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Vespasian Farm

Vespasian Farm  is between Green Ore and  Nedge and is named after a pig of Roman lead found in one of the fields. Whilst it may be named after one of the oldest objects found in the village, it is a relatively new building. Like nearby Shooters Bottom, it is not shown on the 1794 map and both the 1800 and  1839 tithe map shows a blank space.
The fields may have formed part of an farm mentioned in the 18th century churchwarden accounts or  poor book  that may have been in the  Middlesex tithing but other records show that it was part of the Mendip Forest or Green Ore Farm.
 It got its name from the discovery of Roman ingots of lead in the 1950s.
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