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Niver Hill

Niver HillNiver Hill is  a name that appears in th 1794 map  which is still used in  modern times although the Niver Lane shown in the old map is barely visible as a grassy depression at the dge of the modern field boundaries.  Bendalls Grove and Payne’s Pond are at the bottom of the map and Eakers Hill is to the right. Greendown is to the right and the top of this picture.
 The purpose of Nivers lane is not clear. It may have been linked to the mines that were once in the area or a quarry and lime kiln that can still be seen in the conifer plantation close to Eakers Hill.
 The churchwarden accounts and the poor book shows that a George Northweaver was paying poor rates for Nivers in the West End but Nivers Lane could mean that it was leading to the Nivers estate elsewhere so at least some of the fields shown could have been in the Middlesex tithing
 A Mr Butcher took over the estate in the 1750s.
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