River Stort

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Coordinates: 51°45′52″N 0°00′51″E / 51.7644°N 0.0141°E / 51.7644; 0.0141
Stort
River
River Stort, Bishops Stortford - geograph.org.uk - 154819.jpg
The Stort at Bishop's Stortford
Country United Kingdom
Source New Lake
 - location Near Langley, Essex, England
 - elevation 130 m (427 ft)
 - coordinates 52°00′10″N 0°04′06″E / 52.0027°N 0.0683°E / 52.0027; 0.0683
Mouth River Lea
 - location Near Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
 - elevation 28 m (92 ft)
 - coordinates 51°45′52″N 0°00′51″E / 51.7644°N 0.0141°E / 51.7644; 0.0141
Length 38 km (24 mi)

The River Stort is a river in Essex and Hertfordshire, England. It is 24 miles (38 km) long and flows from just south of the village of Langley to the River Lea at Hoddesdon.

Course[edit]

From Langley, the Stort flows in a generally southerly direction through the villages of Clavering and Manuden and the market town of Bishop's Stortford, from which it took its name in the 16th century.[1]

It then flows past Sawbridgeworth, before it changes direction and flows west past Harlow and Roydon. It finally empties into the Lea at Feildes Weir, Hoddesdon. This 14-mile (22-km) long section was canalised in the 18th century as the Stort Navigation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "River Stort – Stort Navigation". Bishop's Stortford and Thorley, A History and Guide. Retrieved 6 November 2013.