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West End

West EndWest End is another of the former tithings of Chewton Mendip that is still used to describe part of the village. This extract from the 1794 map does not show all of the former tithing and probably includes part of the Town tithing but it is useful to identify where some of the farms and other features. The tithing bordered onto Litton on the west and the Middlesex tithing to the south. The west End tithing may be divided into several distinct areas, this map shows the concentration nearest to the centre of the village.
 The building pictured and name Jenkins esq and is the site of Chewton Priory. The bottom right hand corner of the map is explained in the page for Bathway.  Sages Lane leads to Sages Farm which was also a Jenkins property in 1794. The building in field 312 is Sperrings Green Farm but that is not to be confused with Sperrings Lane or what has been called Sperrings Green Lane.
The buildings in fields 363 is Rookery Farm (West End) and there are signs of abandoned cottages in fields 374 and 407 next to 376.  Burgess Coombe can be seen in this map and is the focus of another web page but Burge’s farm was probably considered part of the West End.
 Coles Farm and the ‘old’ Coles Lane can be seen in the top left hand corner. Ivy Cottage, Adams Corner and perhaps the White House/Clouds could be considered part of this group
The ‘Gost Town’
Grove farm and West End Farm  are further west and are not shown on this map but are still standing. They  formed part of another group of buildings, farms and mines centred on Eakers Hill  or Reeves Lane which are no longer standing. All they is left are the marks of old roads, abandoned houses and mine workings,
The abondoned mines included Bendall’s Grove/Hazel Farm, Paynes and the mysterious sacrafield property which has not been named but may have been  Whyches or several other farms. Rosewells, Bechamps , Nobles and other properties may have been in this area. Niver Hill, Mearn’s Cross  and  York lane are connected to the ‘Ghost town’.
Semi-detached part of Priddy
 The road on the left of the map leads to Tor Hole and Red Quarr and the semi-detached part of Chewton Mendip near Priddy which contained Alfords and Wills farmss. It is described as ‘semi-detached’ because it was separated from the main part of Chewton Mendip by ‘Mendip forest’ or common grazing land until the enclosures of the late 18th century, early 19th century.
 Hollow Marsh
 Hollow Marsh is in the extreme north-west of the village next to  Farrington Gurney and Ston Easton. This may have been a deer park or hay meadow and most farms held some land in Hollow Marsh.
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