When was New Cut first established, and what is the significance of its name? Local tradition suggests that it must have existed around the time of the Napoleonic wars and that the cottages called Blue Barracks were used by cavalrymen who were billeted there in the time of the wars. Is there any evidence to back this story up?

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Photograph of Blue Barracks and part of New Cut, taken in 1922 (photo courtesy of V.B.)