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Enmore Castle

Hob Uid: 191076
Location :
Somerset
Sedgemoor
Enmore
Grid Ref : ST2393335263
Summary : Country house, the remnant of a mansion, built shortly before 1779, reduced to its present size circa 1830 and further altered in the mid 20th century. The original mansion included a central courtyard with stables and offices in a large undercroft, which still survives. Probably built on the site of an earlier moated fortified house.
More information : [ST 23923526] Enmore Castle [T.I.] (1)

The original castle at Enmore is said to have been pulled down in the 18th c. and a large mansion, of which the present house is
only a remnant, was built shortly before 1779. Collinson (3)
described a dry moat surrounding the building and Mackenzie (4) accepts this as part of the defences of the earlier manor house. There is a 1762 (5) account of a drawbridge over this moat. Pevsner gives a detailed description of the house, which was reduced to its present size c.1830. (2-5)

There is no trace of a moat surrounding Enmore Castle, but its
course may be represented by underground brick-lined cellarage which encloses the house on the E. W & S. sides. (6)

Listed by Cathcart King. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Notes and queries for Somerset and Dorset
Source details : Som. & Dorset N.&Q. 20, 1930-2, 1071.
Page(s) : 1071
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Vol(s) : 20
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Somerset, 1, 1791, 94 (Collinson).
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Castles of England 1887, 2, 57, (J. Mackenzie)
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : London Magazine, 1762, 439.
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 03-NOV-64
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Source Number : 7
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Page(s) : 446
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Moat, Fortified House
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : c1779
Monument End Date : 1789
Monument Start Date : 1769
Monument Type : Country House, Undercroft, Loggia, Courtyard House, Stable, Service Wing
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building, Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished c1830
Monument End Date : 1840
Monument Start Date : 1820
Monument Type : Country House, Courtyard House
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 269282
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 23 NW 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 23 NW 11
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-11-03
End Date : 1964-11-03