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Naming[edit]

I think this page should be moved, as the river, although it flows for a while through the ceremonial county of Somerset and forms its border for longer, does not flow through the present administrative Somerset at all, which could lead to a certain amount of confusion. River Avon (Bristol) is a possible alternative, though as a Bristolian I may be biased in that respect. See Talk:River Avon.

I have now moved this page from River Avon, Somerset to River Avon, Bristol. This name incorporates the most familiar name of the river (River Avon) and a reference to its alternative name, the Bristol Avon. It should not be taken to mean that the river is wholly or even mostly in Bristol.
The mouth of the river is in the county of Bristol, so it makes sense naming it thus --Steinsky 13:16, 26 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Volume[edit]

What is the volume of this river? Anwar (talk) 15:43, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Order of course & navigation sections[edit]

I am slightly confused by the order and arrangement in this article. The course section follows the flow of the river from its source to the suspension bridge and then we have the navigation section which goes from Avonmouth back up towards Bath. Would there be any objection to reorganising this so that the flow of the river is followed?— Rod talk 21:02, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, I was going to look at this next week, when I have finished off a few of tributaries. Large parts of the course are missed out and the artcile could benefit from re-organising in line with the principles of WP Rivers. Jezhotwells (talk) 21:33, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
OK I've made a start but there is still plenty for you (and willing others) to do.— Rod talk 22:46, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

"Millstone Grit"[edit]

Why the caps for this common noun, please? It's just been reverted, so I'm probably missing something here. --Old Moonraker (talk) 13:15, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

I think you need to ask that at Talk:Millstone Grit or better still the relevant wikiproject e.g. Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Rocks and minerals. If you look at Category:Stratigraphy of the United Kingdom and Category:Sedimentary rocks you will see that quite a few rocks have capitalised names. --Simple Bob (talk) 13:27, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt response. I see in Millstone Grit that there's "Millstone Grit Group", a topographical term that seems to have lent its capitalization to the article title, but here, where it's just the plain old stuff, it doesn't seem to apply so obviously. --Old Moonraker (talk) 13:35, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Dividing in two?[edit]

According to the lede, it splits in two somewhere, then merges again.

Is that right? I can't see any evidence on Google Maps. I'm wondering if someone misunderstood the confluence of the Tetbury Avon, assuming it's the same river higher up? Rojomoke (talk) 13:21, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

I've removed this uncited claim. If anyone can source it then it can always be put back.— Rod talk 20:49, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
This claim arose perhaps from the fact that two branches of the Avon meet at Malmesbury - both tributaries being referred to as 'Avon', in different guises - thogh their sources are entirely separate. However, many miles downstream, the (combined) River Avon does split for a quarter mile, in the vicinity of Claverton, east of Bath (OS grid ref ST 792643). cheers Geopersona (talk) 19:41, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Waterway template[edit]

I would like to request a waterway template be made, much like the River Parrett one here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:River_Parrett_map

I don't have the skill to make it myself but I'm certain it would be an asset to the Bristol Avon page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by user:Inthemicz (talkcontribs) 18:34, 28 November 2012‎ (UTC)

  • Well that was mostly/mainly the work of Bob1960evens. He may well be willing to help. Pyrotec (talk) 20:43, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
I'll be happy to produce a routemap. Bob1960evens (talk) 20:53, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
A real "Hero". Pyrotec (talk) 21:01, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
I have made a start at Template:River Avon Bristol map. I was intending to go as far as Malmesbury, where it splits into the Tetbury and Sherston Branches. It is getting a bit long though. I could make some of it collapsible if that would help. Any suggestions gratefully received. Bob1960evens (talk) 22:48, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Extended to Malmesbury. Some labels need expanding. Bob1960evens (talk) 08:16, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Hanham Lock - tidal limit?[edit]

The high tide comes over the weir at Hanham and Keynsham - Saltford is the tidal limit, hence the name (cf Freshford) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jongbray (talkcontribs) 11:39, 24 February 2014 (UTC)