River Mole, Devon

The River Mole a tributary of the River Taw in Devon which rises on the southwestern border of Exmoor. The river takes its name from the market towns of North and South Molton. The river used to be known as the Nymet.[1]

River Mole
The River Mole below its confluence
with the River Yeo.
Location within Devon
Location
CountryEngland
CountiesDevon
DistrictNorth Devon
TownsNorth Molton, South Molton
Physical characteristics
SourceNorth Molton Ridge
  locationTwitchen, North Devon, Devon
  coordinates51°5′6.5″N 3°44′25″W
  elevation360 m (1,180 ft)
MouthRiver Taw
  location
Junction Pool, Devon
  coordinates
50°56′30″N 03°54′24″W
  elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Discharge 
  locationWoodleigh
  average8.70 m3/s (307 cu ft/s)
  minimum0.20 m3/s (7.1 cu ft/s)27 August 1976
  maximum188.0 m3/s (6,640 cu ft/s)9 January 1968

Tributaries

  • River Yeo
  • Crooked Oak
  • River Bray
  • Little Silver Stream

See also

References


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