history.
Bristol is located at the intersection of the Frome and Avon rivers.
It is traditionally thought that the borough of Bristol was originally established by the Anglo-Saxons at the loop where the Avon River meets the Frome.
www.heritage.nf.ca /exploration/bristol.html   (1137 words)

  
 River Avon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
River Avon, Devon, Bigbury on Sea near Salcombe
(It appears that later arrivals to Britain would ask the indigenous people what the local river was called, and were told, in the local language, that it was a river).
The etymology of Avon is the Proto-Celtic *abonā, meaning "river".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Avon   (158 words)

  
 River Avon, Bristol - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Avon is continuously navigable from its mouth at Avonmouth as far as Pulteney weir in the center of the city of Bath.
This unusual dock has a tenticled plan resulting from its origins as the natural river course of the Avon and its tributary, the River Frome (see 'Course' above), and is intimately entwined with Bristol's city center as few docks are.
As a result of this, Bristol Floating harbour is one of the more successful pieces of dockland regeneration, with much of the dockside now occupied by residential, office and cultural premises, and the water area heavily used by leisure craft.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /River_Avon%2C_Bristol   (550 words)

  
 Bristol Channel Pilots
The Bristol channel is probably one of the most dangerous shipping lanes in the world.Over the centuries many ships have been lost whilst navigating it.The channel has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world and many dangerous sand bars and rocks.
In 1611 the Corporation of Bristol delegated the control of pilotage to the Merchant Venturers of Bristol.They were to retain control for 250 years.The Bristol pilots were mainly based at Pill near the mouth of the river Avon.
Bristol for many years was the main port on the Channel but as the Welsh ports grew larger due to the coal and iron exported, these ports needed to control their own pilots.Bristol tried to put a block on this and tried to keep it's monopoly.
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The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset.
Bristol Temple Meads is a railway station in Bristol, England.
Bristol's other main-line station, Bristol Parkway, is situated on the northern outskirts of the town.
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 Bradford-on-Avon --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The river shares the name Avon (derived from a Celtic word meaning “river”) with several other rivers in Great Britain, including the Avon of Warwickshire (or Upper Avon) and the Avon of Wiltshire and Hampshire (or East Avon).
The eastern edge of the Salisbury Plain in the south and the lower-lying valley of the River Avon in the north are...
river that rises 3 miles (5 km) east of Devizes, Wiltshire, England, on the north side of the Vale of Pewsey and flows generally southward for 48 miles (77 km) to the English Channel.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9016114?tocId=9016114   (909 words)

  
 Avon, River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The English town of Stratford on the River Avon is rich with the memories and lore of one famous man. This was the birthplace and home of the playwright William Shakespeare.
A town and district on England's south coast, Christchurch is 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Portsmouth, at the confluence of the Avon and Stour rivers.
This west coast port is located 8 miles (13 kilometers) from the broad Severn Estuary, at the junction of the Frome and Avon rivers, in the historic counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9011460?tocId=9011460   (857 words)

  
 Bristol, England (Cities)
Bristol is a seaport on the west coast of England on the River Bristol Avon.
It is located on the border between Gloucestershire and Somerset, 118 miles west of London.
It was a flourishing town at the time of the Norman Conquest, and from this port John Cabot sailed west on his voyage of discovery in 1497.
www.ohwy.com /eg/b/bristol.htm   (57 words)

  
 Avon Federation of Womens Institutes
The Avon Federation was formed in 1975 when local government re-organised the boundaries and made several changes incorporating parts of Somerset, Gloucestershire and City of Bristol.
Avon is a county of many geographical contrasts, reaching from the foothills of the Cotswolds in the north thro the valley of the River Avon to the Mendip Hills in the south and includes two interesting cities - Bristol and Bath.
Avon Federation with 123 WI s and approximately 4000 members offers sincere and warm friendship to members, the opportunity to learn together, to work side by side, to improve the quality of life.
www.avonfwi.org.uk   (236 words)

  
 River Arun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
IWA Avon and Wilts Branch : The Inland Waterways Association branch covering waterways in Avon and Wiltshire.
The Bristol Packet : Public and Charter Boat Trips on the river Avon between Bath and the Bristol Channel and in Bristol's Floating Harbour
Although the river was once made navigable for 36 miles from Christchurch to Salisbury boats are no longer able to use the waterway.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /jim.shead/River-Arun.html   (1216 words)

  
 River Avon Bristol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bristol - Bristol Opera House - There is a ghost named "Percy...
A new crossing of the River Avon between Avonmouth and Portishead.
Downstream of central Bristol it passes through a deep gorge, which is spanned by Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge.
river-avon-bristol.wikiverse.org   (249 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These materials are largely found on the continental shelves and are thickest off the mouths of large rivers or off desert coasts.
Although the minimum salinity values are found just north of the equator, in general the lowest values are in the high latitudes and along coasts where large rivers flow into the ocean.
Surface salinity values are influenced by evaporation, precipitation, river inflow, and melting of sea ice.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/A/At/Atlantic_Ocean.htm   (2087 words)

