|- location||Near Langley, Essex, England|
|- elevation||130 m (427 ft)|
|- location||Near Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire|
|- elevation||28 m (92 ft)|
|Length||38 km (24 mi)|
The River Stort is a river in Essex and Hertfordshire, England. It is 24 miles (38 km) long and flows from just south of the village of Langley to the River Lea at Hoddesdon. Unusually, the town of Bishop's Stortford does not derive its name from the River Stort, but the other way around. 16th-century cartographers Saxton & Camden named the river Stort, assuming the town of Stortford was named for its ford.
The river was originally a winding shallow brook called the Stour. In the 17th century cartographers renamed the river as the Stort to fit with the name of its principal town. 
It flows through the town of Bishops Stortford and has 18 locks.
It then flows past Sawbridgeworth, before it changes direction and flows west past Harlow and Roydon. It finally empties into the Lea at Feildes Weir, Hoddesdon. This 14-mile (22-km) long section was canalised in the 18th century as the Stort Navigation.
- Media related to River Stort at Wikimedia Commons
- River Stort Old Postcard images in A Guide to Old Hertfordshire
- Stort River Partnership
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