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Penn Way

 

A lease dated 4 April 1673 between Sir William Stourton and John Cary of Bridport, Gent, refers to a "Messuage or dwelling house called The Sun now used as a common Inn with a garden plot within the Manor of Kingston near Yeovil at a place called Penn Way was in occupation of Elizabeth Cary, widow Dec’d, now of John Cary held in consideration of the deaths of William Forward and John Bullocke for 99 years on the lives of John Cary, Ruth Cary, wife of John Cary."

Penn Way, also known as Penneway, appears to have been the path across present day Wyndham Hill which commenced close to the Newton Road site of the later Penstyle Turnpike gatehouse. The Sun, therefore, would appear to have stood on the corner of Newton Road and Middle Street roughly where the old Western Gazette offices now stand.

Nothing else is known at this time.