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  River Stour, Worcestershire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Stour is a river in Worcestershire, Staffordshire and West Midlands, England.
The river rises in the north of Worcestershire in the Clent Hills, near St Kenelm's Church.
The Stour was once a trout stream, but became severely polluted with chemicals that were released into it by industries along its banks, particularly acid from the holloware industry of Lye.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Stour,_Worcestershire   (510 words)

 River Stour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boats on the East Anglian Stour with the church of Dedham in the background, John Constable, c.
Stour is the name of several rivers in England:
The source rivers are: River East Stour, River Upper Great Stour, River Great Stour, River Little Stour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Stour   (112 words)

 River Severn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Hawbridge (Worcestershire), the Severn is England's largest river in terms of water flow.
The River Stour rises in the north of Worcestershire in the Clent Hills, near St Kenelm's Church at Frankley.
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, and the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal all join the Severn at Stourport, Worcester and Gloucester respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Severn   (1320 words)

 East Stour oddd.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
East Stour is a village on the River Stour between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, England.
The River East Stour is one of the sources of the River Stour in Kent.
The town is on a low limestone ridge in a meander of the river Stour, and is a historic bridging point.
www.oddd.org /en/East+Stour   (5042 words)

 River Styx - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about River Styx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In Greek mythology, the river surrounding Hades, the underworld.
The river was believed to rise in the mountains near Nonacris, in northern Arcadia, and fell 185 m/605 ft down a sheer rockface into a ravine to reach its subterranean course.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /River+Styx   (177 words)

 Genealogy and Worcestershire, England
Worcestershire lies in the south-west Midlands of England, bounded by Herefordshire in the west, Gloucestershire in the south, Warwickshire in the east, Staffordshire in the north and Shropshire in the north-west.
Worcestershire comes within the area covered by the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, which is the local family history society.
Worcestershire Lookup Exchange is a list of volunteers willing to do free lookups, as and when they have time, in resources they happen to have available to them.
homepages.nildram.co.uk /~jimella/worcs.htm   (2788 words)

 River Severn - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, the Droitwich Canals and the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal are joined to the Severn.
A curious phenomenon associated with the lower reaches of the Severn is the tidal phenomenon known as the bore.
(Note that the Gloucester Harbour Trustees, as competent harbour authority for this part of the river, explicitly advise against this pastime.) The Severn Bore is a natural example of a self-reinforcing solitary wave or soliton.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Severn   (523 words)

 The River Path
The River Meander must be a wonderful sight, its Turkish curves so tantalising that it has given the English language a verb and a noun.
The variegation found in a single river valley and the differences among catchments are part of the great workings of nature, time and geology, arid the efforts that we humans have made to control and use water for our own ends.
If you live by one of these, you might tell us how they are different from their West Country namesake, in the way they are pronounced, the landscapes they pass through and the marks they leave, the mills they run, the bridges that span them.
www.england-in-particular.info /rivers/r-index.html   (618 words)

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The Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is one of almost 50 wildlife trusts throughout the United Kingdom.
The Winchester City Mill is a restored water mill situated on the River Itchen in the centre of the ancient English ci...
Cliveden (pronounced CLIVV-d'n) is a mansion in Buckinghamshire, England overlooking the River Thames.
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 Worcestershire Natural Areas
The concept of Worcestershire Natural Areas was being developed as a framework for the interpretation of the county's flora.
Worcestershire's principal geological formation, it occupies a broad swathe across the county from Moseley to the Gloucestershire border.
The lands between the River Stour and the Wyre Forest Coalfield is a distinctive landscape.
www.wbrc.org.uk /WorcRecd/Issue10/natarea.htm   (8852 words)

 History by Waterway from River Stour (Kent)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He was employed to survey the river with a view to making some improvements in the navigation but produced a more radical plan than had been expected.
He suggested that the shallow meandering river between Sandwich and the sea should be replaced by a new cut and a new harbour be built near Sandown Castle at a cost of £45,777.
The Valley of the Stour From Weston Green to Harwich by N G Rogers, Published by Ian Henry Publications Ltd - An illustrated history and topography of this valley.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /jim.shead/History24.html   (2770 words)

