Minor theme - Yeovil's Farms

Minor theme - Yeovil's Farms

For centuries the backbone industry of the parish


From the Middle Ages until modern times, farming has been one of the most important livelihoods in the parish and market town of Yeovil and its immediate neighbourhood.

Please note: This Minor Theme is a work in progress.




This photograph features in my book 'Secret Yeovil'.

Traces of Medieval farming practices still exist today in the form of lynchets (from the Old English hlinc meaning 'ridges, terraces of sloping ground') on the lower slopes of Summerhouse Hill - showing as a series or flight of stepped terraces, visible on the now grassy hill-side. Photographed in 2016.