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English River Lists
It is a counterclockwise geographical listing of the rivers of England around the English coasts, where the different rivers flow into the nearby oceans, from Solway Firth on the Scotch Welsh Dee on the Welsh Boundary and again from Wye on the Welsh Boundary counterclockwise to Toweed on the Scotch-Boundary.
The affluents are shown at the bottom of the page in an up current sense. A major tribe (or major river) of a basin is called (MS), the tributary flows on the lefthand side are identified by (L), the tributary flows on the right by (R). Notice that in general use, the "left (or right) shore of a river" relates to the right (or left) shore, as you see it when looking upriver.
In the case of a designated flow from the junction of two rivers with different names, these are called (Ls) and (Rs) for the right and lefthand fork (the rivers to the right and lefthand, in relation to an observers pointing downstream). One of the best examples is the Rivers Tyne (MS), the junction of South Tyne (Rs) and North Tyne (Ls) at Hexham.
The few water courses (mainly in the Thames river basin) that diverge from a large canal and then flow back downriver into this or another water course are called distributors or water courses and are marked with (d). In essence, the schedule is a listing of the most important rivers in England (as the Environment Agency defines them) and contains the above-mentioned rivers for which the Environment Agency has a flooding protection role.
A number of smaller water courses are listed, especially if they are designated as "river" - such samples can be marked with (m). To simplify matters, they are separated here by the coastlines where each system of rivers flows into the ocean. For rivers that cross the border with Scotland and Wales, such as Border Esk, Dee, Severn, Tweed and Wye, only the affluents are contained, which are at least partially in England.
The section covers all rivers flowing into the Irish Sea from England between the Scotch and Welsh borders. The rivers that flow into the Solway Firth, Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay from the Scotland frontier to Silverdale on the boundary between Cumbria and Lancashire. Most of the Esk's lower parts are in England, but most of the water lies in Scotland, while a brief stretch is followed by the English-Scotland frontier.
All of the Esk rivers in Scotland are not included in this listing but can be found in Scotland's itinerary. The other affluents of the Esk are all located in Scotland. Any river that flows from Silverdale on the Cumbria - Lancashire boundary just south of the Dee estuary into the Irish Sea.
Most of the Dee and its affluents originate in Wales. Although part of it runs through England, it returns to Wales before it flows into the Irish Sea via the Dee Muzzle. See the Wales River Rivers for other rivers that enter the Irish Sea and Cardigan Bay from Wales.
You will find here only the Dee rivers that run in England in whole or in part - a full listing of the rivers and streams in the Dee basin can be found in the Wales River Lists. The other Dee is all in Wales. The section covers all rivers that run into the Bristol Canal and the ocean off the north coast of Devon and Cornwall, also known as the Southwest Approach or Celtic Lake.
Bottom Wye is the border between England and Wales. The Wye River is the only river in England that is included here - for a full listing of rivers and streams in the Wye River Basin and other rivers flowing into the Bristol Channel from Wales, see the Wales River Lists.
The Wye's other affluents are all located in Wales. River Severn upriver of the M48 Severn Bridge. The section covers all the Severn affluents that are in England in whole or in part. See the Wales River Rivers Register for all or part of the Severn river basins within Wales.
Except for Morda and parts of Camlad, Tanat and Cynllaith, all the Severn and Vyrnwy rivers are situated upriver from their converging point in Wales. Any English river that flows into the Severn estuary and the Bristol Canal from the M48 Severn Bridge to the east and Morte Point, North Devon to the north.
Cary River? between Morte Point in North Devon and Land's End into the Atlantic. The section covers all rivers that flow into the ocean along the English southern coastline. Any river that flows into the Atlantic Ocean between Land's End, Cornwall and Lyme Regis on the Devon/Dorset-Board. Please be aware that there are no waterways mentioned on the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 Isles of Isles of Scilly waterways.
Any river that flows into the English Channel between Lyme Regis on the Devon/Dorset and Hayling Island on the Hampshire/Sussex frontier, but not the Isle of Wight. Any river that flows into the English Channel and the Strait of Dover between Hayling Island on the boundary between Hampshire/Sussex and Foreness Point on the northeastern edge of Kent.
It covers the whole of Sussex's coastline and the southern and eastern shores of Kent. The section covers all rivers along the English eastern coastline. Any river that flows into the Pacific along the shores of Eastern Anglia, from Essex (north and west of Shoeburyness), Suffolk and Norfolk to King's Lynn.
Any river that flows between King's Lynn and Cleethorpes at the Humber into the North Sea. The section covers all rivers that flow into the Humber, which is the confluence of the rivers between Spurn Head and Cleethorpes. Humber is often called the Humber River, although the name is uncommon in that it is a completely intertidal body of river waters consisting of the Ouse and Trent Rivers near Trent Falls.
The River dove? This is the name of the rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean between Spurn Point at the Humber estuary and Redcar, Cleveland. It covers the whole of the Yorkshire County's historic coastline. Rivers flowing from Redcar northwards to the Scots Sea frontier. The section covers the rivers of Durham and Northumberland.
All of Scotland's rivers and streams of the river are excluded from this shortlist, but can be found in Scotland's river census. The other tributary rivers of the river are all in Scotland. Rivers and other water courses in this catalogue are taken from the various pages of the map sets 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:50,000 and 1:63,360 of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, unless otherwise not commented.