A Civil parish about five miles south of Bath falling within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It used to have a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, which closed in 1966, and a tunnel on the Radstock arm of the Somerset Coal Canal. There is a low water crossing and late medieval Packhorse bridge over Wellow Brook.
The parish church is dedicated to St. Julian and has origins before the 12th Century although the present building dates from 1372. It is a grade I listed building.
There is a viaduct at Wellow