Water Mead (1)

Water Mead (1)

Accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh


Water Mead (1) (Parcel 1184) was accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh. 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 Water Mead (1). However, the 1919 sale details of the six Marsh farms recorded that it was accommodation land, used as pasture for grazing livestock and measured 9a 1r 13p.

Water Mead (1) (Parcel 1184) was bounded on the north, west and south by the small Yeovil Marsh stream that eventually joins the River Yeo below Pill Bridge, Ilchester. To the east it was bounded by Old Laines (Parcel 1183) and Perry's Mead (Parcel 1185).

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