Long Croft Coppice

Long Croft Coppice

A wood between Marsh Hill Farm and Longcroft Farm


Long Croft Coppice (Parcel 1110) was a wood situated between the fields of Marsh Hill Farm to the west and Longcroft Farm to the east. 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.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment recorded that Long Croft Coppice was owned by Lord of Kingston Manor, William Jones Prowse, who had inherited huge land holdings in the area. It was not let to a tenant, but 'occupied' by Prowse himself since the timber of the woodland provided a long-term investment. The Apportionment described it as a wood measuring 2a 3r 20p.

Long Croft Coppice (Parcel 1110) was bounded to the north by Lower Plaines (Parcel 1117), to the east by Longcroft Farm's farmhouse and orchard (Parcel 1109) and to the south by Lower Sleight (Parcel 1106). To the west it was bounded by Washing Pool Ground (Parcel 1116), Coppice (2) (Parcel 1111), Marsh Hill Farm's farmhouse and orchard (Parcel 1112) and Smoke Acre Orchard (Parcel 1113).


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