The Orchard

The Orchard

One of several orchards of the Newton Surmaville Estate


The Orchard (Parcel 841), was a small orchard forming part of the Newton Surmaville Estate that was not leased out as Newton Farm.

At the time of the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, The Orchard was owned and occupied by George Harbin. It was recorded as an orchard and measured 2a 0r 15p.

The Orchard (Parcel 841) was bordered on the north by Home Orchard 2 (Parcel 846) and Orchard Below the House (Parcel 844), to the east by Home Orchard 1 (parcel 842) and to the south by Middle Paddock (Parcel 840).

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.


TThe 1842 Tithe Map showing the Newton Surmaville Estate shaded mid-green and the parcels of Newton Farm shaded light green. The Orchard (Parcel 841) is at the centre.