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Colliers Close

There are refrences to an estate called Coles Park in the  churchwarden accounts in the early 18th century. These may be a reference to part of Coles farm . Richard Thistle was responsible for this estate for a short period. There are also references to Coly Close in Chewton Mendip which was rented by Richard Thiery in 1745. He was living in Coly between Hinton Blewett and Litton but other members of the  family were paying for an estate in East End. The Thiery estate in Chewton Mendip was sometimes called Acridge Lane which is shown on the   1794 map  but neither Coles Park  or Coly Close are named and no references in the  poor law book of the period has yet ben found.
George Roberts was renting Colliers Close as part of Parsonage Farm in 1785 and this supports the theory that Coles Lane (East) may be named after coal.
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