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Landscape features,  unlike properties built by humans, are enduring may define a place or location. Some farms and other forms of business take their names from a landscape feature  rather than families. Landscape features are sometimes more reliable than the tithing areas referred to in the past. Some features may define the origins of the village.
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Adams The Adams family have left it their name in There was also a Adams Lane.
Adams Corner Adams Corner is in the West End
Adams Grove Adams Grove is in the former Middlesex tithing
Adams Lane Adams Lane is a name that is no longer used but it was in the East End.
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Barrows Bronze  age burials mounds can be seen at the top of  Chew Hill / Kingshill,  Priddy and other areas.
Bathway Crossroads Bathway Cross roads on the main road  forms a boundary between the four tithings.
Bendall’s Grove Bendall’s Grove is now just a wood but there was a farm nearby.
Burges Coombe Burges’s Coombe is in the west of the parish.
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Chew Down Chew Down is the  ridge on the northern edge of the village.
Chew Head  The source of the river Chew is just called Chew Head.
Chew Hill Chew Hill or Chewton Hill  is generally considered to be is the steep hill with a sharp bend on the northern edge of the village that links Chew head to Chewdown but other parts of the parish have been called Chew Hill in the past
Chew river Four villages take their name from the river Chew that originates in Chewton Mendip
Cutler’s Green Cutler’s Green may have been named after the Cutler but no link has been established to that family and the location. It is possible the Cutlers were tenants of the Kingsmill family so their records.
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D

Drial’s  Lane Drial’s Lane  is now just a muddy track but it was a major road in the 17th and 18th centuries
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E

Eakers Hill. Eakers Hill is the name of a feature to the east of the farm of the same name.
East End East End was one of the former tithings.
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F

Ford The hamlet of Ford straddles the parish boundaries of Litton and Chewton Mendip on the Litton Road
 
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H

Haydon’s well Haydon’s Well was near Lower Street, possibly in Batch Cottage
Honeywell  Lane Honeywell Lane  is in East End
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J

Jenks Lane Jenks Lane joined East End with Shooters Bottom
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L

Lasbury Lane Lasbury lane connected Nedge Gate with Adams Grove
Litton Road  Various buildings linked to agriculture were situated in the short piece of road between Chewton Mendip and Litton.
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M

Mannings Lane Mannings lane is a reminder that there was a farm called Mannings somewhere in the East End.
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N

Neat Place  Nedge is a contraction of ‘The Edge’ or ‘Edge Hill’ and is derived from the relative steep hill above Nedge Lane
Nedge  The hill on the south of the village is called Nedge
Nedge Gate  The 1740 map describes the ‘V’ shaped feature on brow of Nedge Hill  which is the approximate position of the upper row of cottages as Nedge Gate.
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P

 Payne’s Pond  Payne’s Pond is in west End
 Purnell’s Lane The curved feature in east end between Rowdens and Mannings lane was called Purnell’s Lane in 1800.
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Q

Quarrs Quarrs Farm is now a private house. Quarr could be derived from quarry or choir. It is now a private house.
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R

Red Hill Red Hill is split between  Emborough  and Chewton Mendip.
Reeves Lane Reeves Lane  wasnear Eaker’s Hill
Red Quarr  Red Quarr is now a private house or small holding
Redsheard  Red Sheard is now a private house but there were several cottage there
Rowdens lane  See Honeywell Farm.
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Shooters Bottom Shooters Bottom was a Kingsmill property in 1794 so it is not shown in the map of that date
Sperring Green Sperrings Green is the relatively wide road in front of Sperring Green farm
Stockhill Stockhill is now a forestry plantation but it was once farmland.
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Tor Hole  Sometimes spelt Tar Hole, Tor Hole is between the village of Chewton Mendip and Priddy
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W

Waldegrave Pool The correct name for ‘Priddy Pool’ is Waldegrave Pool.
West End  West End  was one of the former tithings.
White Stile  White stile cottage may have taken its name form the crossroads it is built on
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