River Yeo (South Somerset)
River Yeo in Ilchester
|Etymology||Celtic river-name gifl 'forked river'. Old English ēa 'river'|
|Cities||Sherborne, Bradford Abbas, Yeovil, Mudford, Yeovilton, Ilchester|
|⁃ location||Henstridge Bowden, South Somerset|
|Langport, South Somerset, Somerset, England|
|Length||15 mi (24 km)|
|⁃ left||Bearley Brook|
|⁃ right||Trent Brook|
The river rises in southern Somerset, in the North Dorset Downs region. It flows through the town of Sherborne and Sherbourne Lake in north Dorset, 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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