Cannington Brook

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Cannington Brook
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Cannington Brook flowing under a bridge
Country England
State Somerset
Source Hawkridge Reservoir
 - location Spaxton, Somerset, England
 - coordinates 51°07′09″N 3°08′02″W / 51.11917°N 3.13389°W / 51.11917; -3.13389
Mouth River Parrett
 - location Combwich, Somerset, England
 - coordinates 51°09′45″N 3°02′04″W / 51.16250°N 3.03444°W / 51.16250; -3.03444Coordinates: 51°09′45″N 3°02′04″W / 51.16250°N 3.03444°W / 51.16250; -3.03444

Cannington brook is a stream in Somerset, England that originates in the Quantock Hills,[1][2] which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[3]

Various streams, including Peart Water, flow into Hawkridge Reservoir near Spaxton, which was built between 1960 and 1962,[4] to provide drinking water for Bridgwater. The Peart Water continues in a northeast direction to the Ashford Reservoir which was constructed in 1934.[5] Below the Ashford Reservoir the Peart Water joins the Currypool Stream to form the Cannington brook.[1]

The brook discharges into the River Parrett,[1] south east of Combwich.


  1. ^ a b c "Cannington Brook". Somerset Rivers. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bridgwater Bay" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Report by the Service Director (03 March 2011)" (PDF). Somsert County Council Regulation Committee. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Waite, Vincent (1964). Portrait of the Quantocks. London: Robert Hale. ISBN 0-7091-1158-4. 
  5. ^ "Peart Water", Somerset Rivers, retrieved 2016-08-21 

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