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River Tern
River Tern upstream of the bridge at Stoke on Tern - - 786814.jpg
The River Tern flowing through Stoke on Tern, Shropshire
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A map of the river and its tributaries. Its watershed is shown in light blue.
Other name(s) River Tearne
Country England
Region West Midlands
County Shropshire
Town(s) Market Drayton, Atcham
Physical characteristics
Main source Maer Pool
lake in the grounds of Maer Hall, Staffordshire
114 m (374 ft)
52°56′34″N 2°18′54″W / 52.9429°N 2.3149°W / 52.9429; -2.3149
River mouth confluence with River Severn, Atcham
44 m (144 ft)
52°40′41″N 2°39′45″W / 52.6780°N 2.6625°W / 52.6780; -2.6625
Length 30 mi (48 km)
Basin features

The River Tern, also sometimes known as the River Tearne, is a river in Shropshire, a county of England.

It rises north-east of Market Drayton, a town in the north of the county.

Its source is said to be the lake in the grounds of Maer Hall in Staffordshire.

It flows for about 30 miles (48 km) until it joins the River Severn near Attingham Park in Atcham.

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