SP5006 : Four Rivers, Oxford

taken 2 years ago, near to Botley, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Four Rivers, Oxford
Four Rivers, Oxford
The River Thames flows through Oxford as a set of braided channels and at this point, "Four Rivers", the main stream splits into three. The view is taken looking up the main channel (which has already lost water, further upstream, to Castle Mill Stream on the right as we look and Seacourt Stream on the left); at this "crossroads" more water is lost to Bulstake Stream, on the left by the red navigation markers, and Sheepwash Channel (also known as Sheepwash Cut), which flows right under the towpath footbridge. Bulstake Stream is not navigable now but was the main navigation route until the construction of Osney Lock in 1790. Sheepwash Cut is a short navigable channel leading under the railway to the Castle Mill Stream: at this point river navigation ceases but there is access to the south end of the Oxford Canal.
River Thames
The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain, and the longest entirely within England. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
Thames  River Thames 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5033 0654 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3178N 1:16.3352W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5035 0648
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Towpath  River Navigation  River Thames 

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