ST5043 : The River Sheppey

taken 10 years ago, near to Polsham, Somerset, Great Britain

The River Sheppey
The River Sheppey
The River Sheppey originates in the Mendips and flows through the wetlands that lie to the north of the Polden Hills. The source is a group of springs to the west of the settlement of Doulting where water draining through the limestone of the Mendips appears. From Doulting the Sheppey flows southwest through the wetlands to the north of the Polden Hills. At Charlton parts of the rivers course have been culverted and the river flows beneath ground through Shepton Mallet.

The river reappears at Darshill and its course continues southwest through Croscombe, Dinder, Woodford, Coxley. From Coxley the course of the river heads north through Hay Moor and North Moor, wetlands, supplied and drained by the river. The river continues west through Ash Moor, here the river course turns sharply to the south through Frogmore and west through Godney. At Lower Godney the river is channelled through the ‘James Wear River’ and the ‘Decoy Rhine’to Westhay Level where it joins ‘Whites River’ and then the River Brue. No part of the Sheppey is tidal.

This section of the river Sheppey is just to the north of Fenny Castle.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 January, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 508 438 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.4830N 2:42.3254W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 507 438
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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