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Title: River Adur : fact files 6
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
This booklet aims to analyse the River Adur, located within the Southern Region. This document contains sections on: historic Adur, geology and hydrology, water quality, fisheries, recreation, flora and fauna, food defence and land drainage and preventing pollution from waste. The River Adur has been an important trade route since Roman times, with ports at Beeding and Old Shoreham. The Normans built Bramber castle to control trade, but as ships grew larger and the river silted up, inland centres withered to be replaced by New Shoreham early in the twelfth century. All that remained of Old Shoreham was its Saxon church, which still faces the Victorian Lancing College across the river. The wooden toll bridge is much more recent and was in use until 1970 when it was replaced by the flyover on the A27.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: RiversHistoryGeologyHydrologyWater qualityFisheriesRecreationFloraFaunaFlood defence structuresWaste disposalDrainageInformation dissemination
Geographic Keywords: EA South EastSussexAdur
Extent: 17
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