A map of the Severn Navigation
The map displays a range of services available on the Severn Navigation. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.
A brief history of the Severn Navigation
|Canal length :||43.6 miles|
The Severn Navigation runs from the Gloucetser and Sharpness Ship Canal at Gloucester to Gladder Brook which is just up stream of Stourport. The river is tidal as far as Upton and is navigable by larger boats on the fortnightly spring tides.
Traffic peaked in the mid 18th-century with around 100,000 tons of coal a year, salt from Droitwich and pig iron from the Forest of Dean.
Traffic increased when
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