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The name Severn is derived from the Latin word Sabrina, previously Hafren in Welsh, which means “boundary”. Its source is in the Plynlimon Mountains in West Wales and it flows through the counties of Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, finally flowing into the Bristol Channel.

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