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Dean Forest (Mines) Act 1838

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. [I]—XIII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3. XIV. Who shall be deemed Free Miners.

  4. XV. Quarrymen to be deemed Free Miners for certain Purposes.

  5. XVI. Register of Free Miners to be made.

  6. XVII.†Gaveller may refuse to register, unless Evidence is produced, subject to Appeal to the Commissioners.

  7. XVIII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  8. XIX.†After the Commissioners have ceased to act, Appeal may be made to the Sessions or the Court of Verderers.

  9. XX. Free Miners to be registered.

  10. XXI. No Person a Free Miner who is not registered .

  11. XXII. Extract from the Register to be Evidence.

  12. XXIII. Gales to be granted to Free Miners.

  13. XXIV—XXVI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  14. XXVII. Commissioners to set out the Metes and Bounds of each Gale or Work.

  15. XXVIII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  16. XXIX. Commissioners to make general Rules, specifying the Mode in which Gales, &c. shall be worked; and, on Breach of such Rules, Gales, &c. to be forfeited, as in case of a Lease for Condition taken.

  17. XXX—XLIV.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  18. XLV. Commissioners to make Rules and Orders for keeping Accounts of the Produce.

  19. XLVI. The Royalty to cease at the End of every Twenty-one Years, and new Royalty to be thereupon payable to Her Majesty.

  20. XLVII. In case of Dispute the Amount of new Royalty to be referred to Arbitration.

  21. XLVIII. Arbitrator may hear Evidence, and his Decision to be final.

  22. XLIX.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  23. L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  24. LI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  25. LII. Power for the Recovery of Royalty.

  26. LIII.†Gaveller and others on behalf of Her Majesty may enter and survey Works.

  27. LIV. Copy of General Rules to be hung up in the Speech House.

  28. LV.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  29. LVI. Rules to be observed in granting Gales hereafter.

  30. LVII.†Grants of Gales to be entered in Gaveller’s Books, and enrolled in the Office of Land Revenue Records and Enrolments.

  31. LVIII. Assignments of Gales to be entered in Gaveller’s Books.

  32. LIX. Commissioners of Woods may authorize nunc pro tunc Entries of Assignments.

  33. LX. Gaveller to grant Gales in order of Application.

  34. LXI. No Free Miner to be entitled to have more than Three Gales granted at a Time.

  35. LXII. Gaveller not to grant Gales which may interfere with existing Gales.

  36. LXIII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  37. LXIV. Gales not to be granted in inclosed Lands of Her Majesty.

  38. LXV. Commissioners of Woods may grant Licences for Air Shafts in Inclosures.

  39. LXVI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  40. LXVII. Moiety of Gale Rent to be paid to Owners of inclosed Lands.

  41. LXVIII. Miners to pay Compensation to Owners of inclosed Lands for Surface Damage.

  42. LXIX. No Erections on inclosed Lands without Consent.

  43. LXX—LXXXII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  44. LXXXIII. No Building to continue when unnecessary to remain.

  45. LXXXIV—LXXXIX.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  46. XC. Public Act.

  47. XCI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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