River Kennett

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For the river in Berkshire and Wiltshire, see River Kennet. For other uses, see Kennet River (disambiguation).
Coordinates: 52°19′0.12″N 0°25′58.8″W / 52.3167000°N 0.433000°W / 52.3167000; -0.433000
River Kennett
River
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River Kennett at Dalham, dry in August, 2005
Country England
County Suffolk
Source
 - location near Dalham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England
 - coordinates 52°13′12″N 0°30′35″W / 52.22000°N 0.50972°W / 52.22000; -0.50972
Mouth Lee Brook
 - location near Freckenham, Suffolk, England
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 52°19′0.12″N 0°25′58.8″W / 52.3167000°N 0.433000°W / 52.3167000; -0.433000

The River Kennett rises south of Dalham in Suffolk, and flows northward past Moulton and Kennett, and joins Lee Brook, a tributary of the River Lark, just south of Freckenham.[1] The river is generally dry in the summertime.

At Moulton the river passes under a Grade-II*-listed 15th-century packhorse bridge. This bridge has four arches, indicating that the river was larger when the bridge was constructed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Bob (6 March 2009). "River Kennett at Badlingham". Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 2012-11-09. The River Kennett becomes Lee Brook at Freckenham, and joins the River Lark near West Row. 
  2. ^ "History and Research Moulton Packhorse Bridge". English Heritage. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
River Kennett at Badlingham, near Chippenham, Cambridgeshire 
A stone bridge beside a road junction, with cottages behind
The 15th-century Moulton Packhorse Bridge