 River Severn in Worcestershire: Worcestershire History Encyclopaedia
The River Severn (named "Sabrina" by the Romans) rises on Plynlimon in Wales, and passes through the counties of Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire before it reaches the sea.
It is an irony that the railway that robbed the river of much of its trade, itself became extinct when it ceased to carry passengers and freight in the infamous cuts made by Dr. Beeching in the 1960s of vast stretches of branch lines.
The Worcestershire cricket ground has to be in one of the most picturesque situations in the country, with a background of the Malvern Hills in one direction and the River Severn and Worcester Cathedral in another.
home.freeuk.com /whe/WorcestershirePast/Severn/sevmarina.html   (3250 words)

 River Stour (Kent)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Valley of the Stour From Weston Green to Harwich by N G Rogers, ISBN 0-86025-444-5 :144 pages, Published by Ian Henry Publications Ltd 1992 An illustrated history and topography of this valley which was painted by Constable, Gainsborough and Sir Alfred Mullins.
The River Stour Trust : The Trust, a registered charity, was formed in 1968 to protect the right of navigation on the River Stour (Suffolk).
Was a river navigation with 12 locks and 4 half locks between Stourbridge and Kidderminster.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /jim.shead/River-Stour-Kent.html   (764 words)

 Informat.io on List Of Rivers Of Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Rivers of England and Wales, organised geographically, taken anti-clockwise, from Land's End are included.
For simplicity, they are divided here by the nation in which the mouth of the river can be found, and sea into which it flows.
River Thames (From Oxford up to its source, the Thames is also known as the River Isis)
www.informat.io /?title=list-of-rivers-of-great-britain   (252 words)

 Worcestershire Football Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It would appear that the Worcestershire Association were responsible only for the general administration of the game and were not allowed to discipline players charged with field offences against the Laws as such authority was not given by Birmingham County until 1900.
It was stated in the autumn of 1893, that a gentleman in Worcestershire would be donating a Junior Cup to the Association for the competition commencing in the season 1894/5.
Worcestershire F.A. The report of the Commission that the Association was entitled to send a representative to the Council was seconded and adopted”.
www.worcestershirefa.com /history.htm   (5373 words)

 In search of the Stour!
It has to be said that the river that gave its name to the town does have a bit of an image problem, first of all, the River Stour is only about 25 miles from its source, to where it finally flows into the UK's largest river, the River Severn.
In days gone by levels of pollution were legendary, as the River Stour was a major waste disposal unit for factories in a time when no-one considered the environmental impact.
The source of the River Stour is a small spring close to St Kennelms Church on the Clent Hills, winding its way across open countryside to Halesowen, then through the edge of the famous Black Country, on to Stourbridge, then out through beautiful countryside via Kinver, Cookley, Wolverley and Kidderminster.
www.stourbridge.com /htm/stour.htm   (379 words)

 Stour is the name of several rivers in England England...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Stour is the name of several rivers in England England...
River Stour, East Anglia River Stour, East Anglia
Rivers of the United Kingdom Rivers of the United Kingdom msg:disambig
www.biodatabase.de /Stour   (117 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Worcestershire, UK
The county is predominantly rural to the south, becoming increasingly urban to the north as it heads towards Birmingham, with the city of Worcester roughly at its centre (a bit to the west of that, to be strictly accurate).
Most of the county's population is to be found in the north of Worcestershire, which is largely urban and traditionally industrial.
Elgar is probably Worcestershire's most famous son, though it's also worth mentioning the 17th-Century poet Samuel Butler, born in the village of Strensham and author of the incredibly popular Hudibras.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/getwriting/A7641542   (2388 words)

 Attractions in Worcestershire
Worcestershire is the home to many exports such as the world famous Worcestershire Sauce, the throaty Morgan sports car and the Queen's finest tipple, Malvern Water.
The Wychavon District in the south of the county is home to the Blossom Trail and the Vale Trail both journeys encapsulating the beauty of the fertile soils in the region.
 The county benefited from the vast canal and river network, which were the motorways of their day, used to import raw materials and export manufactured goods.
worcestershire.whub.org.uk /home/.../wcc-tourism-attractions.htm   (403 words)

 Cruising the River Severn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is a beautiful and fascinating cruise from Worcester on the River Severn, through a Worcestershire Wonderland - maybe a steam train ride - and a fascinating trip through the Black Country to the modern heart of Birmingham city.
The river is fairly wide around here, in the main; with waterside pubs and yacht stations here and there.
After the River, the canal will look very narrow and intimate as we climb two or three scattered locks up this increasingly attractive valley of the River Stour.
www.goodboats.co.uk /River.htm   (1451 words)

