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ID number:852218
Published: 19.12.2005.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: 2 units
References: Not used
Table of contents
Nr. Chapter  Page.
  Introductory    2
  History    5
  The Legend of Sabrina    5
  The Vikings arrive in Shropshire    6
  The River Severn and Shrewsbury    6
  The River as a boundary    7
  Crossing the River Severn    7
  Want to know more about Bridgnorth?    8
  Severn Bridges    9
  Crossing the River    11
  Ironbridge Gorge    13
  Severn Bridge Disaster    14
  The Great Severn Bridge Builders    15
  Thomas Telford    15
  Sir John Fowler    16
  John Gwynn    17
  Thomas Penson    18
  River Trade - The transport of goods    19
  What sorts of things were carried along the river?    19
  What else was sent down the River?    20
  Resources of the Severn    20
  Natural resources of the river    20
  Decline of the River    21
  Map of Shrewsbury    21
  Shaping the landscape    22
  The formation of river cliffs    22
  How are sandy beaches formed    22
  Some of problems of the River Severn    23
  Why did River Severn flood so badly in 1947    24
  Severn Estuary    24
  Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary    25
  Pleasures of the Severn    27
  The Severn Bore    28
  Severn Tides    28
  Where to See the Bore    30
  Riding The Bore    31
  What grows well near the River Severn    33
  Why do farmers farm on the flood plains    34
  Wildlife on the Severn - alien animals    34
  Wildlife on the Severn - alien plants    35
  List of Used Sources    36

The River Severn is the longest British river- at 354 kilometers long. It rises on the slopes of Plynlimon, in Wales, and passes through the Welsh towns of Llanidloes, Newtown and Welshpool before reaching Shrewsbury, the first English town on the river. Known as the 'King's high stream of Severn', meaning that it was free with no toll to be paid, the river was a principal trade route from medieval times. The Severn becomes the Bristol Channel at its estuary, eventually discharging in to the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The Severn is England’s largest river in terms of water flow.

The Severn is bridged at many places, and many of these bridges are notable in their own right, with several designed and built by the engineer Thomas Telford.

Up to the second half of the 16th century, downstream cargoes included wool, hides and grain while luxury commodities such as wine and foreign goods were brought upriver from Bristol. …

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