River Tern


River Tern

Geobox|River
name = River Tern
native_name =
other_name = River Tearne
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image_size = 250
image_caption = The Tern near Longdon-on-Tern
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country = United Kingdom
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state = flagicon|England England
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region = Shropshire
region_type = County
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city = Market Drayton, Atcham
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landmark = Longdon-on-Tern Aqueduct
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length_imperial = 30
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source_location = lake in the grounds of Maer Hall, Staffordshire
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mouth_location = confluence with River Severn
mouth_district =Attingham Park, Atcham
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tributary_right = River Meese
tributary_right1 = River Roden
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map_caption = A map of the Tern and its tributaries. Watershed is shown in cyan.

:"For the bird, see River Tern (bird)"The River Tern (also historically known as the Tearne [http://www.search.secretshropshire.org.uk/engine/resource/default.asp?txtKeywords=Withington&lstContext=&lstResourceType=&lstExhibitionType=&chkPurchaseVisible=&txtDateFrom=&txtDateTo=&originator=%2Fengine%2Fsearch%2Fdefault%5Fhndlr%2Easp&page=&records=&direction=&pointer=12987&text=0&resource=4974] ) is a river in Shropshire, England. It rises north-east of Market Drayton in the north of the county. The source of the Tern is considered to be the lake in the grounds of Maer Hall, Staffordshire. From here it flows for about convert|30|mi|km|0|lk=on, being fed by the River Meese and the River Roden, until it joins the River Severn near Attingham Park, Atcham.

At Longdon-on-Tern, the Tern is spanned by the world's first large-scale cast iron navigable aqueduct, designed by Thomas Telford to carry the Shrewsbury Canal. The convert|62|yd|m|0 long structure still stands today, but is marooned in the middle of a field.

The River Roden is a major tributary of the Tern.

External links

[http://www.foodconnection.co.uk/ternviews.htm Tern Views] - a detailed description with photographs


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