Quick Answer: What Does Stour Mean?

Are there two river Stours?

The Stour runs its varied course in the east of the county; is an unusually complex stream, it rises as three parts; the Upper Great and East forming together the Great Stour, when the Little Stour joins the main flow it becomes the Stour which then splits into two again..

Is stoor a word?

stoor v. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To move; stir. stoor v.

What is the longest river in Dorset?

River StourAt 60 miles in length, the River Stour is Dorset’s longest river, although its source is just outside the county boundary at Stourhead in Wiltshire to the north. It enters Dorset near the village of Bourton, then flows generally southwards through the Blackmore Vale via the towns of Gillingham and Sturminster Newton.

How long is River Stour?

76 kmRiver Stour/Length

Is the River Stour navigable?

The River Stour is navigable as far upstream as Tuckton (where the tidal limit exists) and whilst there is a low bridge at Iford, it is possible to navigate as far as the rapids which are 0.93 miles (1.5 km) upstream of the Iford Bridge.

What does River Stour mean?

The name ‘Stour’ means stirring, or moving. It supplanted the old British one of Durwhern, meaning swift river. In Latin, Stauro means strong or powerful. As East Kent’s major watercourse, the Kentish Stour originates as the Great Stour in Lenham, north west of Ashford.

What does stoor mean?

Definition of ‘stoor’ 1. turmoil or conflict. 2. dust; a cloud of dust.

How do you pronounce Stour?

A river with two names, is it pronounced Stower (rhyming with myrrh) or Stour (rhyming with hour)? The first thing to grasp is that the name of the river can be pronounced two ways and much debate rages on this topic!

Where does River Stour start?

LenhamRiver Stour/SourcesThe source, of what is known at that point as the Great Stour, is near the village of Lenham, within a short distance of the River Len, a tributary of the Medway. The source is at a high elevation close to the North Downs escarpment.