House of Commons Papers Volume 1878-1879

House of Commons Papers Volume 1878-1879 : V.8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: the Provisional Orders. Some stress was laid at the meeting upon the fact that, in travelling across the common, many persons, residents as well a3 strangers, miss their way and stray off the roads, which are marked only by stones. Mention was also made of three men being at different times lost in the snow, which probably would not have happened had the roads been fenced in. As regards the portions proposed for inclosure and for regulation respectively, it was shown that the lands for inclosure had been selected after a careful inspection of the common by a committee of six practical men, well acquainted with the locality, who drew the divisional line with reference to the convenience of getting stone for fencing, and to the shelter likely to be afforded to stock from a fence along that line, and with the view of including the most productive land. After they had thus luid down the line, the lord of the lordship employed an experienced valuer to examine the land, and his opinion entirely agreed with that of the committee. Evidence was given that the whole of the 4,075 acres would repay the outlay of capital in fencing and improvements. The line was drawn without reference to quantity, which was ascertained afterwards. The 6,386 acres to be regulated are the higher parts of the common, chiefly above 1,500 feet in altitude. Provision is made for the determination of the rights of pasturage, and of turbary or other rights, if any should be found to exist, and for the settlement of questions as to boundaries, if any. The provisions for improvement include power to drain, level, manure, plant, and otherwise improve the lands, to make bye-laws, to manage, and to appoint conservators. Money for improvements may be raised by means of rates, and not...
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  • English
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  • 9781236589187