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The Somerset Frome flows for a distance of approximately 21 miles. The river rises near to Bungalow Farm, Cannwood. On it’s journey to Witham Priory, a distance of approx. 2.25 miles, it is joined by a further head streams from the south west side which flows through the valley between Wanstrow and Upton Noble and from the south east flowing from Witham Park. From Witham Friary the river travels in a north easterly direction close to Lower Marston where streams formed in Marston Wood and Little Bradley join on the river’s east flank and streams formed around Trudoxhill join on the west flank. From Lower Marston the river continues past Blatchbridge and then flows through Frome Town. Just north of Frome at Spring Gardens it is joined by the Mells River. It continues in a north easterly direction past Oldford and Beckington and is joined by the Henhambridge Brook just south of Rode. It passes to the east of Rode and then flows through Tellisford. It then flows generally north past Farliegh Hungerford and meanders around Westwood to join the River Avon at Freshford. This camera was installed and is maintained by the Environment Agency and can be viewed here. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Tellisford is a village and civil parish 6 miles  north-east of Frome in the Mendip district of Somerset. The parish includes the village of Woolverton. The village was known as Tefleford in 1001 and Tablesford in 1086 meaning Theabul's ford or ford at a flat place. The parish of Woolverton was part of the hundred of Frome, while Tellisford was part of the Wellow Hundred. The manor was acquired by the Hungerfords of Farleigh Hungerford in the early 15th century who used the fulling mill to endow their chantry chapel. The cloth making industry continuing until 1912. The village was partially destroyed by a serious fire in 1785. Tellisford is one of the Thankful Villages which lost no men in World War I. It also lost no men in World War II.