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The River Severn at Knowle Sands just south of Bridgnorth
The River Severn At Knowle Sands Just South Of Bridgnorth
2011, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England, Uploaded by janes at 2012/02/26
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This is an odd one. Perhaps someone could tell me what this is. It looks like a purpose built stone something under the water. I do hope it isn't something ghastly like a sewage pipe under the river! It was very strange to walk along a path trodden many times and then find what looks like a stone path on the river bed.

Apparently this was indeed a loading point for boats.

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Janes commented May 18, 2013:

That is interesting about the old charcoal forge, I will see what else I can find out.

Pedrocut commented May 18, 2013:

Should mention that he says until recently there was a large charcoal forge. Therefore it was used up to nearly 1882.


Regards Peter

Pedrocut commented May 18, 2013:

John Randall in his book, The Seven Valley, written in 1882, mentions Knowl Sands...

Where there used to be an old charcoal forge.

Regards Peter

Atrescott1 commented Jan 31, 2013:

Jane,  Thanks for the pic of Trescott ford!.  I am a USA Trescott researching the Trescott area.  It's great to see a view of something I have no way of visiting!

I know that Trescott was anciently split into a manor and a grange.  Do you know what the boundry is? Can I find it on a map?



Supernova1 commented Nov 26, 2012:

Hi there Jane, this is just a quick hello and to let you know I've joined sharehistory. You know me from wordpress as supernova from 'Digging History'. Below is included my reply to you from my post 'Tales from the River Bank' to see what your other readers on this site think about it! So here it is:

Hi Jane, that’s very exciting and certainly looks like Roman work. In my humble opinion, I think they built a stone platform in the river to carry timbers from the bank to build a landing stage. A docking point for boats to unload or to be loaded, this suggests to me that this area was particularly busy. The river was probably a little narrower back then and maybe slightly deeper and would be a perfect place for a structure like this. Boats could then stay out of harms way in the deeper water, tied up to the stage. There would probably have been stone work at the bank too but may have been removed over time for other uses. The structure will have ‘settled’ over 2000 years, but it certainly shows the skill of the Romans to build things that last. This is just how I’ve pictured things, what do you think? Thanks Jane, great link and very interesting, well done. My very best regards, SN. 

Take care and best wishes, SN

Janes commented Feb 28, 2012:

Well that is possible and I must say I never thought of that. It is at Knowle Sands. You can just see the reflection of a caravan in the water. I was on the eastern bank. I was pretty tired and didn't make a note of the exact location. Another good reason for upgrading my camera to one that automatically does GPS. Thanks for that suggestion Peter, I will look into it when I am next at the Archives.

Pedrocut commented Feb 26, 2012:

How far is just South?

I think the water level may be quite low at the moment, and you may be able to see parts of the bottom that are not normally visible.

To hazard a guess it could be paft of foundations left over from a former mill or industry.

All the best Peter


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