SO5269 : View over the flood plain of a vanished river

taken 9 years ago, near to Ashford Carbonell, Shropshire, Great Britain

View over  the flood plain of a vanished river
View over the flood plain of a vanished river
The flat land, once farmed by Court Farm (the "mains" of Ashford Court) was once a river flood plain. The river was a forerunner of today's Teme when the Teme was a tributary of the Wye, running south through Aymestrey. During glacial times a meltwater channel formed at Downton and the Teme found a new route through a limestone gorge. The new course of the river runs through a limestone ridge, enlarged and rejuvenated the existing river running through Ludlow. The new Teme is a bigger, more vigorous river and has cut down into its predecessor's flood plain, which is now several metres above the river. This is also the point where the Teme turns east towards the Severn.
High Vinnalls in the background.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 March, 2009
Category
Farmland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 522 696 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.3715N 2:42.1294W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 525 696
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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