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The Kennet, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Kennet, The, a river of Wiltshire and Berks. It rises near Marlborough Downs, not far from the centre of Wiltshire; runs eastward, past Marlborough, Hungerford, New-bury, and Aldermaston, and falls into the Thames at Reading. It has a course of about 19 miles in Wiltshire to Hungerford, and of about 25 through Berks; receives the Lambourne on its left side below Newbury, and the Enborne on its right near Aldermaston; and is noted for trout, and especially for eels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5