Hackett's Orchard

Hackett's Orchard

A field within the great manorial East Field


Hackett's Orchard (Parcel 919) was a small field within the great East Field of Kingston Manor. Although drawn and numbered on the 1843 Tithe Map, Hackett's Orchard is not recorded in the 1846 Tithe Apportionment.  From the 1863 sale details (see Gallery), it is known to have measured 1a 2r 15p and was an orchard.

At the time of this sale Hackett's Orchard formed part of Little Lyde Farm although it hadn't been when the farm had been sold some twenty years before. James Pudding, or Pudden, was the tenant farmer at the time of the 1863 sale.

Hackett's Orchard was bounded on the north by Peckford's Close (Parcel 921), to the west by Sleight Plot (Parcel 920), to the south by Home Sleight (Parcel 918) and to the east by a field access track and Kiln (Parcel 913).

At the time of the 1946 aerial photograph, seen below, Hackett's Orchard remained an open field. Today the former Hackett's Orchard contains the bungalows, houses and gardens of Pembroke Close.

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.


A map of the great Medieval East Field of Kingston Manor showing conjectured locations of several fields based on descriptions in the 1589 Terrier.


Drawn from the 1846 Tithe Map with field names added from the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, with Hackett's Orchard at centre right.


The 1946 aerial survey photograph (somewhat mis-aligned at bottom left) with parcel numbers of 1846 plotted on.


The 1843 Tithe Map overlaid onto a modern map of the area.




This notice of the sale of (Little) Lyde Farm was placed in the 9 April 1863 edition of the Dorset County Chronicle.


This photograph of 2016 takes in much of the former Hackett's Orchard. It looks across Lyde Road to Pembroke Close - the bungalows and houses of which fill the former orchard.