Lox Yeo River

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Lox Yeo
Lox Yeo River.jpg
Lox Yeo River with the M5 motorway in the background
Country England
State Somerset
District North Somerset
 - 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; -2.88806Coordinates: 51°17′28″N 2°53′17″W / 51.29111°N 2.88806°W / 51.29111; -2.88806
Length 4 mi (6 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]


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