The River Lowman, a tributary of the River Exe, is one of Tiverton’s main waterways. Its name is derived from Celtic origins and is believed to mean “Elm River”.
Tiverton is actually sited on the confluence of the Lowman and the Exe rivers. The Lowman, which has also been written as the Loman, has given its name to many areas in the town including Lowman Green—the site of the new Police Station and the Clock Tower—and the Lowman Park estate.
The Lowman rises in the northeast of Devon in the Brendon Hills and flows southwards through Huntsham, to Uplowman at the foot of the hills. Reaching lower ground in Mid Devon, it then flows to Craze Lowman, a hamlet just north-east of Tiverton. It enters Tiverton beneath the A361 and joins the River Exe in town.
Location: Flowing approximately northeast to southwest through Tiverton, the River Lowman enters the town beneath the A361 and joins the River Exe just south of where the A396 crosses the Exe.
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