Paulton is a large village and civil parish located to the Norton of the Mendip Hills within Bath and North East Somerset. Paulton is a former coal mining village and has an area that 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’. in the centre of the village is a war memorial with another located just outside the village to the south west. 

Paulton has a small hospital, doctors surgery, dentist, chemist, nursing home, library, public swimming pool, newsagent, travel agent, two convenience stores, a petrol station, three takeaways, fire station, two pre-schools; Noah’s Ark Preschool and Acorn Pre-school, an infant school and primary school.