Water Mead (2)

Water Mead (2)

Accommodation land in Yeovil Marsh


Water Mead (2) (Parcel 1188) 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 (2). However, an alternative source recorded that it was used as a meadow for growing hay and measured 6a 3r 0p.

Water Mead (2) (Parcel 1188) was bounded on the north and east by the small Yeovil Marsh stream that eventually joins the River Yeo below Pill Bridge, Ilchester. To the south it was bounded by Flood Hatch (Parcel 1208) and to the west by Four Acres (1) (Parcel 1187) and Foxey (Parcel 1209).

By the time of the 1919 sale of the six Marsh farms, Water Mead (2) had been combined with Lower Eight Acres (Parcel 1207), Four Acres (1) (Parcel 1187) and Flood Hatch (Parcel 1208) to form one large field of accommodation land.

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