Farms & Market Gardening – Index Page
The richness of the soil in the parish of Merriott encouraged the development of Market Gardening from the 18th century. The parish is surrounded by streams, and also watered by a brook which cuts off the southern part centred on Marks Barn and Shutteroaks houses. The brook drove both the Billing’s and the Court mills. The main streets of the village form a triangle around a former open field called Hitchen or Landshare.
In Dunning’s A History of Somerset, Merriott is mentioned as having a tree nursery as early as 1370; and also as supporting one of the largest nurseries in the county.
Farms – Their Farmers & Workers
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Shutteroaks Mark’s Barn/ Mark’s Farm Bow Mill Sockety Farm Waterloo Farm Rectory Farm Moorlands Farm
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