River Rea, Shropshire

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Coordinates: 52°22′59″N 2°28′19″W / 52.383°N 2.472°W / 52.383; -2.472

River Rea
River Neen
River
The River Rea, near Nineveh - geograph.org.uk - 461043.jpg
The Rea near Nineveh
Country England
Counties Shropshire, Worcestershire
Tributaries
 - right Pudding Brook, Rowley Brook, Mill Brook
Mouth
 - location confluence with River Teme

The River Rea is a small river that flows through south east Shropshire, England and passes just to the east of the small market town of Cleobury Mortimer, before entering the Teme at Newnham Bridge in Worcestershire. Its waters eventually reach the Bristol Channel, via the Severn. The upper stretch of the river is known as the Rea Brook. For a short stretch between Cleobury Mortimer and Neen Sollars the river forms part of the Shropshire-Worcestershire border.[citation needed]

It is crossed (at 52°23′15″N 2°28′44″W / 52.387401°N 2.478847°W / 52.387401; -2.478847) by the Elan aqueduct.[1]

The name of the river derives from a root found in many Indo-European languages and means "to run" or "to flow".[citation needed]

The historic or alternative name for the river is the "River Neen" and there are various settlements along its course of that name or variations of it, such as Neen Sollars, Neenton and Neen Savage.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bing aerial imagery; OpenStreetMap