River Tern

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River Tern
River Tearne
River Tern upstream of the bridge at Stoke on Tern - geograph.org.uk - 786814.jpg
The River Tern flowing through Stoke on Tern, Shropshire
River Tern Map.jpg
A map of the river and its tributaries. Its watershed is shown in light blue.
Location
CountryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
CountyShropshire
Town(s)Market Drayton, Atcham
Physical characteristics
SourceMaer Pool
 - locationlake in the grounds of Maer Hall, Staffordshire
 - coordinates52°56′34″N 2°18′54″W / 52.9429°N 2.3149°W / 52.9429; -2.3149
 - elevation114 m (374 ft)
Mouth 
 - locationconfluence with River Severn, Atcham
 - coordinates52°40′41″N 2°39′45″W / 52.6780°N 2.6625°W / 52.6780; -2.6625Coordinates: 52°40′41″N 2°39′45″W / 52.6780°N 2.6625°W / 52.6780; -2.6625
 - elevation44 m (144 ft)
Length30 mi (48 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftRiver Meese, River Strine
 - rightRiver Roden

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.