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Inclosure Act 1847

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IIISaving Rights of the Crown and others to the Soil of Encroachments.

And be it enacted and declared, That where any Lands shall have been inclosed, by way of Encroachment or otherwise, from any Land subject to be inclosed under the said recited Act, for more than Twenty Years next preceding the Day of the First Meeting for the Examination of Claims in the Matter of an Inclosure under the Provisions of the said Act, and shall not, with such Consent as in the said Act provided, be directed by the Valuer to be considered as allottable, and Parcel of the Land to be inclosed, neither the Award, in the Inclosure under the Provisions of the said Act, nor any Consents or Orders previous thereto, shall be taken to divest, defeat, or prejudice any Property, Estate, Right, or Title of Her Majesty or of any other Person in or to the Lands so inclosed for Twenty Years or upwards as aforesaid, or the Minerals or Substrata under the same, or in or to any Rent or Payment payable in respect thereof (except only any Rights of Common intended to be extinguished by the Inclosure under the Provisions of the said Act).

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