Plantation (2)

Plantation (2)

A field within the Manor of Hendford


Plantation 2 (Parcel 802) was originally within the Manor of Hendford and has been wooded, and part of Aldon Farm, for generations.

At the time of the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, Plantation 2 (Parcel 802) was owned and occupied by John Batten Snr. It was, as its name would suggest, a wooded plantation as a long-term cash crop investment and measured 1a 1r 5p.

Plantation 2 (Parcel 802) was bounded on the west by Aldon Orchard (Parcel 801) and on the north by Mill Close (Parcel 808). To the west and south it was bounded by the parish of Barwick.

Today Plantation 2 is a part of the main valley known locally as Ninesprings. Now a managed mixed woodland, it forms a part of the Yeovil Country Park.

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 2 (Parcel 802) is at centre right.