Paulton village, Somerset
Paulton is a large village and civil parish, with a population of 4,896 located to the north of the Mendip Hills, in the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset.
A former coal mining village and home to the now-closed Polestar Purnells printing factory and Ashman's boot factory, where 'Voidax' safety footwear was manufactured, and in particular Motorcycle speedway boots. The area has been designated as an ‘area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’ under section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
Paulton has a small hospital, a library, fire station, two pre-schools (Noahs Ark Preschool and Acorn Pre-school), an infant school and junior school. The village is served by a Tesco supermarket. There are four pubs in the village: The Red Lion, The Winterfield, The Lamb and The Somerset (on the road to Bath past the village cemetery). Until the mid-1980s, there was also The Queen Victoria, but this was demolished to make way for flats. There are also two members' clubs in the village, Paulton Rovers F.C. and Greyfield's Sports and Social club.
The centre of the village is the location for the war memorial and a small library. There is another war memorial just outside the village which commemorates the location where 23 men were killed on 17 September 1944 when the glider they were flying in crashed en route from R.A.F. Keevil to Arnhem, as part of Operation Market Garden.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: