River Evenlode

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The Evenlode at Ascott-under-Wychwood
Country England
Counties Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire
 - left River Glyme
Towns/Villages Stow-on-the-Wold, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Chadlington, Charlbury, Cassington
 - location Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, Cotswold Hills
Mouth River Thames
 - location Above King's Lock
Discharge for Cassington Mill
 - average 3.70 m3/s (131 cu ft/s)
 - max 26.7 m3/s (943 cu ft/s) 28 December 1979
 - min 0.12 m3/s (4 cu ft/s) 25 August 1976

The River Evenlode is a river in England which is a tributary of the Thames in Oxfordshire. It rises near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire in the Cotswold Hills and flows south-east passing near Stow-on-the-Wold, Charlbury, Bladon, and Cassington, and its valley provides the route of the southern part of the Cotswold Line.

The River Evenlode passes through many villages and towns in Oxfordshire including Ascott-under-Wychwood, Chadlington and Charlbury. The river joins the Thames approximately one mile down river from Cassington on the reach above King's Lock 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Oxford.

The river is largely privately owned, used for fishing and other leisure activities. The Environment Agency has undertaken restoration work, as of 2008, to recover from the effects of excessive dredging.[1] Powered craft are not allowed on the river. Hilaire Belloc commemorated the river in some of his poetry.

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  1. ^ "Environment Agency Fish and their environment". Archived from the original on January 11, 2007. 
Next confluence upstream River Thames Next confluence downstream
River Windrush (north) River Evenlode Dukes Cut (for Oxford Canal) (north)

Coordinates: 51°47′N 1°20′W / 51.783°N 1.333°W / 51.783; -1.333