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  SWANSEA - LoveToKnow Article on SWANSEA
The east side of the river (known as St Thomass and Port Tennant) is approached from the west by a road carried over the North Dock Lock and the river by two girder drawbridges, each of which has a double line of roadway (on which tramways are laid), two footpaths and a line of railway.
In 1851 the river was diverted eastward into a new channel (called the New Cut) and its old channel was locked and floated, thereby forming the North Dock with an area of 113/4 acres and a half-tide basin 500 yards long covering 21/2 acres.
The trustees are conservators of the river Taw and parts of Swansea Bay, and the pilotage and lighthouse authority of the district.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SW/SWANSEA.htm   (4194 words)

  
 River Taw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
River Taw rises at Taw Head, a spring on the central northern flanks of Dartmoor.
Seawards of Barnstaple, the river's journey is blocked by the large dune complex of Braunton Burrows, hence its late diversion south-westward and shared entry with the Torridge across Zulu Bar sandbanks and out into Barnstaple (or Bideford) Bay.
The flooding of the Taw in August 1983 and the destruction of the sand dune causeway to Crow Island at the southern tip of Braunton Burrows was the inspiration for Ted Hughes' poem to commemorate the birth of Prince William, son of Prince Charles.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Taw   (383 words)

  
 River Taw -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
River Taw rises at Taw Head, a spring on the central northern flanks of (Click link for more info and facts about Dartmoor) Dartmoor.
Slowly picking up headwaters from rivers such as the Mole that rise on Devon's other upland area, (Stocky breed of pony with a fawn-colored nose) Exmoor, the river increases in size and becomes a recreational trout river before becoming tidal at Newbridge, approximately 12 miles from the sea.
The Taw only passes through one urban centre of any size, (Click link for more info and facts about Barnstaple) Barnstaple.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/river_taw.htm   (349 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: River Taw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
River Taw rises at Taw Head, a spring on the central northern flanks of
Dartmoor is a National Park in the centre of the English county of Devon.
Exmoor, the river increases in size and becomes a recreational trout river before becoming tidal at Newbridge, approximately 12 miles from the sea.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/River-Taw   (423 words)

  
 Taw Win Travel - River Cruises
By the 1920s the 'fabulous flotilla' as it became known, was the largest privately owned fleet of ships in the world.
Conserving many original features, it was restored to recreate the atmosphere and character of the first class deck of a colonial river steamer.
The steel hulled vessel is 148 ft. long with a beam of 28 ft. and a draft of 5 ft. Purpose built for plying the waters in the Delta region of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River of Myanmar.
www.tawwintravel.com /tours10.htm   (351 words)

  
 NEMETOSTATIO
There are a great number of curiously-dubbed villages in the valley of the River Taw and its tributaries, which incorporate variations of the word nemeton in their names.
The fort is located to the south of the railway line on the east bank of the River Taw.
A rectangular earthwork south of the railway (SX 660998), approached by the Roman road from Exeter, was identified in 1955 as an auxiliary fort with annexe.
www.roman-britain.org /places/nemetostatio.htm   (1425 words)

  
 Sticklepath History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It also lies at the point where he river Taw crosses the ridgeway and also where it was crossed by the old 'Mariner's Way', the route sailors took from Dartford to catch their next boat at Bideford.
In 1565 there were 10 water mills established in the village on the stream that ran, parallel to the road, into the Taw and by 1600, a large farm complex, Hole's Tenement, was established on the site between the present day Willey Lane and the Devonshire Inn car park.
In 1678 John Ballamy bought the mills by the burial ground (Ballamy's Tenement) and in 1713 Benjamin Ballamy was the first Quaker buried in the cemetery.
www.cyber-nan.com /bv/page63.html   (975 words)

  
 Barnstaple - Webcam, Heritage Trail, Tarka Trail, Barnstaple Fair
Barnstaple, the town on the Taw, is positioned on the first safe fording of the tidal river, six miles from the sea.
Barnstaple was built on the northern shore of the Taw, as the southern side was apt to flood on the spring tide.
The motte and bailey castle was erected over a Saxon graveyard on the western side of the town, thereby commanding the Saxon town to the east, the river crossings of the Taw to the south, the Yeo to the north.
elmscott.freeservers.com /barn.html   (989 words)

  
 eyestorm - Susan Derges - River Taw 1997, 1997
For her 'River Taw' series, Susan Derges abandoned traditional camera-based photographic techniques.
At night she would place photographic paper directly into the river, then expose it with a quick burst of light from a flashbulb.
Whatever was captured by the river's currents - leaves, twigs, ice - combined with shadows from above and the ripples of the water surface to create the final picture.
www.eyestorm.com /works/Susan_Derges_9666.aspx?ret=/artists/places.aspx   (124 words)

