ST4942 : River Sheppey in Upper Godney - facing west

taken 10 years ago, near to Upper Godney, Somerset, Great Britain

River Sheppey in Upper Godney - facing west
River Sheppey in Upper Godney - facing west
The River Sheppey is a tributary of the river Brue. It originates in the Mendips; the source being 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.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 3 February, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 490 428 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.9341N 2:43.8450W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 491 427
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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