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Tithing Areas

Tithings were the smallest unit of local government that originated in the Saxon era if not earlier. Chewton Mendip used to consist of the following tithings all of which used to be more significant places of employment and habitation.
East End which mainly borders on Emborough and Ston Easton and is a term still used today.
Middlesex  was the block of land between Nedge and Tor Hole with the Mendip Forest defining the southern boundary and Bathway the northern boundary.
Town is the core of the main village.
West End is another name that survives and describes the group of cottages and farms. The fields border Litton and are physically close to fields in the Harptrees. It also included the land near Priddy.
 Widcombe used to be a detached tithing that is now part of the West Harptree and Hinton Blewett.
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