Midford Brook

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Midford Brook
Midford Brook viaduct.jpg
Railroad viaduct over Midford Brook at Midford
DistrictBath and North East Somerset
Physical characteristics
SourceWellow Brook & Cam Brook
 ⁃ locationMidford, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, England
 ⁃ coordinates51°20′27″N 2°20′32″W / 51.34083°N 2.34222°W / 51.34083; -2.34222
MouthRiver Avon
 ⁃ location
Dundas Aqueduct
 ⁃ coordinates
51°21′40″N 02°18′36″W / 51.36111°N 2.31000°W / 51.36111; -2.31000Coordinates: 51°21′40″N 02°18′36″W / 51.36111°N 2.31000°W / 51.36111; -2.31000

Midford Brook is a small river in Somerset, England.

It is formed by convergence of the Wellow Brook and Cam Brook at Midford. It passes Tucking Mill and joins the River Avon close to the Dundas Aqueduct and the remains of the Somerset Coal Canal.[1] For its entire length it defines the boundary between Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire.[2]

Although the Midford Brook is named on Ordnance Survey maps,[3] the Environment Agency does not recognise it, instead identifying the Wellow Brook as continuing to the Avon.[4]

The Midford Brook has a catchment area of 147.4 km2 which is largely over impermeable Lias. The deep steep-sided valley means that it responds rapidly to rainfall.[5]


  1. ^ "KandAC mile 70". Kennet and Avon Scrapbook 2000. University of Portsmouth. Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  2. ^ "Election Maps - Limpley Stoke parish". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps of Great Britain, sheet ST76". National Library of Scotland. 1958. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Wellow Brook". Environment Agency - Catchment Data Explorer. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ "53005 - Midford Brook at Midford". Station summaries. The National River Flow Archive. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2009-09-12.