Higher Eight Acres

Higher Eight Acres

Accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh


Higher Eight Acres (Parcel 1215) 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.

At the time of the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, Higher Eight Acres was owned and occupied by Yeovil glove manufacturer Thomas Fooks. Higher Eight Acres was recorded as pasture for grazing livestock and measured 7a 0r 10p.

Higher Eight Acres (Parcel 1215) was bounded on the north and west by Cowleaze (Parcel 1212), on the east by Moon's Close (Parcel 1216) and to the south by Yeovil Marsh's village road.

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