Waindle Wood Plantation

Waindle Wood Plantation

A field within the great manorial East Field


Waindle Wood Plantation (Parcel 940), was originally managed woodland in the great Medieval East Field of Kingston Manor.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment noted that Waindle Wood Plantation was owned and occupied by Henry Goodford Esq. of Chilton Cantello. The Tithe Apportionment shows Waindle Wood Plantation was recorded as a wooded plantation and measured 4a 1r 0p.

Waindle Wood Plantation was bounded on the south by East Swincombe (Parcel 940) and West Swincombe (Parcel 943), on all other sides it was bounded by Mudford Parish.

By the time of the 1946 aerial photograph, seen below, Waindle Wood Plantation had been divided into two parts, the west part remaining woodland, the east part as an open field. Today, Waindle Wood Plantation has been combined with West Swincombe to form a single large field.

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 Waindle Wood Plantation (Parcel 942) 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.