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Blackwater (Essex)

Definition (,_Essex)

The River Blackwater is a river in England whose course runs from the northwest of Essex (where it is known as the River Pant) through Bocking, near Braintree. Downstream from Bocking it is known as the Blackwater as it continues its course near Stisted, and then via Bradwell Juxta Coggeshall and Coggeshall and near Witham where it is joined by the River Brain. Passing Maldon it reaches the North Sea at West Mersea. The River Chelmer (which is a canal at that point) meets the River Blackwater near Langford. Some of the water flows over Beeleigh weir and some flows down the canal. At Heybridge flood water from the canal flows over a weir at the site of the old Heybridge mill and down the original course of the Blackwater (now known as Heybridge Creek) before passing through a sluice gate into the tidal Blackwater Estuary at Maldon. (Wikipedia)

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N/ABlackwater Estuary
Heybridge (Maldon)

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River Blackwater (Essex)

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