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  Wiltshire - LoveToKnow 1911
Wiltshire is mainly in the diocese of Salisbury, but a considerable part is in that of Bristol, and small parts in those of Gloucester, Oxford and Winchester.
In the Civil War of the 17th century Wiltshire actively supported the parliamentary cause, displaying a spirit of violent anti-Catholicism, and the efforts of the marquess of Hertford and of Lord Seymour to raise a party for the king met with vigorous resistance from the inhabitants.
Wiltshire at this time was already reckoned among the chief of the clothing counties, the principal centres of the industry being Bradford, Malmesbury, Trowbridge, Devizes and Chippenham.
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Floods warnings: region by region
Norfolk, Suffolk: The River Waveney from Diss to Bungay
Gloucestershire: River Severn from Tewkesbury to upstream of Gloucester
Warwickshire: River Avon from Stratford to upstream of Evesham
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bourne, Lincolnshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The fenland area east of Bourne is reputedly the birth area of Hereward the Wake, although the ancient sources are not precise enough to pin his birthplace to a particular town or hamlet.
Bourne is reputed to have been the birthplace of Hereward the Wake (flourished 1070) who lead the Saxon uprising against the invaders after the Norman Conquest of 1066 although little factual information about his life survives.
Bourne is renowned in motorsport circles as the town in which two famous racing car marques, English Racing Automobiles and British Racing Motors, were founded, both by Raymond Mays, international racing driver and designer, ERA in 1934 and BRM in 1949 when the first car was unveiled at Folkingham Airfield.
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 Bourne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bourne is a word from the Anglo-Saxon language of the southern half of England.
The River Bourne, Wiltshire, a tributary of the River Avon in Wiltshire, UK The River Bourne, Berkshire, a tributary of the River Pang in Berkshire, UK The River Bourne (tributary of the River Welland), a tributary of the River Welland in England
Bourne United Charities is a body registered with the Charity Commission to supervise several legacies to the benefit of residents of Bourne, Lincolnshire
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 Bob Bourne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
the River Bouren, a tributary of the River Avon in the English county of Wiltshire
the River Bourbe, a tributary of the River Pang in the English county of Berkshire
the River Bournr, a tributary of the River Welland in England
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 gift River_Bourne _Wiltshire - gift-report.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wiltshire is a mostly rural landscape and about two thirds of the county lies on chalk, giving it a high chalk downland landscape.
In the north west of the county, on the border with Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset, the underlying rock is the resistant oolite limestone of the Cotswolds.
Wiltshire’s employment structure is distinctive in having a significantly higher number of people in various forms of manufacturing: especially electrical equipment and apparatus, food products, and beverages, furniture, rubber, and plastic goods than the national average.
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 The English Administrative County of Wiltshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The County of Wiltshire is located in The South Western Counties of England, it covers an administrative area of 3,255Km² and in 2001 was home to a population of 432,973 persons, that represents 0.88% of that of England and 0.74% of the population of the entire United Kingdom.
In Wiltshire, save for the few upland villages such as Imber in the south and Aldbourne in the north, the position and shape of villages are determined by the conformation of the chalk and the need for water.
Wiltshire possesses a good example of a modern regional factory in the Devizes flax factory, where real skill is fostered in the revival of a once-dead industry, now again in living relationship with its region.
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 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Wiltshire detached in Berkshire at Wokingham, Twyford and Swallowfield is administered by Wokingham Unitary Council.
Wiltshire is a land-locked county in central southern England, influenced by both Somerset to the west and Dorset to the south.
The plain is fringed by attractive river valleys, such as those of the Avon, the Bourne and the Wylye.
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 Wiltshire County Council - Wiltshire Community History Get Community Information
The river Bourne is in the centre of the parish, flowing southwards, although its upper parts have been mostly dry for the last century.
There seems to have been a settlement in the valley of the river Bourne, between Clarendon Hill and Furze Hill for the last 3,000 years and, earlier than that, the area was farmed in Neolithic times.
The Victoria History of Wiltshire is a partnership between local authorities and the Institute of Historical Research at London University.
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 Environment South West 2001
The Bristol Living Rivers Project is a strategic urban water partnership promotes and facilitates a framework within which rivers may be more sustainably managed, developed and used to maximise their environmental, social and economic benefits for the people of Bristol.
Primarily dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand and amonia - which are indicators of pollution that apply to all rivers, first because of the widespread risk of pollution from sewage or farms, and second because of the toxicity of ammonia and the requirement for dissolved oxygen for aquatic life, including fish.
The draft results indicate that many rivers in England and Wales may be at risk of failing to meet the potentially tighter requirements of the WFD by the deadline of 2015.
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 River Bourne, Wiltshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The River Bourne is a river in the English county of Wiltshire, and a tributary of the River Avon.
The Bourne's source is near the village of Burbage and it flows through the villages of Collingbourne Kingston, Collingbourne Ducis, Tidworth, Porton, Winterbourne Gunner, Winterbourne Dauntsey, Winterbourne Earls and Laverstock before joining the Avon near Salisbury.
Due to its nature it may also be referred to as a chalk stream.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Bourne,_Wiltshire   (122 words)

