Six Acres

Six Acres

Accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh


Six Acres (Parcel 1182) was accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh, adjoining Green Moor. Accommodation land is a term that originated in the early nineteenth-century and was applied to land, often adjoining a town or village, that was let for cultivation or pasture. Accommodation land generally did not form part of a farm.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment (at least the copy held in the Heritage Centre at Taunton), does not record the details of Six Acres although the 1919 sale details recorded its use as meadow for growing hay and its size was recorded as 5a 2r 24p.

Six Acres (Parcel 1182) was bounded on the north by the small Yeovil Marsh stream that eventually joins the River Yeo below Pill Bridge, Ilchester. To the east it was bounded by Green Moor, to the south by Eight Acres (1) (Parcel 1186) and to the west by Old Laines (Parcel 1183).

In the 1919 sale of the six Marsh farms, Six Acres was sold as accommodation land.

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