Garland's Coppice

Garland's Coppice

A wood of the Newton Surmaville Estate


Garland's Coppice (Parcel 825), was 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, Garland's Coppice was owned and occupied by George Harbin. It was recorded as a wood and measured 7a 3r 18p.

Garland's Coppice (Parcel 825) was bordered on the east by Newton Road, on the south by Little Middle Hills (Parcel 826) and to the north by Middle Paddock (Parcel 840), Yonder Paddock (Parcel 839) and Six Acre Orchard (Parcel 838).

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. Garland's Coppice (Parcel 825) is lower centre.