Eight Acres (1)

Eight Acres (1)

Accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh


Eight Acres (1) (Parcel 1186) was accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh. Accommodation land is a term that originated in the early nineteenth-century and was applied to land, often adjoining a town or village, that was let for cultivation or pasture. Accommodation land generally did not form part of a farm.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment (at least the copy held in the Heritage Centre at Taunton), does not record the details of Eight Acres (1), but its name suggests its size. However, by the time of the 1919 sale of the six Marsh Farms, it had been combined with Perry's Mead (Parcel 1185) to form a single large field of 10a 0r 8p used as accommodation pasture land for grazing livestock.

Eight Acres (1) (Parcel 1186) was bounded on the south by the small Yeovil Marsh stream that eventually joins the River Yeo below Pill Bridge, Ilchester. To the west it was bounded by Perry's Mead (Parcel 1185), to the north by Six Acres (Parcel 1182) and to the east by Green Moor.

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