hawkin's court

hawkin's Court

A small 'court' of poor dwellings off South Street


Hawkin's Court made its one and only appearance in the history of Yeovil in the 1851 census. From its location in the census, Hawkin’s Court was a ‘court’ of low cost housing off South Street in the Wine Street / Peter Street area.

In 1851 there were only two families living in Hawkin’s Court, a total of twelve people and apart from one elderly woman who was described as a pauper, the other eleven were all glovers including a girl aged nine in one family and a girl aged eight in the other.