Ten Acres

Ten Acres

A field within the great manorial East Field


Ten Acres (Parcel 914), was originally a field in the great Medieval East Field.

Although Ten Acres appears on the 1842 Tithe Map, unfortunately the 1846 Tithe Apportionment omitted it, so its ownership, usage and size are unknown from that source. However, a best guess would estimate the size to be around ten acres.

Ten Acres was bounded on the north by Kiln (Parcel 913), on the west by Stubble Ground (Parcel 915), on the south by Lyde Lane and on the east by Great Ground (Parcel 911).

By the time of the 1946 aerial photograph seen below, Ten Acres was still an open field.

Today, the former Ten Acres is occupied by much of the Oxford Road Trading Estate.

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 Ten Acres (Parcel 914) in the lower left quadrant.


The 1946 aerial survey photograph with parcel numbers of 1846 plotted on. The green line is the county boundary running along the River Yeo.


The 1843 Tithe Map overlaid onto a modern map of the area. The course of the Yeo just above the north point appears to have changed course somewhat.