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1995
Outfall of the Severn Tunnel Great Spring, Sudbrook -OS grid ST5087

Image of the Great Spring outfall taken in 1995.

"On 16th October 1879 engineers driving the Severn Tunnel struck a water-filled passage 170 feet underground and 400 yards inland. The tunnel was flooded within 2 days and took 2 years to finally drain. Ever since the tunnel has been…"


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pumping station info

Built to pump water from the Severn Tunnel after a 'great spring' was discovered, it's been in action since 1886...


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