  
 WILTSHIRE [WILTS] - Online Information article about WILTSHIRE [WILTS]
conquest of the district now known as Wiltshire began in 552 with the victory of Cynric at Old Sarum, by which the way was opened to Salisbury Plain.
The archdeaconrics of Wiltshire and Salisbury are mentioned in 1180; in 1291 the former included the deaneries of Avebury, Malmesbury, Marlborough and Cricklade within this county, and the latter the deaneries of Amesbury, Potterne, Wilton, Chalke and Wylye.
Wiltshire at this time was already reckoned among the chief of the clothing counties, theprincipal centres of the See also:
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 BBC - Wiltshire - Films - 'A Place to Stay' in Wiltshire
This is a romantic drama set among the crop circles of the Wiltshire countryside.
As Wiltshire is renowned for being the world centre for crop circle formations, Marcus knew there could be no other setting for the story.
As well as the Ridgeway, a great many well-known locations in Wiltshire were used including the market town of Marlborough and the hamlet of Alton Barnes.
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 Military History Online - King Arthur
The second, and the third, and the fourth, and the fifth upon another river, which is called Dubglass, and is in the Kingdom of Linnus.
It is sensible, however, to seek a river whose modern name is a translation of the old British one.
The sixth battle, on the river Bassas, is unknown.
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Bourne Valley Nursery School was opened in April 2001 and is owned and managed jointly by Susan Braidley and Gaenor Nokes.
At Bourne Valley Nursery all adults are consistent with the handling of children’s behaviour in a way that promotes their welfare and development respecting individual children’s level of understanding and maturity.
NB any incident of this nature is recorded in the ‘physical interventions’ book (kept in the upstairs office and is confidential) and the parent informed of the incident on that day.
www.bourne-valley-nursery.co.uk /brochure.htm   (6065 words)

  
 swengland
The Warren is a wide meander in the river to the west of Hay-On-Wye.
The bottom of the river is a bit on the silty side, its a bit on the shallow side and the proximity of the footpath means you are never short of a wisecrack or two.
Access to the river is a bit difficult in the summer (judging by the tree trunks attached to the upper reaches of the bridge this isn't a problem in the winter!!).
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 River Avon - Special Area of Conservation - SAC
The Avon in southern England is a large, lowland river system that includes sections running through chalk and clay, with transitions between the two.
The Avon is a high-quality river that represents the southern part of the range of brook lamprey Lampetra planeri.
The main river, and in particular its tributaries, provides clean beds of gravel for spawning and extensive areas of fine silt for juveniles to burrow into.
www.jncc.gov.uk /protectedsites/sacselection/sac.asp?EUCode=UK0013016   (574 words)

  
 Shipton Bellinger: The River Bourne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since the 1950's, when extensive work was done, the river itself is normally a winter bourne, meaning that it only flows during the winter months, normally November through to April.
In reality the river is normally full only for a few weeks in the early months of the year.
This is, of course, highly dependant upon rain fall: the river lasted into May in 1999 and, in 2000, was very full in May and lasted well into June, offering a great deal of pleasure to many of the children in the High Street.
www.hants.gov.uk /shiptonbellinger/RiverBourne.htm   (502 words)

