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Dean Forest Act 1861

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6Enlarging the Powers conferred by 25th Section of the recited Act as to Leases of Land for Mining Purposes.

Whereas under the Twenty-fifth Section of the said Act the Commissioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues have Power from Time to Time to grant Leases as therein mentioned for Terms not exceeding Thirty-one Years to any free Miner or other Person entitled to a Gale or Mining Work of any Part of the unenclosed Waste Land of the said Forest for the Purpose of erecting thereon any House, Building, or Machinery for the more convenient working of any Mine, or for any Purpose connected with any Mine or Work, so as there be not included more than One Acre and a Half of Land in any such Lease: Be it enacted, That henceforth any Quantity of Land, either at One Spot or in several Spots, not exceeding One Acre and a Half in the whole for a Quarry, and Six Acres in the whole for a Coal or Iron Mine, may be leased under the said Section, and any such Land may be leased to the Owner or Holder of any Quarry, as well as to the Owners or Holders of Mines, and in addition to the Purposes in the said Section mentioned, any such Lease may" be granted generally for any Purposes connected with the convenient working of any Mine, Work, or Quarry, or Disposition or Manufacture of the Produce thereof, whether involving the Erection of any House, Building, Furnace, or Machinery or not, or for the Purpose of any Garden or any other Convenience to any House erected or to be erected on any Land so leased; and any such Lease may contain such Proviso and Agreement as may be agreed on between the Commissioners and the Lessee for the Renewal from Time to Time of such Lease so long as the Mine, Work, or Quarry in respect of which the Lease shall have been granted shall not have been worked out.

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