Four Acres (1)

Four Acres (1)

Accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh


Four Acres (1) (Parcel 1187) 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 Four Acres (1) although another source recorded its size as 4a 0r 4p.

Four Acres (1) (Parcel 1187) was bounded on the south by Flood Hatch (Parcel 1208), to the west by Foxey (Parcel 1209) and to the north and east by Water Mead (Parcel 1188).

By the time of the 1919 sale of the six Marsh farms, Four Acres (1) had been combined with Lower Eight Acres (Parcel 1207), Flood Hatch (Parcel 1187) and Water Mead (Parcel 1188) to form one large field of accommodation land.

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