- A very severe frost commenced on the 23rd of December, and continued with little intermission till the 7th of February following. A sudden thaw took place on the 8th, which occasioned a greater inundation than had been known for many years, and did very great damage to the roads and bridges. At the height of the flood the water rose to within a few inches of the memorable inundation of 1770. During this inclement season the benevolence of the inhabitants was very liberally exerted in behalf of poor housekeepers.
Source: The History and Antiquities of Tewkesbury by W. Dyde. Second Edition; Tewkesbury 1798