Rivers Bain & Waring

Horncastle stands at the confluence of the Rivers Bain & Waring.

The River Bain rises west of Ludford and flows southwards through Horncastle to the River Witham near Tattershall.  The name Bain is derived from the Celtic word for bright or clear.

The River Waring rises from springs near Belchford, five miles northeast of Horncastle.  The Waring is joined by the Scrafield Beck just north of Horncastle. The name Waring is derived from the Celtic word for rough.

Whilst both rivers normally have a low flow, owing to the nature of the catchment area, heavy rains quickly increase the river flow and occasionally lead to flooding in the Town.


Photograph Gallery ~ Rivers Bain & Waring
The north basin of the River Bain and the Wool Warehouse seen from the upper floor of no.12 Bridge Street.
Bridge Street
The north basin of the River Bain and the Wool Warehouse seen from the upper floor of no.12 Bridge Street.
Bridge Street
The Old Bain Bridge
River Bain
The Old Bain Bridge
River Bain
The Towpath
River Bain
The Towpath
River Bain
The Staunch
River Bain
The Staunch
River Bain
The Staunch
River Bain
The Staunch
River Bain
Railway Canal Lock
River Bain
Railway Canal Lock
River Bain
Canal Barge
River Bain
Canal Barge
River Bain
Re-routing Waring
River Waring
Re-routing Waring
River Waring
Old Waring Postcard
River Waring
Old Waring Postcard
River Waring
Boston Bridge
River Waring
Boston Bridge
River Waring
Coloured Postcard
River Waring
Coloured Postcard
River Waring
Concreting sides
River Waring
Concreting sides
River Waring
The Horncastle Canal, now derelict. A view from South Bridge.
River Waring
The Horncastle Canal, now derelict. A view from South Bridge.
River Waring