Highcliff Nab

From a boundary stone on Black Nab. Highcliff Nab is in the distance. The farm is mapped as Highcliffe Farm on the O.S. 1:25000 but Codhill Farm at larger scales, a name that has appeared on the maps since the first edition was published in 1856. The 1856 names the nearest field as Bold Venture, no doubt associated with the Joseph Pease’s new ironstone venture; Hutton Mine having only opened just three years earlier in November 1853. The name still survives as Bold Venture Gill.


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