Herd’s Close

Tate: Herd’s Close was inclosed in 1705 under authority of tho following order : —

Jan. 4, 1705 — Ordered and agreed by the Chamberlains and Four and Twenty that there shall be a house built in the Stobby moor, where the present Chamberlains think convenient, for a House for a herd : And that the herd shall have liberty to Inclose a Close, from the South corner of the townehead high field Close downe by the highway as far as the north corner of the said close.

This close contains 13ac. 1r. 10p., and was enjoyed by the herd as part of his salary till 1762, when it was let by the Four- and-Twenty at a rental of £9 ; the rent is now £40 yearly.