River Coln

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River Coln
River Coln.jpg
River Coln south of Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire
Physical characteristics
 • locationBrockhampton, Gloucestershire
MouthRiver Thames
 • location
Lechlade, Gloucestershire
 • locationFairford
 • average2.06 m3/s (73 cu ft/s)
 • minimum0.51 m3/s (18 cu ft/s) 31 October 1990
 • maximum6.2 m3/s (220 cu ft/s) 21 February 1995
 • locationBibury
 • average1.33 m3/s (47 cu ft/s)
 • locationFossebridge
 • average0.47 m3/s (17 cu ft/s)
The River Coln between Bibury and Coln St Aldwyn.

The River Coln is a river in Gloucestershire, England. It rises at Brockhampton to the east of Cheltenham, and flows in a south/south-easterly direction through the Cotswold Hills via Andoversford, Withington, Fossbridge, Bibury, Coln St Aldwyns, Quenington and Fairford. It joins the River Thames to the south-west of Lechlade, where it shares a confluence with the Thames and Severn Canal, by The Round House Footbridge.[1]

Midway between Withington and Fossbridge the river passes Chedworth Roman Villa.

Extensive gravel pits that are now redundant, lying between Fairford and Lechlade, form the Eastern component of the Cotswold Water Park, which is fed and drained by the Coln.[2]

The river is host to many species of freshwater fish including brown trout and grayling.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Environmental Change Network
  2. ^ http://www.waterpark.org/ Cotswold Water Park
Next confluence upstream River Thames Next confluence downstream
River Ray (south) River Coln River Leach (north)

Coordinates: 51°41′N 1°42′W / 51.683°N 1.700°W / 51.683; -1.700