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Inclosure Act 1773

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. [I.]. How arable lands shall be fenced.

  3. 2. Rules not to be longer binding than 6 years.

  4. 3. Field master how to be appointed.

  5. 4. Expences how to be defrayed.

  6. 5. Occupiers of common field lands in every parish how to assemble and elect field reeves.

  7. 6. New field reeves to be appointed in place of those who shall die or refuse to attend.

  8. 7. Occupiers at meetings to settle the time of opening common field lands.

  9. 8. Cottagers not to be excluded having right of common.

  10. 9. How common field lands may be enjoyed differently by occupiers.

  11. 10. Saving of right to persons possessed of separate sheep walks, &c.

  12. 11. Balks, slades, &c., with consent of the lords of manors, &c. may be ploughed.

  13. 12. Balks, &c. used as roads not to be ploughed.

  14. 13. Regulations to be observed by persons having a licence to plough balks, &c.

  15. 14. Boundary stones to ascertain every person’s property may be erected.

  16. 15. Lords of manors, &c. with consent of three-fourths of persons having right of common, may lease, a twelfth part of wastes, and the net rents to be applied for improving the residue of such wastes.

  17. 16. Assessments to be levied for the improving of wastes where there are stinted commons.

  18. 17. Stinted commons to be opened at a certain time as owners, &c. at a meeting shall direct.

  19. 18. Two thirds of commoners, with consent of the lord of the manor, &c., may direct the opening and shutting of commons, pastures, &c.

  20. 19. Proviso respecting persons not consenting to the above regulations.

  21. 20. Persons having right of common may depasture sheep instead of other cattle.

  22. 21. Rams not to remain upon wastes between Aug. 25 and Nov. 25.

  23. 22. Persons formerly under disability under this Act may sign agreements.

  24. 23. Rector or Tithe owners not to receive gratuity for letting Tithes other than by half-yearly or yearly payments.

  25. 24. All agreements made to be valid in law.

  26. 25. Consent of occupier not to be valid without a written authority under the hand of the owner, &c.

  27. 26. Actions may be brought at Westminster.

  28. 27. No person is hereby prevented from inclosing his lands for his own use.

  29. 28. Saving all rights to his Majesty, lords of manors, &c.

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