Young Orchard

Young Orchard

A field within the great manorial East Field


Young Orchard (Parcel 935), one of five 'Young Orchards' in Yeovil, was originally a field in the great Medieval East Field of Kingston Manor.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment noted that Young Orchard (Parcel 935) was in the ownership of Ann Collins and let to James Marten. The Tithe Apportionment shows Spring Close was used as an orchard and measured 4a 2r 0p.

Young Orchard (Parcel 935) was bounded on the west by Briseham Hill (Parcel 946), on the north by Collins' Ground (Parcel 936), on the east by Higher Sleight (Parcel 898) and to the south by Daniell's Close (Parcel 934).

By the time of the 1946 aerial photograph, seen below, Young Orchard was a small open field with, perhaps, the remnants of an orchard? The former Young Orchard is now occupied by the houses and gardens of the northern end of Bucklers Mead Road.

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 map of the great Medieval East Field of Kingston Manor showing conjectured locations of several fields based on descriptions in the 1589 Terrier.


Drawn from the 1846 Tithe Map with field names added from the 1846 Tithe Apportionment, with Young Orchard (Parcel 935) at centre right.


The 1946 aerial survey photograph with parcel numbers of 1846 plotted on.


An aerial view (courtesy of Mr Google) of the area today.


The 1843 Tithe Map overlaid onto a modern map of the area.