Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Trent

Trent.-- the third river of England, in regard to length of course; rises on Biddulph Moor, on the N. border of Staffordshire, flows SE. through that co., and then NE. through Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Notts, and Lincolnshire, till it unites with the Ouse to form the Humber at a point about 15 miles W. of Hull; receives, on the right, the Sow, Tame, Soar, and Devon, and on the left the Blythe, Dove, and Derwent; passes the towns of Burton on Trent, Nottingham, Newark, and Gainsborough, and is about 150 miles long; is navigable for barges to Burton on Trent, 117 miles, and for vessels of 200 tons to Gainsborough (where it is still tidal), 25 miles, and its navigable importance is much increased by a series of canals; like the Solway Firth and the Bristol Channel it is subject to the bore or "eagre"; the area of its basin is about 4000 square miles.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Staffordshire AncC

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