Wellow, Somerset

Wellow, Somerset

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Wellow, Somerset

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Wellow is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, about south of Bath. The parish, which includes the hamlet of Twinhoe has a population of 511. It falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is recognised as having special architectural and historic interest, which led to it being designated as a Conservation Area in 1983.

History

There is a low water crossing (Irish Bridge) and late mediaeval packhorse bridge over Wellow Brook.

A little further south is the Neolithic chambered tomb known as Stoney Littleton Long Barrow. The Long Barrow, which is also known as Bath Tumulus and the Wellow Tumulus, is a Neolithic chambered tomb with multiple burial chambers. Internally it consists of a long gallery with three pairs of side chambers and an end chamber. There is a fossil ammonite decorating the left-hand door jamb.The site was excavated by John Skinner in 1816-17 who gained the entry through a hole originally made about 1760. The excavation revealed the bones (some burned) of several individuals.

In the 1880s and 1890s a small mine extracting and drying Fuller's earth was situated between Wellow and Stoney Littleton and also on Hassage Hill.

Wellow Station, on the Somerset and Dorset Joint......
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