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Title: Thames environment design handbook
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Thames Environment Design Handbook is primarily concerned with the non-tidal Thames from Teddington Lock upstream to Lechlade. The 124 miles of navigable river passes through rural and urban landscapes of great variety and interest and each year attracts in excess of a million visitors. These visitors, from abroad as well as within the UK, have increasing expectations of how the river infrastructure is managed, especially at the most accessible and impressive built environments associated with the locks and weirs. These structures have fulfilled a navigational or regulatory role over centuries, and can be considered, collectively, as a unique contribution to Britain's heritage. They also contribute significantly to the visual character of the river and to the enjoyment of the many visitors.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: RiversEnvironmental planningLandscape conservationRiver rehabilitationLocks (water transport)DesignNature conservationWaterway transportLegislationRiverbank protection
Geographic Keywords: ThamesOxfordshireBerkshireBuckinghamshire
Extent: n.p. [247]
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