Dating sites in thames valley
Historic entities include the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company The administrative powers of the Thames Conservancy have been taken on with modifications by the Environment Agency and, in respect of the Tideway part of the river, such powers are split between the agency and the Port of London Authority.
The marks of human activity, in some cases dating back to Pre-Roman Britain, are visible at various points along the river.
Its catchment area covers a large part of South Eastern and a small part of Western England and the river is fed by 38 named tributaries. With its waters varying from freshwater to almost seawater, the Thames supports a variety of wildlife and has a number of adjoining Sites of Special Scientific Interest, with the largest being in the remaining parts of the North Kent Marshes and covering 5,449 hectares (13,460 acres).
recorded in Latin as Tamesis and yielding modern Welsh Tafwys "Thames".
The river's position has put it at the centre of many events in British history, leading to it being described by John Burns as "liquid history".
A similar spelling from 1210, "Tamisiam", is found in the Magna Carta.The book includes castles of stone and brick, motte and bailey castles which only ever had earth and timber defences, moated or embattled manor houses, tower houses and town defences.Published 2002 Contains 80 pages with 118 illustrations.The administrative powers of the Thames Conservancy have been taken on with modifications by the Environment Agency and, in respect of the Tideway part of the river, such powers are split between the agency and the Port of London Authority.In non-administrative use, stemming directly from the river and its name are Thames Valley University, Thames Water, Thames Television productions, Thames & Hudson publishing, Thameslink (north-south railways passing through central London) and South Thames College.