  
 Hotels in Barnstaple Devon accommodation - Barnstaple hotels accommodation in Devon UK
Situated in the picturesque village of Stoke Rivers is Stoke House.
The Park Hotel overlooks Rock Park and the River Taw and is within an easy walk of the town centre.
With the old style charm of a traditional town house hotel, The Imperial is situated opposite the River Taw in the town centre.
www.kayukay.co.uk /barnstaplehotels.html   (751 words)

  
 Ouachita River Crossings
The Ouachita (wash-uh-taw) River begins near the western border of Arkansas in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains just a few miles above this highway bridge built in 1929 on old U.S. Highway 71 at Acorn, Arkansas, a few miles north of Mena.
I was impressed with the beautiful view of rapids in the river just upstream of the IS 30 bridge and took a photograph of it.
It occurred to me that a series of photographs of the river at various crossings would provide an interesting picture of the progress of the river as it crosses the state.
jamesmskipper.tripod.com /OUACHITA/ouachita.html   (613 words)

  
 BARNSTAPLE - LoveToKnow Article on BARNSTAPLE
It is served by the London and South-Western, the Great Western, and the Lynton and Barnstaple railways.
The Taw is here crossed by a stone bridge of sixteen arches, said to have been built in the 12th or 13th century.
The town manufactures lace, gloves, sail-cloth and fishing-nets, and has extensive potteries, tanneries, sawmills and foundries, while shipbuilding is also carried on.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BA/BARNSTAPLE.htm   (568 words)

  
 Leisure
The River Taw rises on Dartmoor and flows along the Taw valley, through Eggesford to the estuary at Barnstaple.
The Taw is a top river for Spring run salmon and from May, several runs of sea trout.
The rivers are walked by the mink hounds of the Cheriton Hunt and other members of the Devon and Cornwall Mink hunt.
www.chulmleigh.org /leisure/leisure.htm   (739 words)

  
 Articles - Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a list of the main towns and cities in Devon, for a complete list of settlements see list of places in Devon.
River Tamar (the border between Devon and Cornwall)
The cream tea, involving scones, jam and clotted cream, is a local speciality and may well have originated in Devon (neighbouring counties also claim it); in other countries such as New Zealand it is known as a Devonshire tea.
www.bowling-balls.net /articles/Devon   (1024 words)

  
 The River Torridge rises in the north west corner of Devon Torridge Guide
It is mostly a grade 2 river with few hazards other than some of the weirs, but at high water the speed of flow can provide exciting and demanding conditions.
The river is important for game fishing so the importance of adhering to the Access Agreement cannot be over stated.
Beyond this point the river has the characteristics of an open sea, with strong tidal currents and a long swim to the next land, Lundy Island.
www.dartaccess.co.uk /TorrGuide.htm   (785 words)

  
 db-art.info
It was the river Taw that gave Derges the idea that transformed her work.
The river being a conscious thing containing memories — all the things it carries with it such as rocks, pebbles, shale.
After being exposed to the flashlight she had "prints of the flow of the river." She had discovered a way to directly involve herself with her subject matter.
www.deutsche-bank-kunst.com /art/04/e/thema-london-derges.php   (1675 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Rivers of the United Kingdom Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The list of Rivers of the United Kingdom is a link page for the rivers of the United Kingdom River Pool River Quaggy River Mole River Wey River Kennet River Churn River Cole River Windrush River Cherw...
The list of Rivers of the United Kingdom is a link page for the rivers of the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, organised geographically, taken anti-clockwise, from Land's End.
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.
www.ipedia.com /rivers_of_the_united_kingdom.html   (226 words)

  
 Barnstaple, Devon - Atlantic Highway
The first settlement was located on the east bank of the River Taw at the point where the estuary narrowed to a fordable width.
Barnstaple, situated some seven miles from the mouth of the River Taw, is one of the oldest boroughs in Britain having received its first charter from King Athelstan, the grandson of Alfred the Great.
The first bridge was built across the Taw in 1437, with sixteen arches and a length of 213 metres, it has been renewed and widened many times since then.
www.atlantic-highway.co.uk /Towns/Barnstaple   (1707 words)

  
 River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A quiet relaxing scene on a shallow bend of the River Taw.
The River Taw runs north of Coldridge on its way to join the Yeo.
It is a pleasant gentle flowing river which in hours can turn into a vast turret of water as the rainwater runs from the surrounding hills....
www.punchline.freeserve.co.uk /cold/river.htm   (122 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Guided fly fishing and instruction on the Dartmoor rivers Taw, Teign and Dart or East Devon's river Otter, the nearest thing that Devon has to a chalk stream.Fish for wild Brown Trout or Sea Trout amongst some of Devon's most stunning scenery.
The Sea Trout run on the river Otter is improving year on year, and fishing for them at night, there or on Dartmoor, can be a magical experience.
I have reached the National rivers final five times in the last six years, in 2004 I fished for England on the river Tummel in Scotland, finishing England's top rod and in sixth place overall.
www.devonandmoor-flyfishing.com   (305 words)

  
 jollyinteresting
The headwind became really intense along the exposed banks of the river where a glance at the cycle computer showed that we were hard pressed to maintain a speed of 1.5 mph in the lowest gear.
From Instow, the trail follows the course of the river to Bideford and passes under the impressive road bridge built to carry the busy A39.
On the outskirts of Bideford, the trail runs close to the river bank giving open views to old lime kilns on the opposite side of the river and distant views of the estuary as it slowly curves toward the town.
www.jollyinteresting.co.uk /ramblings/tarka.html   (1132 words)

