Sherdon Water

Sherdon Water, called Kinsford Water. in its upper reaches is a main tributary of the River Barle. It rises on Comerslade above Kinsford Gate and flows in a generally south easterly direction below Hangley Cleave to Long Holcombe from where it then becomes Sherdon Water. From Long Holcombe it flows south below Sherdon Farm where waters join from Barkham and Sanyway. Turning to a northerly flow it flows through Woolcombe Allotment to reach Lower Sherdon where it flows beneath a three arch stone bridge called Sherdon bridge. Continuing in a northerly direction it flows past Ferny Ball to reach the River Barle at Sherdon Hutch.

From Long Holcombe to its confluence with the Barle it travels for a distance of approximately 4 kilometres and together with Kinsford Water the distance travelled is approximately 10 kilometres. The fall in elevation from Long Holcombe is close to 50 metres and from Comerslade, the source of Kinsford Water, the fall is close to 170 metres.

Source: Elevation 447.6 m or 1468.5 feet – Location :51.12014,-3.80557

Confluence with River Barle
Confluence with River Barle


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