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Bourne Brook
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Bourne Brook near Hints
Bourne Brook is located in Staffordshire
Bourne Brook
Confluence with the River Tame shown in Staffordshire
Country England
Counties Staffordshire
District Lichfield District
Town Fazeley
Villages Shenstone, Weeford, Hints
Physical characteristics
Main source Aldridge, Staffordshire
River mouth Fazeley, Staffordshire
Length 14 km (8.7 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Progression : Bourne Brook—TameTrentHumber

The Bourne Brook or Black Brook, as it is known in its upper reaches, is a tributary of the River Tame in Staffordshire, England.


From its source near Aldridge (originally in Staffordshire, but now in the West Midlands county), where it is known as the Black Brook, it flows north, to the west and north of the village of Shenstone, then flows east past Weeford and Hints where the name changes to the Bourne Brook. It then continues through the grounds of Drayton Manor Theme Park and then to its confluence with the River Tame near Fazeley.

Its waters ultimately flow, via the River Trent then the Humber, into the North Sea.

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