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  River Wey at AllExperts
The River Wey in Surrey is one of the Waterways in the United Kingdom and a tributary of the River Thames.
The river is navigable for around 32 km from Godalming to the Thames at Weybridge to the south-west of London.
The Basingstoke Canal and Wey and Arun Junction Canal were later dug to connect with the Wey navigation.
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 Upwey, Dorset Information
The village is situated on the A354 road in the Wey valley and has been absorbed into the Weymouth built-up area and is four miles north of the town centre in the outer suburbs.
During the Census 2001 the combined population of Upwey and neighbouring Broadwey was 4,349.
The River Wey rises at the foot of the chalk ridge of the South Dorset Downs, which rise above Upwey to the north, and flows through the village.
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Dorset Premier League - The Dorset Premier Football League is a football league formed in 1957 under the name Dorset Football Combination League when a number of senior clubs within the county became disillusioned at being dictated to by junior and minor clubs.
Dorset College is a woman's vocation, but she is conflicted between her desire to marry a wealthy man and her uncontrived and satisfying plots, often involving love and courtship..
Dorset is a college in Vancouver, Canada Lords of Dorset Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset Dorset is also a municipality in Tasmania, Australia.
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 River Wey & Navigations : Background information about the Wey Valley
The maintenance responsibility for the Wey Navigation and Godalming Navigation is considerable and was one of the reasons why Harry Stevens, of the Wey’s influential barge building and river transportation family, donated the Wey Navigation to the care of the National Trust in 1964.
Boats using the Wey Navigations are restricted in size by the dredged depth of water, dimensions of locks and bridge clearance providing for a maximum length of 73 ft 6 in (22.4 m), a beam of 13ft 10 in (4.2 m), a height of 7 ft (2.13 m) and draught of 3 ft (0.91 m).
The stretch of the river that historically has had the biggest incidence of erratic water flow is that on the upper reaches of the North Branch between Alton and Farnham.
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 Dorset Scenery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
River Wey, Dorset - The River Wey is a short river in Dorset, south west England.
The river springs from the South Dorset Downs, a ridge of chalk hills that separate Weymouth from Dorchester.
Cape Dorset, Nunavut - Cape Dorset (Inuktitut: Kinngait; Syllabics: ᑭᙵᐃᑦ) is located on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada, and is served by Cape Dorset Airport.
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 William Bucklin, Part 2, American History, Rhode Island, Genealogy
It was at the mouth of the Wey river." And according to George
For several centuries thereafter, until the river filled and the river mouth and harbor moved southward, Radipole was at the mouth of the river Wey, and could have been known as Wey
Roman galleys sailed up the River Wey as far as Radipole where they could be beached and cargo unloaded for transport to the Roman Town of Durnovaria (Dorchester).
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 River Wey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
:''This article is about the River in Surrey, for the River in Dorset see River Wey, Dorset.'' The River Wey in Surrey is one of the Waterways in the United Kingdom and a tributary of the River Thames.
The Godalming Navigation near [[Godalming]] The improvements in the navigation of the River were undertaken by Sir Richard Weston, begiining in 1635.
It was then donated to the National Trust in 1964 and they have a visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf, a former boatyard in Guildford.
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 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Weymouth is a town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast.
Dorset South was the second most marginal seat in the 2001 elections, being only won by 153 votes.
The harbour is long and narrow, and formed the estuary of the River Wey, until the building of a bridge which separated the harbour's backwaters from Radipole Lake.
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 Marine Technologies - Dorset For You
There is evidence to show that Roman Galleys sailed up the River Wey as far as Radipole, where cargo was then unloaded for transportation to Dorchester.
Dorset's coastline and marine environment makes this a favoured location for the marine leisure activities and related businesses, such as fishing, diving and sailing.
Dorset's coastal waters are well known for sailing, with international competitions held in Portland harbour, where the new Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy is under development at Osprey Quay.
www.dorsetforyou.com /index.jsp?articleid=3141&articleaction=1018   (483 words)

 Weymouth,Dorset,England - Upwey Village, History & Heritage
Nestling quietly in the valley of the Dorset Ridgeway is Upwey, sometimes spelt Upway.
It is most well known for its romantic setting of the Wishing Well at the spring of the River Wey.
The river at Upwey is very picturesque, in places a shallow brook gently meandering through the valley.
www.weymouth-dorset.co.uk /upwey.html   (759 words)

