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East Chinnock village, Somerset

East Chinnock is a village and civil parish situated on the A30 road 4 miles southwest of Yeovil in the South Somerset district. The parish had a population of 546 in 2002.

The origin of the name Chinnock is uncertain. It may be derived from the Old English 'cinu' meaning ravine or 'cinn' meaning a chin shaped hill, with the addition of ock meaning little. An alternative derivation may be an old hill-name of Celtic origin.

The Chinnocks were held as one estate in Saxon times by Wynflaed under Shaftesbury Abbey but by the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 East Chinnock was a separate estate. It was granted to Robert, Count of Mortain and his son William gave it to Montacute Priory who held it until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539, when it was bought by the Portmans of Orchard Portman.

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Yeovil, Crewkerne, Langport and Castle Cary.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowChard

arrowSomerton

arrowLangport

arrowShepton Mallet

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowYeovil

	arrowCrewkerne

	arrowLangport

	arrowMartock

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Ilchester, Martock, Yeovil and Chard.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Montacute

	arrowMontacute TV, Radio and Toy Museum

	arrowMontacute House

South Petherton

	arrowEast Lambrook Manor Gardens

Ilchester

	arrowIlchester Museum

Ilminster

	arrowBarrington Court

	arrowPerry's Cider Mills

	arrowWarehouse Theatre

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