River Sherbourne is a river that flows under the centre of the
city of Coventry, in the West Midlands, in England.
The source of the river is in the fields near Hawkes End in the parish
of Allesley. It flows for about 8 miles or 13 km in a generally SE
direction. In the centre of
Coventry it flows through
Spon End (where
it is spanned by Vignoles Bridge) and it is culverted just before it
reaches the Inner Ring Road and Spon Street, and continues through the
suburb of Whitley. It joins the
River Sowe (a tributary of the River
Avon) south of the
A45 road near Baginton.
The name Sherbourne is said to derive from Scir Burna, "clear stream"
in Old English.
In 1935 and on eight more recent occasions,[when?] the upper
Allesley has dried up almost completely.[citation
Coventry City Council has plans to open up a stretch of the river
which is currently culverted, and runs beneath The Burges, a street in
the city centre.
^ AA Street by Street.
Coventry Rugby (2nd edition (May 2003) ed.). AA
Publishing. p. 40. ISBN 0-7495-3973-9.
^ Gilbert, Simon (14 October 2015). "Revealed: £2million plan to
River Sherbourne in city centre".
Retrieved 16 October 2015.
Ceremonial county of West Midlands
City of Birmingham
City of Coventry
City of Wolverhampton
Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell
Metropolitan Borough of Solihull
Metropolitan Borough of Walsall
See also: West Midlands
Birmingham Canal Navigations
Shropshire Union Canal
Staffordshire & Worcestershire
Worcester & Birmingham
Population of major settlements
Grade I listed buildings
Grade II* listed buildings
Coventry/Bedworth Urban Area
Transport for West Midlands
West Midlands conurbation
West Midlands Combined Authority
Mayor of the West Midlands
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