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Dean Forest Act 1861

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24Power to the Gaveller or Deputy Gaveller to license the working and disposing of the Coal in any Barrier.

In all Cases where, either under the Award made as aforesaid or under any Gale granted or to be granted, the Boundary of any Gale or Vein of Coal is or shall be declared to be a Barrier of Coal lying between such Gale or Vein and any adjoining Gale, Vein, or Work, or the Galee shall be directed to leave such a Barrier, it shall be lawful for the Gaveller or Deputy Gaveller, whenever he shall consider that the Coal contained in such Barrier or any Part thereof may be safely and properly worked and got, to grant to the Owners of the several Gales or Works on the Two Sides of such Barrier, or to the Owner of the Gale or Work for the Protection of which such Barrier was in the Opinion of the Deputy Gaveller left, Licence to work, win, and dispose of all or any Part of the Coal in such Barrier, subject nevertheless to the like Royalties, Payments, Conditions, Rules, and Regulations as the Remainder of the Coal in the Gale to the Owner whereof such Licence is granted is or shall be subject to, and to such other Conditions, Rules, and Regulations as the Gaveller shall think proper to impose, and thereupon such Coal so permitted to be worked shall be deemed to be Part of the Mine or Work originally awarded or galed to such Owner or to those through whom he claims: Provided that no Grant shall be made under the Provisions of this Clause until Notice of the Intention to make the same shall have been published during Three successive Weeks in a Newspaper circulating in the Forest of Dean, and all Persons who before the Expiration of a Week from the Publication of the last of such Notices shall have claimed to be Persons who would be affected by any such Grant shall be heard by themselves, their Counsel, Agents, and Witnesses, on such Day as the Gaveller or Deputy Gaveller shall have appointed or may appoint for that Purpose.

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