higher larkhill lane

higher larkhill lane

A former part of the great West Field of Kingston Manor


Originally part of the great Medieval West Field of Kingston Manor, Higher Larkhill Lane (Parcel 1411) was a large field on the eastern side of Ilchester Road and to the south of a field access track - which itself was called Higher Larkhill Lane but today has become Boundary Close.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment note Higher Larkhill Lane as 7a 2r 26p and used as pasture for grazing livestock. The Apportionment noted that the owner was 'Henry Coward (now John Glyde)' and the tenant was Joseph Brooks.

Higher Larkhill Lane was bounded on the northeast by Ilchester Road, on the north by the field access track (today's Boundary Close), on the west by Fir Tree Ground (Parcel 1412), on the south by Thorney Bush (Parcel 1420) and Sealey's Mead (Parcel 1422) and on the southeast by Marle Close (Parcel 1424).

Today the site of the former Higher Larkhill Lane is occupied by the houses and gardens of the eastern end of Eliotts Drive.

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 conjectural map of the great West Field of Kingston Manor showing ancient sub-fields, most likely common fields, within the overall bounds of West Field.


The Larkhill area reproduced from the 1842 Tithe Map. Higher Larkhill Lane is centre right.


The 1946 aerial photograph showing Higher Larkhill Lane at lower right - by this time built on with houses of Elliott's Drive.


The same area today 'borrowed' from Google maps.


The 1842 Tithe Map superimposed (slightly out at the bottom) over a modern map.