On Four In A Bed this week, one of the B&Bs was in a vil­lage with the bizarre name of Chew Magna. You’ve got to tell me more about that, Queries Man! – T.

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - Advice -

The manor of Chew in Somerset was held by the Bish­ops of Bath and Wells from 1062 to 1548, and there­fore was called Bishop’s Chew.

Since 1600, the name has been Chew Magna as this has been the most im­por­tant of sev­eral vil­lages along the River Chew. And Magna comes from the Latin for ‘the great’.

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