At the time of his death in 1827 William HIPPISLEY held the leaseholds of three farms in Chewton Mendip: Lower East End Farm (top left),
East End Farm (top right) and Dudwell Field Farm (bottom  left). He also appears to have owned Quarrs Farm (bottom right). The farmhouse
at Lower East End farm dates from the 17th century and the exterior has probably changed little since William HIPPISLEY's day, though for
many years it was subdivided into separate cottages. The current farmhouse at East End Farm was probably built in the second half of the
18th century suggesting that either William or his grandfather initiated the work. The present farmhouse at Dudwell Field Farm dates from
the early 19th century and it isn't known if the HIPPISLEYs still held the leasehold when the farmhouse was built, though William's cousin
Edward Burgess HIPPISLEY was living at Dudwell Field Farm in 1841. The farmhouse at Quarrs Farm also appears to have been built in the
early 19th century, but as with Dudwell Field Farm it isn't known whether the HIPPISLEYs were responsible for the work. All the above
photographs were kindly provided by Richard Loxton and may not be used elsewhere without permission.