SO7306 : The changing boundaries of the Severn Estuary

taken 11 years ago, near to Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The changing boundaries of the Severn Estuary
The changing boundaries of the Severn Estuary
The image shows the erosion that has taken place within the last thirty years on the banks of the Severn. The inlet just before the area of erosion marks the point at which Frampton Pill joins the Severn.

It should be noted that there is no general public access to the land where this photograph was taken. Historically, the residents of Frampton have had access to this area in order to launch boats from Frampton Pill. As a result the residents of Frampton, and anyone accompanying them, retain some access to the area although it is somewhat contentious.

It should also be noted that public access to land alongside the Severn is a longstanding issue which has in the past ended up in the courts: the frequently changing course of the river - as shown in this image - has made it unlikely for permanent paths to form and as a result they cannot be mapped as rights of way. As a result access to some areas have been lost in the last 60 years. The residents thus make some effort to ensure that continued use is made of the land. Meanwhile, the owners/managers of the land occasionally challenge those accessing the area in order to avoid setting up a precedent of permitted access.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 January, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 734 065 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.4310N 2:23.1459W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 734 065
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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