River Severn - The Shropshire Severn

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The Shropshire Severn

1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Leaving the Welsh Border and the confluence with the River Vyrnwy the river meanders across the flood plain north-west of Shrewsbury.

Welsh Border to Montford Bridge

SJ3215 : River Severn/Vyrnwy confluence by Tamasine Stretton SJ3215 : Bridge over the Severn by Penny Mayes SJ3215 : Bridge over the River Severn by David Stowell SJ3315 : A view from the bridge by Penny Mayes SJ3415 : On the River Severn by Nick R

The bridge at Crewgreen was built to carry the Criggion branch of the Shropshire and Montgomery Railway over the River Severn. The bridge has been rebuilt following floods and today carries a local road from Melverley to Crewgreen.

SJ3416 : The River Severn Near Melverley by Rod Trevaskus SJ3417 : Kayak on the Banks of The River Severn by Anthony Parkes SJ3517 : River Severn at the Royal Hill pub by Penny Mayes SJ3517 : The Severn at Royal Hill by Penny Mayes SJ3616 : Taking Flight by Rod Trevaskus
SJ3615 : Cruising down the river by Rod Trevaskus SJ3715 : Banks of The River Severn by Anthony Parkes SJ3915 : Severn at Shrawardine by Stephen Dewhirst SJ4215 : A5 Road Bridge over the River Severn by Anthony Parkes SJ4215 : River Severn, Montford Road bypass bridge by kevin skidmore

The modern bypass bridge built in 1992 carries the A5 dual carriageway and removed the trunk road traffic from Montford Bridge.

Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury

Montford Bridge with its three red sandstone arches was completed in 1792 to a design by Thomas Telford. This is thought to be his first bridge design. As we progress south through the county we will encounter some more of his work.

SJ4315 : Montford Road Bridge - From the River by Anthony Parkes SJ4315 : River Severn, Montford Road  bridge by kevin skidmore SJ4315 : River Severn view, Montford Bridge by kevin skidmore

The River Perry joins the River Severn from the north in the meanders immediately downstream of Montford Bridge. The river rises around Oswestry and has a 180km2 predominantly sandstone catchment.

SJ4517 : Track beside the flooded River Severn (Jan' 2008) by Row17 SJ4714 : Berwick House by Keith Havercroft SJ4614 : The River Severn near Berwick House by Row17 SJ4713 : River cliffs on the Severn at Shrewsbury by David Gruar
SJ4813 : Cattle by the river by Row17 SJ4913 : River Severn from 'The Gateway Centre' by Row17 SJ4913 : River Severn & the rear of 'The Gateway Centre' by Row17


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