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Maps

 Maps give a visual image of places and locations. Modern maps are drawn to precision but they are still just drawings that are out of date as soon as they are completed. Satellite and aerial photography provide more accurate and realistic views but historic maps provide a glimpse of the past. Generally speaking, the older the map the less accurate it is but that is not always the case.
The Hobhouse map is one of the earliest large scale maps of the area.
 An undated map which is estimated to have been drawn between 1640 and 1700 shows the Mendip Forest.
The 1740 map is detailed and matched by ledgers that list the Waldegrave tenants. It may be used to identify the properties listed in 1766.
The 1766 map is faded and does not provide much detail but the 1740 map may be used as an alternative.
The Bowen map was published in 1777 and is a reasonably accurate  large-scale map of Somerset.
Extracts from a map of the Waldegrave estates in 1794 are used to illustrate the location of  some properties and areas.
 Neither the 1785 or 1848 lists of Kingsmill properties are supported by maps.
 A map dated c1800 confusingly titled ‘Chewton Hill’ shows the newly enclosed land between Priddy and Shooters Bottom.
The 1807 map shows the whole village and is based on the 1794 map.
The 1838-1840 tithe apportionment map matches proprietors of land to their holdings.
Copies of the 1884 ordinance survey map can be purchased.
 The 1902 map was based on an 1833 survey but only shows part of the village.
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