A field within the great manorial East Field


Loydes (Parcel 937), was originally a large field in the great Medieval East Field of Kingston Manor.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment noted that Loydes was in the ownership of Henry Goodford Esq. of Chilton Cantello and occupied by Mrs Phillis Coles, as part of Stone Farm. The Tithe Apportionment shows Loydes was used as pasture for grazing livestock. It measured 6a 1r 25p.

Loydes (Parcel 937) was bounded on the north by Mudford Road and Plantation (Parcel 939) and on the east by Higher Sleight (Parcel 898) and Coppice (Parcel 938), on the west by a short field access track and on the south by Collins' Ground (Parcel 936).

By the time of the 1946 aerial photograph, seen below, Loydes was still an open field but had been combined with Collins' Ground (Parcel 936). Today, the former Loydes is occupied by Fairmead Special School and houses and gardens of the central section of Fairmead Road that backs onto Mudford Road.

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.


This map, based on the Yeovil Tithe Map of 1842 and the Preston Plucknett Tithe Map of 1849, shows in yellow the parcels of land of Stone Farm that were technically in the Parish of Preston Plucknett and in pink are the parcels that were technically in the Parish of Yeovil.


Drawn from the 1846 Tithe Map with field names added from the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, with Loydes (Parcel 937) in the top right quadrant.


The 1946 aerial survey photograph with parcel numbers of 1846 plotted on.


An aerial view (courtesy of Mr Google) of the area today.


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