Plantation (3)

Plantation (3)

A field within the Manor of Hendford


Plantation 3 (Parcel 807) 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 3 (Parcel 807) 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 9a 3r 0p.

Plantation 3 (Parcel 807) was bounded on the north by Tucker's Mead  (Parcel 787), Orchard (Parcels 786 and 785) and New Pond (parcel 784). It was bounded to the west by Gage Hill (Parcel 789), to the south by Home Field (Parcel 805) and Footpath Field (Parcel 806). To the south it was bounded by Home Close (Parcel 803) and Aldon Orchard (Parcel 801).

Today Plantation 3 is 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 3 (Parcel 807) is the large dark green area at the centre.