A pictorial guide to the River Thames

Ashton Keynes

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Ashton KeynesAshton Keynes is south-west of Kemble and is seven miles from the source of the River Thames.

The infant Thames divides into several streams through Ashton Keynes before leaving the village strengthened by the addition of the Swill Brook tributary.

The infant Thames flows down besides the roads and paths.


Many houses are reached by crossing tiny stone bridges.

Pooh sailed down the main channel along side the High Street, with the gardens of houses on his right and the road on the left.

The infant Thames is still very shallow. Pooh could see through the clear water.

The local church, Holy Cross, dates from the Saxon times.
The infant Thames continues its journey through open meadows to the next settlement.

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Facts about the Thames Flooding Thames Basin
Pollution Erosion Tributaries

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