River Severn - The Shropshire Severn

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Bridgnorth to Quatford


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






Bridgnorth marks the northern limit of the Abberley and Malvern Hills European Geopark. The underlying rocks at Bridgnorth are a Permian Sandstone formed 299 million years ago in desert conditions 20 degrees north of the equator on the Pangea continent.



SO7193 : Canoe race, Bridgnorth by Malc McDonald SO7193 : Bridge across the River Severn at Bridgnorth by Mat Fascione SO7193 : River Severn, Bridgnorth Road Bridge by kevin skidmore
SO7193 : Bridgnorth Bridge by Trevor King SO7193 : The 'old' Bridge at Bridgnorth by Row17 SO7192 : Bridgnorth: Bridge Linking Low Town and High Town by Pam Brophy

In the 14th century a 'bridge' was built two miles 'north' of Quatford giving the new settlement that developed its name. The current bridge has been extensively re-modelled in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

When JW Turner visited in 1794 there was a gatehouseExternal link on the bridge.

SO7192 : River Severn view, Bridgnorth by kevin skidmore SO7192 : River Severn, Bridgnorth Bypass Road Bridge by kevin skidmore

The modern bypass bridge completed in 1985 now crosses the gorge between Bridgnorth and Quatford.

SO7191 : 'The Severn Way' after the flood by Row17 SO7191 : River Severn south of Bridgnorth by Mat Fascione SO7291 : The River Severn near Knowlesands by Philip Halling
SO7291 : Fishing in the Severn by Philip Halling SO7291 : The River Severn at Knowle Sands by Mat Fascione SO7291 : The River Severn at Knowle Sands by Mat Fascione SO7391 : River Severn at Quatford by Philip Halling SO7391 : River Severn near Quatford by Mat Fascione SO7391 : The Severn Way along the River Severn by Mat Fascione
SO7390 : River Severn and riverside cliff by Richard Law SO7390 : Sandstone cliff at Quatford by Philip Halling SO7390 : Caravan park at Quatford by Mat Fascione SO7390 : Swans at Quatford by Mat Fascione

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