Wellow Brook, Somerset

Wellow Brook, Somerset

Geobox River
name = Wellow Brook
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image_caption = Medieval Packhorse bridge at Wellow, Somerset
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country = England
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state = Somerset
state_type = County
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district =
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city = Radstock
city1 = Wellow
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source_location = Kilmersdon
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source_state = Somerset
source_country = England
source_lat_d = 51
source_lat_m = 15
source_lat_s = 34
source_lat_NS = N
source_long_d = 2
source_long_m = 26
source_long_s = 00
source_long_EW = W
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mouth_name = Midford Brook
mouth_location = Midford
mouth_district = Bath and North East Somerset
mouth_region =
mouth_state = Somerset
mouth_country = England
mouth_lat_d = 51
mouth_lat_m = 20
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mouth_long_s = 32
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tributary_right = River Somer
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The Wellow brook is a small river in Somerset, England.

It rises to the south of Kilmersdon where it is joined by the River Somer and flows through Wellow before joining the Cam Brook at Midford to form Midford Brook before joining the River Avon close to the Dundas Aqueduct.

Along its length are the remains of the Somerset Coal Canal which served the Somerset coalfield.

The valley sides are rounded and undulating through erosion. There are several springs dotted along the valley sides and the resultant streams are often lined with trees. The junction of the valley sides with the base is usually gentle and rounded and the valley floors are narrow but flat with the brooks meandering freely across their flood plain. The brook is quite deep in places and frequently has steep sides. This was taken advantage of in making anti-tank defences during World War II when a large number of concrete bunkers known as pillboxes were built as part of the GHQ Line to defend against an expected German invasion. [cite web | title=Area 12 Cam and Wellow Brook Valleys | work=BANES Rural Landscapes | url=http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/BathNES/environmentandplanning/landandpremises/Landscape/rlarea12.htm | accessdate=2007-09-26]

The area is of interest to the Cam Valley Wildlife Group.


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