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Red Hill Farm

Red Hill FarmRed Hill Farm is in Embororough but part of Red Hill is in Chewton Mendip and so properties classed as being in the East End may physically be on Red Hill. It takes its name from the colour of the soil which provides a clue to the minerals in the area. There used to be a calamine quarry or mine behind Red hill Farm and Swallow Pits Farm.
The mining link may also explain the reference to a holding called Reeves that is mentioned in a ledger of leases compiled in 1766. A Reeve is traditionally seen as a medieval term used for an estate manager but Reeves Lane on the opposite side of the village may have been named after the reeve appoint to manage the mines in that area.
Redh Hill CottageThe house on the right is on a cross roads between Red Hill Farm and Shooters Bottom in one direction and Double Farm and Emborough in the other direction. Warhams is next to this cottage in the direction of Emborough and Binigar.
WarehamsWarehams probably got its name from a family called Wareham who were living here in the Victorian era according to the school registers.
Redhill FieldsThe 1794 map map shows the part of Red Hill that was in Chewton Mendip but the site of Red Hill Farm is blank because it was, and is, in Emborough. The field marked with a single tree and the words Red Hill may have been owned by the Kingsmills. The road in the top left hand corner is Mannings lane.
The 1766 ledger shows that the Scutt family held land near Binigar that may have been the property in plot 890 that appears to be marooned in the blank space. The 18th century poor book make reference to the Scutts paying rates in East End but some of the earlier records in the churchwarden account may refer to Scuts Hill in the Town tithing. The picture on the left is now the bottom of a garden of the property that is now called Warehams but it may have bee the building in plot 890 in 1794. The 1840 map shows there was still a cottage on the site occupied by William Church.
Huish RedhillThe 1840 map also shows there was cottages on the opposite side of the road that was occupied by Joseph Huish. Huish was a name that was still spelt differently in the Victorian era so he may have been Joseph Hewish. The large mound may be the rubble left over from the properties that have been demolished.
This plantation is on the site of a cottage that was occupied by James Gould. The wind turbine at Shooters Bottom can be seen in the top right hand corner.
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