 River Wey
The river is navigable for around 20 miles from Godalming to the Thames at Weybridge to the south-west of London.
It was made navigable in 1653 to allow barges to transport goods to London.
The river became to property of the National Trust in 1964 and they have a visitor center at Dapdune Wharf, a former boatyard in Guildford.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/r/ri/river_wey.html   (163 words)

 River of Renown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The river is often used as a route to one of the connecting waterways, the main ones being the Regents Canal, the Grand Union, the River Wey, The Kennet and Avon Canal and the Oxford Canal.
Wallingford is on a 6 1/2 mile stretch of river between Benson and Cleeve locks, the longest reach between locks on the whole river but Goring Lock follows Cleeve in just over half a mile, this being the shortest reach.
There are moorings on both sides of the river before the bridge, the municipal moorings close to the town having a £4 charge for 24 hours.
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 Rivers of the United Kingdom
The list of Rivers of the United Kingdom is a link page for the rivers of the United Kingdom, organised geographically.
For simplicity, they are divided by the nation in which the mouth of the river can be found, and sea into which it flows.
river, canal, firth, estuary, tributary, river delta, floodplain, British Waterways
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 Aliens in Dorset, 1525
Stoate transcribed and published in 1982 the 16th century Dorset lay subsidy rolls, and those for 1525 have been analysed to obtain a picture of the distribution, and where possible the occupations, of foreign-born residents in the county.
These twin ports, divided by the little river Wey, had traded regularly with France and the Low Countries for at least two centuries, and this accounts for their high place in the list.
The likeliest explanation of the Normans' presence hereabouts, as in the adjoining hundreds of Culliford Tree, St. George and Puddletown (which lay immediately behind the Wey ports), is that they were expert dairymen, makers of the cheeses and butter for which their native land was renowned, and were employed as such by the dairy farmers.
www.thedorsetpage.com /history/Aliens/Aliens.htm   (2729 words)

 River and lake swimming places
River Wey north of Guildford, near Jacobswell: not suitable for young children as steepish banks.
They are at the bend in the river behind the New Bradwell allotments near the Stonebridge roundabout and in the deep pool just to the West of the Railway viaduct, accessed from the Haversham Road picnic area car park.
He was not going to be dissuaded easily from river swimming and with his young sons Sam and Dave spent a lot of time roaming the countryside around Tunbridge Wells with ordnance survey maps looking for the elusive "ideal swim".
www.river-swimming.co.uk /otherplaces.htm   (3504 words)

 Weymouth,Dorset,England - Radipole Parish & Village history, Radipole Lake
The River Wey, which gives Weymouth its name, runs through the parish into the lake.
Although only a small river and having its source at Upwey a few miles away, it sometimes bursts its banks in winter.
In July 1955 after torrential rain fell on the hills above Upwey, the river flooded to such an extent that the bridge by Letterbox Cottage was severely damaged and some nearby cottages were later demolished.
www.weymouth-dorset.co.uk /radipole.html   (902 words)

 A Topographical Dictionary of England: Bincombe, Dorset
BINCOMBE, a parish in the liberty of FRAMPTON, Bridport division of the county of DORSET, 5 miles (S. by W.) from Dorchester, containing 178 inhabitants.
The living is a rectory with that of Broadway, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at £9.
The river Wey runs through the parish, in which are quarries of fine stone, and a mineral spring.
www.thedorsetpage.com /Genealogy/lewis/Locations/bincombe.htm   (98 words)

