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Picked Close

Picked Close 1840Picked Close  was the name of one or two fields that formed part of Rowdens/Honeywell Farm  or Yorks Farm  in East End in 1766. The origin of the name can only be guessed at but its unusual nature makes it useful for tracking the farms it belonged to although it is difficult matching the 1794 map to the 1840 tithe map because it was next to Red hill which is part of Emborough. However, it is believed it was field 77a  in 1794.
Picked Field 592The field shown above was occupied by Robert Speed in 1840 when it was givne the number 412 but there was another Picked Close near to Sperrings Green Lane that was occupied by James Selway. It was number 396 in the 1792 map and 592 in the 1840 map.
  The Selways were the tenants of ‘Nobels‘ in 1766 which included Picked Close as one of the fileds sugesting that Nobels may have been the building shown next to Sperrings Gren Lane which is no longer standing.
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