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 (stour, sto͝or, stôr)
A river, about 70 km (45 mi) long, of southeast England emptying into the North Sea in two channels enclosing the Isle of Thanet.


(staʊə) or


1. turmoil or conflict
2. dust; a cloud of dust
[C14: from Old French estour armed combat, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German sturm storm]


1. (Placename) Also called: Great Stour a river in S England, in Kent, rising in the Weald and flowing N to the North Sea: separates the Isle of Thanet from the mainland
2. (Placename) any of several smaller rivers in England
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The 48-room Ettington Park hotel is set in 40 acres of parkland around the River Stour.
Much of the stolen jewellery was found discarded in various locations around the area with parts of the gun found in the River Stour near Canford Parish Church.
Dedham Vale with the River Stour in Flood has been described as "one of the most exciting and important" works by the master to be rediscovered in half-a- century.
The River Stour, which runs along much of the Suffolk/Essex border, will be utilised this weekend by up to 300 canoes and kayaks as dedicated paddlers navigate some 22 miles, through up to 18 portages from Sudbury, through Constable Country all the way to the coast at Cattawade.
Seals line the banks of the River Stour in Pegwell Bay, Kent, as marine biologists from ZSL (Zoological Society of London) undertake the fifth annual seal survey in the Thames Estuary
What is the name of the John Constable painting which shows a wagon in the River Stour in Suffolk?
Along the route are towns and villages, a motorway, dual carriageways, railway lines, the River Stour, a canal, ancient woodland, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, scheduled monuments, nature reserves, country parks, golf courses, horse paddocks and active mineral workings.
Elsewhere, in Dorset a search was under way for a man who is believed to have fallen into the River Stour, near Iford Bridge in Christchurch on Wednesday.
In the early hours, around 90 people were evacuated from their homes on the River Stour near Bournemouth.
MISERY Submerged car and flooded houses where the River Stour overflowed in Dorset
It said a flood alert was in place for the River Stour, Smestow Brook & Upper Tame.
Built as a coaching inn in 1723, the hotel sits in the middle of the tiny Georgian village of Mistley, overlooking the River Stour estuary.