 Wm Bucklin immigrated from England in 1630
Probably for several centuries, until the harbor moved southward, Radipole was at the mouth of the river Wey, and it was known as Wey.
The nearby river was by 1665 known as the Weymouth River, which was one of the boundaries to the land stated in a grant from the Indians to the Hingham town fathers in that year.
The east bank of the river, Seekonk (Pawtucket) continued to be an area of religious dissenters who were not an approved group of persons by the Bay Colony for settlement in that area which they claimed as part of their colonial grant from England.
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 Year 10 Geography Field Trip to Osmington Bay, Dorset
On May 12 a coach of enthusiastic students were on their way to Dorset to carry out some important field studies for GCSE geography, and to have fun.
The width of the river was measured by simply using a tape measure.
This was squirted into the river and a stopwatch was started, after the dye had travelled one metre the stopwatch was stopped.
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The town itself lies at the mouth of the river Wey a short river of about 3 miles in length which enters the sea via two harbours separated by an opening bridge known as the Town Bridge which lifts from the centre upwards.
The mouth of the river Wey is boarded by a steep cliff on the Western side created by erosion, and a wide sandy bay and safe beach on the Eastern side which today is one of the main attractions of the town as a holiday destination.
Throughout the Saxon and Norman periods the Dorset Coast continued to see marine activity and there were attacks by the Danes for example around the year 982.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /althea/Dorset/weymouth_history.htm   (562 words)

 BBC - Dorset - Features - Dorset's quirky place names
Dorset has its fair share of strange place names and until now, you might have wondered idly what they mean.
Most Dorset place names are of Old English or Anglo-Saxon origin.  The oldest place names are of Celtic origin – river names like Cerne, Char, Lim, Trent and Wey.
Dorset wasn’t a place to live if you were a criminal.
www.bbc.co.uk /dorset/content/articles/2006/12/29/place_names_feature.shtml   (503 words)

 Jasmine Cottage | Upwey | Weymouth | Dorset
Jasmine Cottage is situated in the beautiful village of Upwey on the outskirts of Weymouth in Dorset.
The River Wey flows through the village and its source, known as the the wishing well, has attracted visitors since the 1790s when Weymouth became a fashionable resort.
In the 18th century a water mill was built on the river which was rebuilt in 1802; the water mill featured in Thomas Hardy's The Trumpet Major.
www.jasminecottageupwey.co.uk   (488 words)

 Towns to visit in Dorset
Is the county seat of Dorset (like a state capital).
A port town located on the mouth of the river Wey (hence the name).
It has been a port since at least the 12th century and is still today a major fishing port for the area.
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 Dorset -Tourist Information on the towns and villages in Dorset - Tourist Net UK guide
Dorset’s county town lies on the River Frome and was known as Durnovaria in Roman times.
One of the largest of Dorset’s towns, Ferndown is set amidst woodland and picturesque scenery, close to both the bustle of Bournemouth and the tranquil timelessness of the New Forest.
Lying on the River Stour in the Blackmore Vale, this is one of Dorset’s busiest and most northerly towns whose origins date back to the days of the conquering Saxons.
www.touristnetuk.com /So/dorset/towns/all.htm   (3125 words)

 Red Door VR Ltd. presents VR Weymouth - Guide to Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth is very low lying (this is one of the factors which helps to protect it from frost and snow) and the eastern areas of the town experienced several sea floods during extreme low pressure storms, until in the 1980s and 1990s a high sea wall was constructed.
Beach nourishment and groynes ensure that the sand beach, important both for tourism and as a natural defense against the sea, is wide and has a shallow incline.
Radipole lake, an RSPB Nature Reserve and mouth of the River Wey is an important habitat for birds and fish.
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 Reduced To A Mere Trickle (from Dorset Echo)
WILDLIFE along the River Wey is dying because a broken sluice gate has remained unfixed for three months.
Villagers in Nottington in Weymouth say that one of their favourite swans had to be put down after it broke its foot attempting to land on the rocky bed of the river.
Mr Bennett said the low river had led to a decline in wildlife in the village.
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 Weymouth | Dorset Photos
The area of Weymouth has been a port for many centuries and evidence shows that Roman ships sailed up the River Wey.
Originally there were two ports on either side of the river, Weymouth on the south side and Malcombe Regis to the north, the site of today's shopping centre.
In 1571 the two towns were combined but it was not until 1597 that the first bridge was built to link the town across the river.
www.dorsetphotos.co.uk /dorset/places,8,Weymouth.html   (680 words)

 Radipole at AllExperts
Radipole is a part of the district of Weymouth and Portland in the county of Dorset, England.
Radipole stands at the head of, and is named after, the lake, now an RSPB nature reserve, into which the River Wey flows, and which leads into Weymouth Harbour.
There is some evidence of prehistoric occupation, and it is believed that the Romans had a small port or landing stage at the head of the lake.
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