  
 Learn more about Somerset in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Advocates of traditional counties state that it is unchanged since the creation of the City of Bristol in 1373.
The administrative county, that is, the area governed by Somerset County Council, excludes the district of Bath and North East Somerset, and the southern half of Bristol (whose boundaries has greatly expanded since 1373).
Much of its northern edge is the shoreline of the Bristol Channel.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/so/somerset.html   (427 words)

  
 INTRODUCTION
On the northern boundary, the river Avon gave Bristol much of its economic importance as, for centuries, the second largest city in Britain.
River or canal navigation was possible only across the marshy areas of the north-west and the Somerset Levels between the Mendips and the Western Hills.
River navigation was helped by the exceptionally high tidal range of the Severn estuary and the tidal bore which helped to carry boats up the rivers Parrett and Tone.
www.somerset.gov.uk /archives/ASH/Rivers.htm   (301 words)

  
 Bristol Business School - Postgraduate Courses
Bristol is a thriving city with a diverse, multi-cultural population.
Situated by the river Avon, Bristol has benefited from an extensive redevelopment of its riverside areas, which has created fashionable waterfront stretches which are home to cafes, bars, restaurants, night clubs, arts and media centres.
Bristol has a comprehensive network of bus routes and an increasing number of cycle routes are now available.
www.uwe.ac.uk /bbs/post/courses/mba/locmba.shtml?printer=1   (384 words)

  
 River Avon (Bristol): Waterscape.com
The wonderful city of Bristol is a fascinating blend of the old and the new.
There is plenty to do and discover both in Bristol and in the beautiful Somerset countryside which sweeps down from the city.
Bristol is a shopaholics heaven, offering everything from trendy boutiques (Clifton Village) to independent labels (West End) to big name stores (Mall Galleries).
www.waterscape.com /River_Avon_%28Bristol%29/introduction/extra.38/wid67;mine350190;maxe364628;minn170071;maxn178750   (495 words)

  
 Bristol Wood Daybed Frame - Allbeds.com
Originally a seaport town in southwest England on the Avon River, Bristol calls to mind an understanding of nature and seafaring ways.
The Bristol Daybed has adopted the durable personality and unmistakable charm of this rugged town.
Starting with clean lines of a worthy ship docked in her waters, the Bristol Daybed is broad across the beam to seat passengers with the utmost comfort.
www.allbeds.com /products/bristol.asp   (158 words)

  
 boats and boating on the River Avon
That boating is possible today on the River Avon is due to the voluntary restoration work by the members of two charitable trusts.
The River Avon is prone to flooding and at these times, boats should moor up and wait for water levels to drop.
Detailed boating books for the River Avon are published by LANT and UANT and these may be purchased from local bookshops or at Tewkesbury and Evesham locks.
www.btinternet.com /~motorboat/avon.htm   (390 words)

  
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A bridge across the Avon nearer it's mouth would have been technologically very difficult, the land there was very prone to flooding and the town would have been very exposed to attack.
Ships would make their way up the Avon until they reached Bristol Bridge and lay beached at low tide on the mud ready to be unloaded.
Although Bristol had offered no resistance to William the Conquerer, he probably thought that a castle might also overawe the locals and secure their allegience.
members.lycos.co.uk /brisray/bristol/bhist2.htm   (1316 words)

  
 Bristol : Introduction | Frommers.com
Bristol, the largest city in the West Country, is just across the Bristol Channel from Wales and is a good place to base yourself for touring western Britain.
Bristol has long been rich in seafaring traditions and has many links with the early colonization of America.
Although Bath is much more famous as a tourist mecca, Bristol does have some attractions, such as a colorful harbor life, that makes it at least a good overnight stop in your exploration of the West Country.
www.frommers.com /destinations/bristol/0450010001.html   (244 words)

  
 Cotch dot net - ag template   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Avon Gorge is a 2.5km long gorge on the River Avon in Bristol, South West England.
On the east of the gorge is the town of Clifton, part of Bristol city, and The Downs, a large public park.
Two railways run through the gorge, on the west the Avonmouth railway runs through part of the gorge, and through a tunnel under the downs, while on the east is the Portishead railway, which was closed by the Beeching Axe in the 1960s, but has now been reopened as far as Portbury dock, 4km downstream.
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 About Bristol - Maritime - Down To The Sea
The original quayside was on the tidal river Avon near Bristol Bridge.
They were suitable for hugging the coast and sailing up rivers for trading with the nearby countries of Wales and Ireland.
In fact in 1172, whilst Henry II was in Dublin receiving the homage of his Irish vassals, he granted by charter to his 'men of Bristow' the city of Dublin 'for them to inhabit'.
www.about-bristol.co.uk /mar-01.asp   (207 words)

  
 Bristol Avon Sailing Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the River Avon, in Saltford, between Bath and Bristol.
The River Avon may not seem the ideal place to sail at first glance - but great sailing can be enjoyed on this water.
The river provides a challenging racing course for both novice and experienced sailors, young and old alike.
www.bristol-avon-sailing.org.uk   (162 words)

  
 UK Travel: London, Britain, Wales, Scotland
Bristol, a harbour town on the River Avon, has a history that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times.
In the 1700s the port of Bristol with a center for the slave trade.
Bristol is world famous for the Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge also designed by Brunel and completed in 1864.
www.britannia.com /travel/city/bris.html   (288 words)

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