River Yeo (South Somerset)
River Yeo in Ilchester
|Name origin: Celtic river-name gifl 'forked river'. Old English ēa 'river'|
|- left||Bearley Brook|
|- right||Trent Brook|
|Cities||Sherborne, Bradford Abbas, Yeovil, Mudford, Yeovilton, Ilchester|
|Landmarks||Sherborne Castle, Newton Surmaville, RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron)|
|- location||Henstridge Bowden, West Dorset|
|- location||Langport, South Somerset, Somerset, England|
|Length||15 mi (24 km)|
The river rises in Dorset, in the North Dorset Downs. It flows through Sherborne, and the Somerset towns of Yeovil, Yeovilton and Ilchester, to which it gives its name, and joins the River Parrett near Langport. For a few miles east of Yeovil, it forms the county boundary between Somerset and Dorset.
The river is navigable for light craft for 8 miles (13 km) from the Parrett to Ilchester.
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