Plantation (1)

Plantation (1)

A field within the Manor of Hendford


Plantation 1 (Parcel 794) was originally within the Manor of Hendford and has been wooded for generations.

At the time of the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, Plantation 1 (Parcel 794) was owned and occupied by Frederick Greenham. It was, as its name would suggest, a wooded plantation as a long-term cash crop investment and measured 1a 1r 0p.

Plantation 1 (Parcel 794) was bounded on the east by the Dorchester Road, on the north by Braggchurch (Parcel 779), on the west by German's Grove (Parcel 793) and on the south by the access drive to Aldon Farm.

Today Aldon Orchard appears to be part of a continuous wood surrounding Aldon on the north, east and south.

For details on historic land measurement (ie acres, roods and perches) click here.



This map, based on the descriptions in the 1589 Terrier and the 1846 Tithe Map of Yeovil shows the approximate boundaries of the Manors of Kingston and Hendford as well as the manorial three-field system used in Kingston.


The 1842 Tithe Map showing the Aldon area and the parcels of Aldon Farm shaded light green. Plantation 1 (Parcel 794) is in the lower left quadrant.