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Miners Arms

The Miners Arms pub is not mentioned in the 18th century churchwarden accounts, poor law records or the  1766 ledgers. Edmund Rack’s survey c1781  makes no mention of it and it is not shown in the the 1794 map The 1840 tithe map shows it was owned by Richard Frapwell and occupied by John Barnard but there is no evidence found so far it operated as a pub at that time.
The Miners Arms is closer to Priddy than Chewton Mendip but it is in what was the Middlesex tithing. The name of the pub gives a clue to its probable customers, it is close to the last known lead mines. It may have doubled as a farm and a pub like the Bell Inn.
 The 1871 census uses the name Miners Arms and shows that Jonathan Speed and his family were the occupants.
 The first school register shows that Jams Bishop was the living there when his children attended school from 1875.
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