Long Orchard

Long Orchard

Part of West Farm, in Yeovil Marsh


Long Orchard (Parcel 1370) was a long, narrow orchard of West Farm in Yeovil Marsh.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment noted that it was owned by Reverend John Jenkins Mathews and let to James Pope. Mathews owned far more parcels of land than just West Farm, and Pope farmed them all. Long Orchard was recorded as an orchard measuring 1a 2r 19p.

Long Orchard (Parcel 1370) was bounded on the south by West Farm farmhouse and garden (Parcel 1364), on the west by Higher Paddock (Parcel 1365) to the north by Yeovil Marsh's main street and to the east by Tything Plot (Parcel 1371) and Summerleaze (Parcel 1363).

By the time of the 1919 sale of the six Marsh farms, Long Orchard was part of West Farm, but it had been combined with Tything Plot (Parcel 1371) and Farthing's Orchard (Parcel 1372) to form a single larger field measuring 4a 3r 23p that was used as pasture for grazing livestock.

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