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Tor Hole Cottage

Tor Hole CottageTor Hole Cottage is near the site of former mining   area that wasowned by the  Waldegraves. A building is shown in the 1740, 1794 and 1839 maps which may form part of the building that is still standing today. Tor Hole was normally considered to be in the  West End  but the Middlesex tithing was on the other side of the road.
A Widow Selway was the occupant in 1740 map when it was close to a lead mine called ‘Bishops’ but it is not certain if the map was still in operation at the time. She was probably Sarah James of Ston Easton who married James Selway of Chewton married  on 26/1/1730-1.
There were several other cottages  in the are and the footpath that runs by Tor Hole Cottage used to be a road which may have been more significant than the modern road when the mines were in operation.
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