River Ems, Westbourne
River Ems, Westbourne

The River Ems is a much-sluiced, 6-mile (9.7 km) river of the far west of West Sussex which for its last 1.5 miles (2.4 km) delimits eastern Hampshire, before flowing into large, coastal Chichester Harbour. Its source is in Stoughton.[1] Along the county-limits part its west bank is the old town portion of Emsworth which has a museum, hospital and is largely pre-1900-built buildings.

The Ems flows south west through Walderton as a broad-catchment winterbourne.[1] It runs past:


  1. ^ a b Rudkin, David J. The river Ems and related watercourses. Westbourne : David Rudkin, 1984. 82p. : ill., maps, port. Catalogue entry from the British Library
  2. ^ *Brook Meadow Conservation Group "The River Ems and Its Related Watercourses"
  3. ^ OS Map of Sussex LX.6, Revised: 1896, Published: 1898

Coordinates: 50°54′13″N 0°51′08″W / 50.90363°N 0.85227°W / 50.90363; -0.85227