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.the Swilgate is not as big as the river Avon or the river 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".


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