Stourport and the River Severn
Stourport and the River Severn
© Stephen McKay

Stourport was little more than a few cottages until 1766 when James Brindley's canal joining the Severn and the Trent made it a major inland port. For the next two centuries, it was a bustling place of warehouses, docks, and quays.

Much of this industrial heritage has fallen into disuse, and today the major attractions are likely to be the 19th century church, built by Sir Gilbert Scott, and the Methodist chapel, known for its fine alabaster and marble monuments.

There is a pleasant park by the river, and visitors can take boat trips on the Severn. On the outskirts of town, the Old Mirton Mill was mentioned in the Domesday Book.

About Stourport
Address: Stourport, Worcestershire, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location map
OS: SO811 715
Photo Credit: Stephen McKay, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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