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River Tern

Coordinates: 52°40′41″N 2°39′45″W / 52.6780°N 2.6625°W / 52.6780; -2.6625
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River Tern
River Tearne
The River Tern flowing through Stoke on Tern, Shropshire
A map of the river and its tributaries. Its watershed is shown in light blue.
RegionWest Midlands
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)
 - locationconfluence with River Severn, Atcham
 - coordinates52°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
 - 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.