Enmore, a parish in Somerset, under the Quantock Hills, on the river Parret, 4 miles WSW of Bridgwater town and station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Bridgwater; telegraph office, Bridgwater. Acreage, 1426; population of the civil parish, 285; of the ecclesiastical, 275. The manor belonged at the Conquest to the Courcelles, passed to the Mallets, the Bayntus, and others, and came to the Percevals, Earls of Egmont, and is now-owned by the Broadmead family. The mansion on it, called Enmore Park, was built by the first Earl of Egmont, and is a large quadrangular embattled pile, constructed of a dark reddish-coloured stone, flanked at each angle by a low square machicolated tower, with a bastion and two circular towers at the principal entrance; it is now called Enmore Park. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £156 with residence. The church adjoins the castle, has an Anglo-Norman doorway, and is good; it was restored in 1873. The churchyard contains old yew trees, and the steps and shaft of an ancient cross.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Enmore St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Bridgwater|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Enmore 1653-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Enmore from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Enmore (St. Michael))
Online maps of Enmore are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.