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River Idle
Origin Confluence of River Maun and River Meden
Mouth River Trent
Basin countries England

The River Idle is a river in Nottinghamshire, England. Its source is the confluence of the River Maun and River Meden, near Markham Moor. From there, it flows north through Retford and Bawtry before entering the River Trent at Stockwith near Misterton.

Most of the land surrounding the river is a broad flood plain, which is now partly occupied by a number of sand and gravel pits. Its main tributaries are the River Poulter and the River Ryton.

In the year 616[1], the East Angles under Raedwald defeated the Northumbrians under Æthelfrith here, and Æthelfrith was killed. The battle resulted in the establishment of Edwin as king of Northumbria. The site of the battle was believed to be that of the present day village of Eaton, on the southern edge of the town of East Retford.

References

  1. ^ Smurthwaite, D. (1994). The Complete Guide to the Battlefields of Britain, p.34. Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth. ISBN 0 7181 3655 1.

Coordinates: 53°27′N 0°49′W / 53.45°N 0.817°W / 53.45; -0.817


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