East Chinnock

A small friendly village in Somerset, set halfway between Crewkerne and Yeovil, south facing on the side of East Chinnock Hill.


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Emigration from East Chinnock in the 1840

17 October 2020

 

For several centuries before the 1840s Britain had sought to reduce its population by encouraging emigration. Schemes had been devised by many with the hope of riches and settlements ...

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The Feoffees

17 October 2020

Their official status is that they are:

Trustees of the East Chinnock Poors Land Charity, Registered Number 235824 and they are the administrators and guardians of one of th...

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East Chinnock's Famous Salt Spring

17 October 2020

Barrows Farm was once an important place, an outpost of Montacute Priory and the site of a valuable salt spring.

 

References to the "Salt Spring" may be found in the following b...

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Tales From The Archives

17 October 2020

Village Tensions Spilled Over Into Stabbing Attack

The "dancing party" in the Hare and Hounds Inn at East Chinnock on Shrove Tuesday 16 February, 1858, brought young men and women from the v...

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East Chinnock In The News

17 October 2020

Farmer’s Ploughing Mishap Cuts Off Water Supply

3rd September 2009

Several East Chinnock residents were left without water last weekend after a...

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East Chinnock - Village Echoes

17 October 2020

There are 125 pages

It's full of history, pictures & stories not available on this web site.

Published at the turn of the Millennium to celebrate the history of East Chinnock in t...

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Armed Forces Support

10 October 2020

Service in Afghanistan

Armed Forces Support

Several military personnel from East Chinnock served in Afgha...

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East Chinnock and D-Day  WW2

10 October 2020

The 6th June this year (2014) will be the 70th anniversary of the D-Day of Operation ‘Overlord’, the invasion of German-occupied France by the Western Allies; the long-awaited ‘Se...

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The Memorial Seat

17 October 2000

A selection of photos from the installation and dedication of The Memorial Seat.

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Somerset Farm Trouble

27 June 1913

Western Gazette Friday June 27th 1913

Stoke-under-Ham is experiencing a labour dispute of an uncommon nature in the West of England, and there’s a grave possibility th...

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Schools and Schooling in East Chinnock

17 October 1787

From medieval times education in East Chinnock is likely to have been undertaken in some form by monks from Montacute Priory and continued spasmodically until we have written records.

An ear...

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World War 1

World War 1

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

When the Queen came through the Village

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