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Dean and New Forests Act 1808

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Dean and New Forests Act 1808

1808 CHAPTER 72

An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in Dean and New Forests.

[18th June 1808]

WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber within the Forest of Dean : And whereas a certain other Act was passed in the Parliament holden in the Ninth and Tenth Years of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the New Forest, in the County of Southampton ; by which said Acts Part of the Waste Lands in the said Forests of Dean and New Forest respectively Were directed to be inclosed and kept in Severalty for the Growth and Preservation of Timber, and which said Acts have not been duly put in Execution: And whereas from the great and increasing Difficulty of procuring a Supply of Timber from Foreign Countries, and from the Estates of private Individuals in the United Kingdom, for the Use of the Navy, it has become necessary to adopt Measures for insuring a more adequate Supply of Timber in this Kingdom, and for this Purpose to make more effectual Provision for carrying the said recited Acts into full and complete Execution : And whereas certain Inclosures have been made under the said recited Acts in the said Forests respectively; but Doubts may arise whether in making some of the said Inclosures all the Forms of Procedure required by the said recited Acts have been strictly complied with ; Be it therefore enacted and declared by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That certain Inclosures in the Forest of Dean, containing Plantations of Timber, that is to say, the Inclosures called and known by the Names of Stapledge Inclosure, Speech House Inclosure, Birch Wood Inclosure, and Buck Holt Inclosure, containing about Six hundred and seventy-six Acres, (hall be deemed and taken, and are hereby declared to be and shall be held to have been duly and legally made and set out under the said recited Act of the Twentieth Year of King Charles the Second, and to be effectually inclosed and veiled in His Majesty, and to remain in Severalty in the actual Possession of the Crown, according to the Purport and Intent of the said last-mentioned Act, during the Period of the same remaining so inclosed under the said last-mentioned Act and this Act.

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