Diglis

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Diglis
Locks at Diglis.JPG
Locks on the canal between the Severn and Diglis Basin
Diglis is located in Worcestershire
Diglis
Diglis
 Diglis shown within Worcestershire
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WORCESTER
Postcode district WR1
Dialling code 01905
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Worcester
List of places
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England
Worcestershire

Coordinates: 52°11′00″N 2°13′14″W / 52.1834°N 2.2206°W / 52.1834; -2.2206

Diglis is a suburb of Worcester, England. It is located around half a mile south of the city centre on the banks of the River Severn. The Worcester and Birmingham Canal starts in Diglis where it is connected to the Severn. Diglis Lock is a wide-beam lock allowing river craft access to Diglis Basin.[1] Diglis House Hotel sits on the banks of the River Severn to the south of Worcester Cathedral.[2] The area immediately next to the river is often affected by flooding such as in autumn 2000 and summer 2007. New apartments have been built in Diglis and there has been some investment in the waterfront areas which are popular with tourists.[3] Diglis Bridge, a pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Severn, opened in 2010 linking Diglis and St Peters with Lower Wick.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diglis Basin Marina, Worcestershire". British Waterways Marinas Ltd. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Diglis House Hotel Worcester". Diglis House Hotel. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ "£5m riverside works are a hit". Worcester News. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Worcester - A Severn Bridge at Diglis Lock and Link to Powick". Sustrans. Retrieved 2012-03-22.