Pond Close

Pond Close

A field on the banks of the River Yeo


Pond Close (Parcel 834), was a large field on the banks of the River Yeo.

At the time of the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, Pond Close was owned by George Harbin and let to William Pope as part of Newton Farm. It was recorded as meadow for producing hay and measured 16a 3r 6p.

Pond Close (Parcel 834) was bordered on the north and east by the River Yeo, on the west by House Mead (Parcel 835) and to the south by Cowleaze (Parcel 837), Ten Acres (Parcel 833)and Little Rough Mead (Parcel 832).

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.


The 1842 Tithe Map showing the Newton Surmaville Estate shaded mid-green and the parcels of Newton Farm shaded light green. Pond Close (Parcel 834) is at centre right.