Plantation (2)

Plantation (2)

A small managed woodland within the great manorial East Field


Plantation (Parcel 939), was originally a small managed woodland in the great Medieval East Field of Kingston Manor.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment noted that Plantation (Parcel 939) was owned and occupied by Henry Goodford Esq. of Chilton Cantello. The Tithe Apportionment shows Plantation was recorded as a wooded plantation and measured 0a 0r 20p.

Plantation was bounded on the north by Mudford Road, on the east by Higher Sleight (Parcel 898) and on the south by Loydes (Parcel 937).

By the time of the 1946 aerial photograph, seen below, Plantation had been absorbed into Loydes. Today Plantation is covered with rear gardens of houses in Fairmead Road at the southern corner of the junction of Lyde Road with 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.


Drawn from the 1846 Tithe Map with field names added from the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, with Plantation (Parcel 939) at top right.


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.