A field of the Newton Surmaville Estate


Coppice (Parcel 849), was a long, thin roadside woodland forming part of the Newton Surmaville Estate that was not leased out as Newton Farm.  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.

At the time of the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, Coppice was owned and occupied by George Harbin. It was recorded as a wood and measured 1a 1r 35p.

Coppice (Parcel 849) was bordered on the west by Newton Road and on the east by Rookery (Parcel 848) and Crickets Ham (Parcel 850).

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 Newton Surmaville Estate shaded mid-green and the parcels of Newton Farm shaded light green. Coppice (Parcel 849) is at top centre.