River Chelt

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River Chelt
The River Chelt near Wainlode - geograph.org.uk - 71400.jpg
River Chelt near Wainlode
Country England
Counties Gloucestershire
Mouth
 - location River Severn
 - coordinates 51°56′01″N 2°13′20″W / 51.9337°N 2.2221°W / 51.9337; -2.2221Coordinates: 51°56′01″N 2°13′20″W / 51.9337°N 2.2221°W / 51.9337; -2.2221
Length 22 km (14 mi)
Location within Gloucestershire

The River Chelt is a tributary of England's largest river, the Severn. The Chelt flows through the western edge of the Cotswolds and the town of Cheltenham, before its confluence with the River Severn at Wainlodes Hill.[1][2]

There were a number of mills along the length of the river, the highest being in Charlton Kings and the lowest at Norton where the river passes under the present A38.[3]

The river caused significant flooding in 1979 and 2007.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chelt - M5 to conf R Severn". Catchment Data Explorer. Environment Agency. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chelt - Source to M5". Catchment Data Explorer. Environment Agency. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-07-31. History of Hester's Way
  4. ^ "Love your River Chelt". Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to River Chelt at Wikimedia Commons