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The River Sherbourne
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
Coventry
it flows through Spon End
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
River Sowe
(a tributary of the River Avon) south of the A45 road
A45 road
near Baginton.[1] 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 Sherbourne around Allesley
Allesley
has dried up almost completely.[citation needed] Coventry
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.[2] See also[edit]

River Leam

References[edit]

^ AA Street by Street. Coventry
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 showcase River Sherbourne
River Sherbourne
in city centre". Coventry
Coventry
Telegraph. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 

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