Orchard (2)

Orchard (2)

Part of Donn's Farm, later Broadmead Farm, in Yeovil Marsh


Orchard (2) (Parcel 1144) was a small orchard and was part of Donn's Farm, later called Broadmead Farm, in Yeovil Marsh.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment recorded that Orchard (2) was owned by Robert Donn of Stoke sub Hamdon and the tenant was Thomas Dauncey. Orchard (2) was, indeed, an orchard and measured 0a 3r 5p.

Orchard (2) (Parcel 1144) was bounded on the west by the access track to Donn's Farm (the continuation of Marsh Lane), on the north by Three Acre Mead (Parcel 1145) and German's Mead (Parcel 1143) and on the southeast by Broad Marsh (Parcel 1140).

At the time of the 1919 sale of the six Marsh farms, Donn's Farm had been renamed Broadmead Farm and Orchard remained an orchard. Its size, however, had apparently increased to 1a 0r 6p.

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