  
 Devon Longhouse near Dartmoor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Beautifully restored and furnished throughout with high quality antiques and carefully chosen fabrics, this thatched longhouse dates from the 16th century and offers accommodation of a truly exceptional standard and we would ask visitors therefore to take special care.
It is situated on a 186 acre beef and game farm with the upper reaches of the River Taw running through it and with wonderful countryside to explore on the doorstep.
Trout fishing is available (licence needed) on a mile of the River Taw, which runs through the farm, and on a private lake, with a further mile of salmon, brown trout and sea trout fishing by arrangement at Umberleigh in North Devon.
www.hideaways.co.uk /property.cfm/H530   (486 words)

  
 River Taw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
You are now at the river but carrying up further is recommended; choose your start point.
The river is usually almost dry; you need to see it filling the banks at least.
The Taw is a small river with frequent small falls and technical rapids.
www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk /taw.htm   (273 words)

  
 (GCBC1D) Ivy Tor (Devon) by GPS44M   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was somewhat overcast today but this was more then made up for by the great views of the river Taw on the way to the cache.
I sat on the river bank feet in the water enjoying the area while Mike hunted for the cache.
A nice cold dry morning for this one, with the river in full flow from the recent rain it made for a pleasent walk through the valley.
www.geocaching.com /seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=48157&log=y   (3761 words)

  
 Beaulieu River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The river Burry and its continuation the Loughor, together with the Lliedi, were deepened and made navigable under an Act of 1815.
Was a 1 mile cut in Somerset from the River Brue to the North Drain.
Was a 17 mile 5 furlong, 4 lock, river navigation from Firepool Lock, four miles upstream from Taunton, to Burrow Bridge where it joined the River Parrett.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /jim.shead/Beaulieu-River.html   (1197 words)

  
 Taw Valley Creamery - Award Winning Cheese
Taw Valley Creamery has had another outstanding result this year collecting 95 awards over 10 shows including 11 trophies
Household names including Churnton and Taw Valley Tasty cheddar sit alongside an array of speciality cheeses at Taw Valley Creamery, and all are made to the same high standards.
The river Taw runs through some of the most beautiful locations in Devon, from the dramatic tors of Dartmoor to the rich farmland of the Taw Valley itself.
www.tawvalleycheese.co.uk   (158 words)

  
 Holiday cottage in Devon England
Taw Mill Cottages are located in the heart of picturesque Devonshire, and promises a truly unique English holiday.
The charming oak beamed cottages have beautiful gardens set in 28 acres of meadows and countryside bordering the river Taw.
The Tarka trail is within 10 minutes and follows the rivers Taw and Torridge giving spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
www.holiday-rentals.com /England/holiday-cottage-Devon/p2444.htm   (837 words)

  
 Barnstaple, Devon, a tourist and holiday travel guide from TourUK
The river is still spanned by a 13th Century bridge, looking over Queen Annes Walk on the river side of the Strand by the bus station.
Charm of a traditional town house hotel, The Imperial is opposite the River Taw in the town centre.
The house is charmingly situated in North Devon amongst the Devonshire Dales, within a couple of minutes walking distance of the River Taw, which runs through the...
www.touruk.co.uk /devon/dev_barn.htm   (1167 words)

  
 Resurgence issue 223 - RIVERS & STARS Susan Derges, interview by Satish Kumar
I had been looking at rivers a lot as I moved to Dartmoor and I wondered if I could take photographic paper out at night and immerse it in the river, to see if it would be possible to make direct prints.
I did a walk with a river ecologist during that time and she named a lot of the forms that I had been exposing.
These forms are extremely interesting in the life of a river: for example, they are a self-dredging mechanism, carrying rocks and boulders downstream creating further turbulence and keeping the water healthy.
www.resurgence.org /resurgence/issues/derges223.htm   (1513 words)

  
 country pursuits, fishing, shooting
The Fox and Hounds hotel is situated alongside the picturesque River Taw, offering peace and tranquillity, with access to 4 miles of brown trout, sea trout and salmon fishing.
The river was low at times, but mainly good and quite fishable.
If you are already experienced but would like the ghillie to spend some time on the river with you he will provide River guidance, providing information on the river and guilding to the best fishing locations.
foxandhoundshotel.co.uk /activities.html   (1061 words)

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