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allotment

A share or portion of land that is allotted to a person, usually used for growing food for the family to eat or cultivating flowers. Allotments were originally for the rural poor, but with the growth of towns in the mid to late 19th century, urban allotments were established for the urban poor."

allotment

The front gate of an allotment with small shed in the background. Photograph copyright: Dr Paul Stamper, 2008.