The Blind Yeo, a man-made channel constructed in 1949, serves the purpose of mitigating flooding issues in the Kenn Valley. This newly established channel spans approximately 2.5 miles across the coastal clay belt, originating from the Kenn River. The outfall sluice is located approximately 1 mile north of the former Kenn estuary. Clevedon Pill, a small harbor situated at the mouth of the Blind Yeo and south of Clevedon, is captured by the camera lens. The name "Clevedon" finds its origins in the Old English language, where "cleve" means 'cleave' or 'cleft,' and "don" denotes 'hill.'Wain's Hill, an univallate Iron Age hill fort, is positioned around 1 mile southwest of Clevedon. This hill fort is characterized by steep natural slopes on its southern and northern sides, complemented by two ramparts on the eastern side. The Domesday Book of 1086 mentions Clevedon as a holding under the tenancy of a prominent figure named Mathew of Mortaigne, with eight villagers and ten smallholders. Clevedon formed part of the Portbury Hundred, and within its boundaries, two small rivers, the Land Yeo and Middle Yeo, supported at least two mills. The Tuck Mills, located in the fields south of Clevedon Court, were utilized for fulling cloth. Other mills near Wain's Hill likely originated in the early 17th century.
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Clevedon, akin to the wider South West England region, experiences a temperate climate characterized by milder and wetter conditions compared to the rest of the country. The annual mean temperature hovers around 10 °C (50.0 °F). The seasonal temperature variation is less pronounced than in many other parts of the United Kingdom due to the influence of adjacent sea temperatures. The warmest months are typically July and August, with mean daily maximum temperatures reaching approximately 21 °C (69.8 °F). Winter months exhibit common mean minimum temperatures of around 1 °C (33.8 °F) or 2 °C (35.6 °F).During the summer, the Azores high pressure system impacts the southwestern region of England, although convective clouds occasionally form inland, resulting in reduced sunshine hours. The annual sunshine levels slightly fall short of the regional average of 1,600 hours. Autumn and winter rainfall primarily originate from Atlantic depressions, which are most active during those seasons. In summer, rainfall is often a consequence of ground heating by the sun, leading to convection, showers, and thunderstorms. On average, Clevedon receives approximately 700 mm (28 in) of rainfall annually, with 8 to 15 days of snowfall being typical. The months of November to March exhibit the highest mean wind speeds, while June to August experience the lightest winds. The prevailing wind direction originates from the southwest.