River Meese

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River Meese near Cherrington
 - location Weston-under-Lizard
 - elevation 123 m (404 ft)
 - coordinates 52°41′33″N 2°15′40″W / 52.6926°N 2.2610°W / 52.6926; -2.2610
Secondary source
 - location Aqualate Mere
 - location River Tern near Great Bolas
 - elevation 54 m (177 ft)
 - coordinates 52°47′01″N 2°32′14″W / 52.7836°N 2.5372°W / 52.7836; -2.5372Coordinates: 52°47′01″N 2°32′14″W / 52.7836°N 2.5372°W / 52.7836; -2.5372

The River Meese is a river in Shropshire, England.

Map showing the River Meese, the other tributaries of the River Tern, and its drainage basin.

It is a tributary of the River Tern, itself a tributary of the River Severn.

The river is only known as the Meese below Aqualate Mere, but its source lies considerably higher via the stream known successively as Dawford Brook, Lynn Brook, Moreton Brook, Back Brook, and Coley Brook, which flows north from its source near the Roman Watling Street (now the A5) just to the east of Weston-under-Lizard until it reaches Aqualate Mere.[1]

For around 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) near Newport, Shropshire it forms the border between Shropshire and Staffordshire, where it is joined by Lonco Brook from the north.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey of Great Britain