Colne Brook

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River Colne (Hertfordshire)
Source: subterranean river in North Mymms Park
Colney Heath
River Ver
Watford — on opposite bank: Oxhey
River Gade
Grand Union Canal
side weir
River Chess
Rickmansworth (east of)}
Batchworth Locks
Town Ditch, Rickmansworth
 A404  Riverside Drive/Church Street
Short navigable branch of river
Troy Cut of the Grand Union Canal
Railway bridge — Chiltern Main Line
Frays River
River Misbourne
Shire Ditch, Uxbridge Park, Denham
Alder Bourne from Fulmer
Colne Brook
Slough Arm
River Pinn
Grand Union Canal towards London
Great Western Main Line
River Colne
Bigley Ditch
 A4  Colnbrook Bypass
Poyle Channel
Duke of Northumberland's River
Longford River to Hampton Court
 A3044  Stanwell Moor
 M25  Jn 14 Heathrow Terminal 5 Slip Road
 A3044  Stanwell Moor
 A3113  Airport Way
River Wraysbury
Bonehead Ditch
Colne Brook
Railway bridges —
Waterloo to Windsor Line
via Staines upon Thames
 A30  Staines Bypass
River Ash to Sunbury-on-Thames
Railway bridge
Church Street, Staines-upon-Thames
 A308  Clarence Street
River Thames

The Colne Brook is a river in England that is a distributary of the River Colne which runs from Uxbridge Moor, there forming the western border of Greater London, to the River Thames just below Bell Weir Lock in Hythe End, Wraysbury, Berkshire.[n 1]

Detailed Course[edit]

On leaving the Colne at Uxbridge Moor in the Colne Valley regional park, the Colne Brook flows close by to the west until West Drayton then passes under the M25 motorway at the M4 "Thorney interchange", enters Berkshire and flows through the village of Colnbrook. South of Colnbrook it receives a proportion of water from the Poyle Channel — after which the remainder of the Poyle Channel becomes the Wraysbury River — then the Brook runs between Horton's centre and another residential part of Horton on Coppermill Road adjoining Wraysbury Reservoir. Colne Brook then enters the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, passes Wraysbury railway station then adjoins lakes made of former gravel pit at Wraysbury which make up a Site of Special Scientific Interest, before running into the River Thames between the M25 Runnymede Bridge and nearby Bell Weir Lock.[1]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ In the same way as Datchet, Eton and Slough, all parts of Berkshire mentioned were historically Buckinghamshire.
  1. ^ Ordnance survey website
Next confluence upstream River Thames Next confluence downstream
Jubilee River (north) Colne Brook River Colne (north)

Coordinates: 51°26′19″N 0°32′06″W / 51.43861°N 0.53500°W / 51.43861; -0.53500