Royal Commission on Common Land, 1955 - 1958

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Illustrated, octavo, pp viii, 284, very clean internally, paperback, covers very slightly worn. SCARCE. [The commission made far-reaching recommendations for the future of commons in England and Wales. The commission was made up of erudite persons, charged to recommend what changes, if any, are desirable in the law relating to common land in order to promote the benefit of those holding manorial and common rights, the enjoyment of the public, or, where at present little or no use is made of such land, its use for some other desirable purpose. There were 12 members. It was chaired by barrister Sir William Ivor Jennings and included Laurence Dudley Stamp (geographer), Charles Arnold-Baker (barrister and secretary of the National Association of Local Councils), local historian W G Hoskins and one woman, Florence Beatrice Paton (former Labour MP for Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire). The commissioners spent about 18 months travelling through England and Wales to gather written and oral evidencefrom 156 organisations, 97 individuals, 61 county and 81 county borough councils. Public access was to be part of the scheme, and the status of commons should be preserved to prevent enclosure. ]

Title: Royal Commission on Common Land, 1955 - 1958

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Categories: Social History, Agriculture, Landscape, Local History, Country Life,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1958

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

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