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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.

Powys Severn Estuary

The Sea

The Source

River Severn from the Source to the Sea

River Severn, longest river in Britain, 220 miles from source to the sea

Part of our Social History My Life on the River Severn RSP Talks

An illustrated talk by Chris Witts based on his working life on the River Severn during the 1960’s and 1990’s


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River Severn map


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The Port of Sharpness

Details of talks about the River Severn

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Gloucester Shipyard

Severn Disasters

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Travel Along the Severn

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River Severn for Schools

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