Enmore / Henmoor

Enmore / Henmoor

Part of Carent's Farm, in Yeovil Marsh


Enmore (Parcels 1195 and 1196), also known as Hen Moor or Henmoor, was a large field that had been divided into two parcels by 1846. They were later part of Carent's Farm in Yeovil Marsh.

The 1846 Tithe Apportionment (at least the copy held in the Heritage Centre at Taunton), does not record the details of Enmore, although another source gives the measurement of both parcels as 12a 1r 25p.

In May 1889, at a general sale of land parcels, Hen Moors measuring in total 9a 0r 19p, was sold to a Mr Rowsell for £460 (around £50,000 at today's value). Rowsell also purchased Bean Close at the same time.

Enmore (Parcels 1195 and 1196) was bounded on the west by Greenmoor Lane, to the north by an un-named field (Parcel 1192), to the east by Eight Acres (2) (Parcel 1194) and to the south by Clover Plot (Parcel 1199).

By the time of the 1919 sale of the six Marsh farms, Enmore was now called Henmoor. Parcel 1195 was measured at 3a 0r 1p and Parcel 1196 was recorded as 9a 0r 19p. Both parcels were used as pasture for grazing livestock.

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