Moon's Close

Moon's Close

Part of Carent's Farm, in Yeovil Marsh


Moon's Close (Parcel 1216) was a field that became part of Carent's Farm in Yeovil Marsh. The 1743 Terrier recorded "Moons eight acres meadow, four acres orchard".

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment (at least the copy held in the Heritage Centre at Taunton), does not record the details of Moon's Close (Parcel 1216). However, an alternative source recorded that it measured 7a 3r 20p.

Moon's Close (Parcel 1216) was bounded on the south by Yeovil Marsh's main village street and Bean Close (Parcel 1202), to the east by the small Yeovil Marsh stream that eventually joins the River Yeo below Pill Bridge, Ilchester. To the west it was bounded by Higher Eight Acres (Parcel 1215).

By the time of the 1919 sale of the six Marsh farms, Moon's Close had been combined with Bean Close to create a single large field. The combined field was used as pasture and measured 10a 1r 0p.

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