Schedule to the enclosure plan for Wymeswold, Leicestershire, c.1759

Scope and Content

The collection contains a single volume recording landholdings in the parish of Wymeswold, Leicestershire, and is entitled 'Terrier of the Parish and Lordship of Wimeswould in the county of Leicester, agreeably to a division made thereof by the Commissioners appointed by an Act of Parliament for dividing and inclosing the same'.

The volume begins with the estate of Messrs Davys and Allsopp, the Lords of the Manor. The remainder of the volume is arranged in alphabetical order of the surname of each landowner. By the name of each owner are plot numbers, brief descriptions of each parcel of land, and the quantity of each parcel in acres, roods and perches. The plot numbers refer to a plan (not present). The volume is undated but as the parish was enclosed in 1759, it seems likely that it was compiled around that time.

Administrative / Biographical History

The parish of Wymeswold (or Wimeswold), Leicestershire was enclosed in 1759.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

Accessible to all readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishing to publish.

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The volume was acquired by the library of University of Nottingham in 1934 and was transferred to the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in October 1995.

Related Material

The officially deposited enclosure act, award and plan for Wymeswold is held at The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland.