Colne Brook

River Colne (Hertfordshire)

Colne source: subterranean river in North Mymms Park

Colney Heath
River Ver, river of Redbourn and St Albans

Watford — on opposite bank: Oxhey
River Gade, river of Hemel Hempstead and distributary of the Bulbourne
Grand Union Canal towards Rugby, Coventry, Leicester or Birmingham
side weir
River Chess, river of Chesham, Chenies and Sarratt
Rickmansworth (east of)
Batchworth Locks

Town Ditch, Rickmansworth
A404 Riverside Drive/Church Street
Short navigable branch of river
Troy Cut of the Grand Union Canal
Railway bridge — Chiltern Main Line
Frays River
River Misbournebisects:
Great Missenden, Amersham Old Town
The Chalfonts, Denham
A40 road

Shire Ditch, Uxbridge/ Uxbridge Park (offices), Denham


Alder Bourne from Fulmer
M25 Motorway

Colne Brook
M25 motorway
Slough Arm
River Pinn bisects Pinner, Ruislip and Ickenham
Grand Union Canal towards London
Great Western Main Line
M25 Motorway

River Colne
M4 motorway

Bigley Ditch
A4 Colnbrook Bypass
M25 Motorway

Poyle Channel
Duke of Northumberland's River to Isleworth or Twickenham
Longford River to Hampton Court
A3044 Stanwell Moor
M25 Junction 14 T5 Slip Road
A3044 Stanwell Moor
A3113 Airport Way
M25 motorway

River Wraysbury

Bonehead Ditch

Colne Brook
Railway bridges —
Waterloo to Windsor Line
via Staines upon Thames
A30 Staines Bypass
River Ash to Sunbury-on-Thames
Railway bridge
Church Street, Staines-upon-Thames
A308 Clarence Street
River Thames

The Colne Brook is a river in England that is a distributary of the River Colne which runs from Uxbridge Moor, there forming the western border of Greater London, to the River Thames just below Bell Weir Lock in Hythe End, Wraysbury, Berkshire.[n 1]

Detailed Course

On leaving the Colne at Uxbridge Moor in the Colne Valley regional park, the Colne Brook flows close by to the west until West Drayton then passes under the M25 motorway at the M4 "Thorney interchange", enters Berkshire and flows through the village of Colnbrook. South of Colnbrook it receives a proportion of water from the Poyle Channel — after which the remainder of the Poyle Channel becomes the Wraysbury River — then the Brook runs between Horton's centre and another residential part of Horton on Coppermill Road adjoining Wraysbury Reservoir. Colne Brook then enters the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, passes Wraysbury railway station then adjoins lakes made of former gravel pit at Wraysbury which make up a Site of Special Scientific Interest, before running into the River Thames between the M25 Runnymede Bridge and nearby Bell Weir Lock.[1]

Images of the river and on discharge at the River Thames
At Hythe End
In the village of Colnbrook. 
In Colnbrook
On discharge at the River Thames 

See also

Notes and References

  1. In the same way as Datchet, Eton and Slough, all parts of Berkshire mentioned were historically Buckinghamshire.
Next confluence upstream River Thames Next confluence downstream
Jubilee River (north) Colne Brook River Colne (north)

Coordinates: 51°26′19″N 0°32′06″W / 51.43861°N 0.53500°W / 51.43861; -0.53500

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