  
 Where to find us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aldbourne is a downland village in the north-east of Wiltshire.
It rises to the north-west of the Parish and flows in a south-easterly direction towards Ramsbury, where it joins the river Kennet at Knighton.
Aldbourne, 'stream of Aelds's people', is thought to have been namedd after Aelda, a Saxon who made a settlement here in the 9th century.
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 Wiltshire County Council - Wiltshire Community History Get Wiltshire History Question Information
Although the word Winter is used in both names one refers to the flow of a river and the other is a personal name.
Winterbourne is from the river Bourne, once called the Winterbourne as it only flowed in the winter months when the water table was higher.
The Place-names of Wiltshire, by J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton.
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 Bournemouth: Concert
Bourne Stream which runs through the Gardens today would have crossed the beach to meet the sea where Pier Approach is now.
Being very delicate, he was 'unable to stand the piercing cold of the Wiltshire Downs' where he lived and was sent from his school in Marlborough to join his equally delicate mother and favourite sister at Westover Villas.
The River Fleet was buried in a pipe under the new Fleet and Union Streets and where there had been meadows there were now shops, workshops and houses.
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 Aldbourne Community Website - Flooding - is it an issue ?
There is a picture in a book of "Wiltshire of 100 years ago" in which part of Lottage Road looks like a river, with boys on stilts by the side of it, so it's by no means a modern problem.
But most years it is quickly over as the bourne takes away the bulk of the water.
The worst year I can remember was 1979 when the springs came up late and the bourne didn't run until March - that year some houses WERE affected as soakaways and gullies had been neglected and allowed to silt up as it hadn't happened for so long.
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 swuklink: East Dorset & West Hampshire During the Last Ice Age     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The river Avon flowed to the north of Hengistbury Head (which was then several kilometres inland), while the river Stour flowed to the south of the Head's bulk.
In time, with the river cutting into the ancient chalk ridge from the north and the sea eroding it from the south, it was breached and the river flowed out to sea somewhere between The Needles in the east and Old Harry in the west.
The extent of glaciation during the last ice age was not as extensive as that of previous ice ages when the ice sheet reached the Thames valley and the Severn estuary.
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 The Old School House bed and breakfast guest house in wiltshire, Home
The Old School House bed and breakfast guest house is in the small village of Collingbourne Kingston which nestles in the beautiful valley of the River Bourne, and is surrounded by the "big skies" and rolling chalk downland for which Wiltshire is famous.
The River Bourne is a "winterbourne" flowing from autumn through to spring and flows south to become a tributary of the River Avon at Salisbury.
The valley of the River Bourne lies just south of the beautiful Vale of Pewsey, which divides the extensive upland areas of the Marlborough Downs to the north, and Salisbury Plain to the south.
www.wiltshirebedandbreakfast.co.uk   (660 words)

  
 Avon (river East) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Avon (river, East), also known as the East Avon, river, southern England, 77 km (48 mi) long.
Salisbury (England), city, administrative center of Salisbury District, Wiltshire, southern England, at the confluence of the East Avon, Bourne, and...
Bath (city, England), city and administrative center of the unitary authority of Bath and North-East Somerset, southern England, on the...
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 River Bourne, Wiltshire - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
River Bourne, Wiltshire - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about River Bourne, Wiltshire contains research on
River Bourne, Wiltshire, See also and Rivers in Wiltshire.
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 www.wetroads.co.uk
'Two villages further down the River Bourne are called Winterbourne, so it should have been no surprise to find it dry here, in the middle of an exceptionally hot and rainless August.
It runs along a short section of the River Stour, which flows parallel with the road before turning left at the southern exit and going under a small bridge, which allows vehicles to avoid using the ford.
Depth approximately 3 feet on this occasion according to the depth gauge and confirmed by driving in from the SE to gauge the surface and depth.
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 Geological Society - Group Details - The Chalk
A detailed understanding of the physics of river groundwater interaction processes, and the spatial and temporal variation in these processes, is a primary science gap in the understanding of the hydrology of permeable catchments.
The River Bourne is a winterbourne draining the Chalk outcrop to the North-east of Salisbury, located between the Rivers Avon and Test.
The Bourne groundwater catchment was found to be significantly smaller than its surface water catchment, with flow diverging in the upper catchment, to the east to the R. Test and to the West to the R. Avon.
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 Fishing Breaks - River Frome
River Allen is a lovely pure chalk stream that runs through the finest countryside in Dorset.
With a total length of thirteen miles, the Allen is a tributary to the Stour, the two rivers coming together just outside Wimborne Minster and entering the sea at Christchurch, as does the Avon.
The River Allen is one of Dorset’s chalk stream gems, a true wild trout paradise in the most genteel and quaint English village you might ever wish to visit.
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