Lox Yeo River

Lox Yeo

Lox Yeo River.jpg
Lox Yeo River with the M5 motorway in the background
Country England
State Somerset
District North Somerset
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ location Winscombe, North Somerset, Somerset, England
 ⁃ coordinates 51°18′57″N 2°50′55″W  /  51.31583°N 2.84861°W  / 51.31583; -2.84861
Mouth River Axe
 ⁃ location
Loxton, North Somerset, Somerset, England
 ⁃ coordinates
51°17′28″N 2°53′17″W  /  51.29111°N 2.88806°W  / 51.29111; -2.88806 Coordinates: 51°17′28″N2°53′17″W / 51.29111°N 2.88806°W / 51.29111; -2.88806
Length 4 mi (6.4 km)

The Lox Yeo is a short river in North Somerset, England. It rises at Winscombe and flows south west for about 6 kilometres (4 mi) to join the River Axe near Loxton.

The river flows through a gap in the Mendip Hills between Crook Peak and Bleadon Hill, through which the M5 motorway now runs.

The river was once known simply as the Lox. The name appears to be of Celtic origin, and means either "winding stream"[1] or "bright one".[2]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Ekwall (1928) English River Names Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Breeze, A. (2007): Review of The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-NamesArchived 2013-08-12 at the Wayback Machine

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