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New Forest Act 1877

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1. Short title of Act.

    2. 2. Short titles. Acts relating to the New Forest.

    3. 3. Definition of “Forest” and “Register of common rights.”

    4. 4.† “Her Majesty,” “Commissioners of Woods.”

  3. Exercise of Right of Inclosure

    1. 5.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 6. Exercise of rights of Crown within limited area.

    3. 7. Appropriation of inclosures.

    4. 8. Subject to authorised inclosures, Forest to be kept open.

  4. Fence Month and Winter Heyning

    1. 9. Rights of common exerciseable during fence month and winter heyning.

    2. 10, 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  5. Saving for Rights of Crown

    1. 12.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 13. Savings of rights to dues on the part of the Crown.

  6. Amended Constitution of Court of Verderers

    1. 14. Constitution of verderers.

    2. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 16. Disqualification of elective verderers.

    4. 17, 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 19. Rotation of elective verderers.

    6. 20. Vacating elective verderers to be re-eligible.

    7. 21. Resignation and casual vacancies of elective verderers.

  7. Status and Powers of Verderers

    1. 22. Legal status of verderers.

    2. 23. Enumeration of powers of verderers.

    3. 24. Courts of swainmote to be held by verderers.

  8. Byelaws

    1. 25. Power of verderers to make byelaws.

  9. Application of Schedules

    1. 26. Application of provisions in schedules.

  10. Supplemental Provisions

    1. 27, 28.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 29. Appeal to High Court of Justice in respect of invalid election.

    3. 30. Fine on neglect of duty by returning officer.

    4. 31.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 32. Mandamus to verderers making default in duty.

  11. Legal Proceedings

    1. 33. Every verderer to have powers, &c. as if he were a justice of the peace, and court of swainmote to be deemed court of petty sessions.

    2. 34. Recovery of fines.

    3. 35. Disobedience to order of court of swainmote.

    4. 36. Appeal from decision of court of swainmote.

    5. 37. Exclusion of certiorari.

  12. Application of Moneys

    1. 38. Application of fines and other moneys received by verderers.

    2. 39.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  13. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. Maximum Rate and Scale of Contributions to be levied by Verderers

        1. 1.An annual rate upon property to which rights of common...

        2. 2.Payments for the following matters, viz.:— Not to exceed (a)...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. Election of Verderers

        1. Regulations as to election of verderers.

        2. Mode of taking poll.

        3. General provisions as to elections.

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