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The River Severn

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The River Severn at Gloucester

Gloucester is a city and county town of Gloucestershire. It was founded in AD 48 by the Romans as Glevum. Gloucester is located on the eastern bank of the River Severn.

Distance from Source: 297 km (185 miles)

Height above Sea Level: 9m

Width of river: 31m

Gloucester Docks

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Gloucester is a port. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal runs from the Gloucester's docks to the Severn Estuary, allowing larger ships to reach the docks than would be possible on the tidal reaches of the river itself.

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Further information

The history of Gloucester docks

Key vocabulary

A place for vessels to load and unload cargo or to be repaired.


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