Plantation (1)

Plantation (1)

A small managed woodland within the great manorial East Field


Plantation (Parcel 941), was originally a small managed woodland in the great Medieval East Field of Kingston Manor.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment noted that Plantation (Parcel 941) 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 29p.

Plantation was bounded on the north by East Swincombe (Parcel 940) and on the south by Mudford Road.

By the time of the 1946 aerial photograph, seen below, Plantation had been absorbed into East Swincombe, as it remains today.

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 941) at top centre.


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.