Coppice (2)

Coppice (2)

A small wood of Marsh Hill Farm, Yeovil Marsh


Coppice (2) (Parcel 1111) was a small wood of Marsh Hill Farm (today's Smoke Acre Farm), Yeovil Marsh. A coppice is an area of woodland in which the trees or shrubs are periodically cut back to ground level to stimulate growth and provide firewood or timber.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment recorded that Coppice (2) was owned by Yeovil solicitor William Lambert White and let to James Pope. Pope also farmed the adjoining Pear Tree Farm. Coppice (2) was described as a wood and measured 0a 2r 30p.

In August 1884 Marsh Hill Farm, including Coppice (2) was sold to a Mr Legg. The new tenant was John Trent - who quit the farm in November 1885. The following tenant farmer was a Mr Mead, followed by John Pearce in the latter part of the 1890s and in to the 1900s. During the early 1920s, Marsh Hill Farm was farmed by Mr F R Rendell, who quit the farm in December 1928.

Coppice (2) (Parcel 1111) was bounded on the south by Marsh Hill Farm's farmhouse and orchard (Parcel 1112), to the west and north by Washing Pool Ground (Parcel 1116) and to the east by Long Croft Coppice (Parcel 1110).


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Map & Aerial Photograph

Today's Smoke Acre Farm, the earlier Marsh Hill Farm, courtesy of Mr Google.


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