River Swilgate

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The River Swilgate is a river in Gloucestershire, England.

Rising at the confluence of Hyde Brook (moving westwards from Bishop's Cleeve) and Wymans Brook (moving north west through Cheltenham) at Elmstone Hardwicke,[1] before flowing north west and north to Tewkesbury where the Swilgate joins the River Avon close to its confluence with the Severn.[2]

The Swilgate gained some notoriety when the New Statesman’s issue of 4 January 2013 stated: "The Swilgate, the tributary of the Avon that runs round the southern edge of the town, had overflown its banks four days earlier".