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Hollow Marsh

Hollow MarshHollow Marsh, is one of the anomalies of the boundary of Chewton Mendip which can be explained by medieval the need to share different types of land between the parishes. Hollow Marsh is closer to Farrington Gurney and the modern parish boundary stops short of Hollow Marsh. However, the need to access to the lush pastures explains why it is now necessary to drive through Litton to get to Chewton Wood. A Hampshire record, 19M61/4175, dated 1785 nine years before this 1794 map was drawn, shows that several fields in Holly Marsh were owned by the Kingsmills and rented by George Roberts.
There was also a property called Holly Marsh, perhaps in the Town tithing,  but sometimes the names get confused.
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