Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for IDLE (THE)

IDLE (THE), a river of Notts. It is formed, near Perlthorpe, by the confluence of the Mann and the Meden, which flow about 12 miles northeastward from Sherwood forest; and it runs northeastward, past Elkesley, Gamston, and Eaton, to East Retford; goes thence northnorthwestward, but with a great detour on the right, to Bawtry; proceeds thence northeastward to the Misson Levels; strikes there the boundary with Lincoln; and, turning to the E, runs partly along that boundary, partly within Notts, to the river Trent at Stockwith, close to the mouth of the Chesterfield canal. Its total length of course, measured from Perlthorpe, is about 30 miles; and its chief tributaries are the Wollen near Elkesley, and the Ryton or Worksop at Bawtry.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Nottinghamshire AncC
Place names: IDLE     |     IDLE THE     |     THE IDLE

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