River Sow

River Sow is in River Trent.

1575. Essex Bridge [Map] is located just downstream of where the River Sow and River Trent converge adjacent to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Originally forty arches only fourteen remain. It was commissioned by Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex (age 9) as a pack-horse bridge although this seems unlikely given its width of four feet and narrow cutwaters. And his age in 1575 was only around ten so it likely a bridge was constructed before he commissioned its improvement, or alteration.

The confluence of the River Sow on the left and River Trent on the right.

River Penk