 Planet Ark : River water quality improving - Enviroment Agency
The river is one of many in England and Wales whose biological and chemical quality ratings have improved to good or fair from poor after 15 billion pounds of investment between 1995 and 2000.
The agency said 94 percent of rivers were of good or fair quality in 2000, against just under 85 percent in 1990.
In the Northwest, 16 percent of rivers are still classified as poor or biologically dead, though this is an improvement from 37 percent a decade ago.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/13127/story.htm   (501 words)

 Shipston on Stour
Shipston-on-Stour is a market-town situated on the river Stour, in an outlying portion of the county, in Warwickshire, about 27 miles east-south-east from Worcester, direct distance.
It was formerly a very large sheep-market, and Sheepston has become Shipston.
Old Towns is a resource of 19th century English historical data, extracted and digitized from articles written between 1833 and 1848 which were originally published in 'The Penny Magazine' by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
www.oldtowns.co.uk /Worcestershire/shipstononstour.htm   (147 words)

 River Cliff Woodlands in Worcestershire
That is the areas upstream of Stourport on the River Severn and upstream of Osebury Rock on the River Teme and these are not discussed in detail.
The rare phenomenon of tufa springs derived from the Mercian Mudstones is exhibited at Rockhill and Cotheridge on the River Teme.
However reference must be made to the series of woodlands on the bluffs above the flood plain between the confluences with the rivers Stour and Salwarpe on the left (east) bank of the Severn.
www.wbrc.org.uk /WorcRecd/Issue12/rivrclif.htm   (869 words)

 Webb & Corbett
Dudley is a large metropolitan borough council (38 square miles) located on the western part of the West Midlands conurbation of England, approximately 9 miles west of Birmingham and 6 miles south of Wolverhampton.
To the west lies the urban fringe of South Staffordshire and the rural parts of Worcestershire.
Stourbridge: The Market Town of Stourbridge, situated within the parish of Oldswinford, as the name implies, it is located at the river crossing over the River Stour.
www.jdl.co.nz /webbandcorbett.html   (2280 words)

 Noake's Worcestershire Page 319   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR was so called as being a town on the river Stour famous for its sheep market.
The whole forms an isolated part of Worcestershire, surrounded by the counties of Warwick and Gloucester.
Its church is a fine old structure, large and stately, with Norman and later work of various styles, the old rood-screen, and some memorial relics; and the village consists of small irregular stone houses, an agreeable variation from brick and cross-timber of the rest of Worcestershire.
www.users.totalise.co.uk /~fortroyal/NoakeGuide/319.html   (260 words)

 Buffalo River - Information
The Buffalo River is a that empties of New York the Buffalo River only in as Buffalo Creek as where Creek receives.
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 TrueAuthority.com - Dinosaurs - Dinosaurs In History
On the afternoon of Friday, September 26, 1449, two giant reptiles were seen fighting on the banks of the River Stour (near the village of Little Cornard) which marked the English county borders of Suffolk and Essex.
Hearing that the doctor was interested in the stone, local natives began to bring him more, which they collected from a river bank.
The city was Babylon, which once stood on the banks of the Euphrates River in the Near East, in what is now the nation of Iraq.
www.trueauthority.com /dinosaurs/dinosaurhistory.htm   (3757 words)

 Kidderminster Worcestershire through time | Local history overview for the place
bor., market town, and par., Worcestershire, on river Stour, 15 miles N. of Worcester, 18 miles SW.
There are also in the town worsted spinning mills, silk damask works, dye-works, lead works, andc.
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal passes the town.
www.visionofbritain.org.uk /place/place_page.jsp?p_id=752   (324 words)

 Plastic ducks move in on River Stour ahead of carnival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Plastic ducks move in on River Stour ahead of carnival
But people seeking fun before then, can take advantage of two big events lined up by the Kidderminster Carnival Committee.
On Saturday, June 5, the annual fund-raising duck race will take place on the River Stour in Kidderminster, starting at Tesco's bridge, from 4pm.
archive.thisisworcestershire.co.uk /2004/6/2/101149.html   (352 words)

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