Records and Sources…..Enclosure Award

Historically farming was based on large open fields, where individual famers owned and cropped small strips of land scattered throughout these fields. In 1806 it was decided to amalgamate these hundreds of strips into fields of manageable size and allot them amongst the various owners, so each would have fields of their own. This process was virtually complete by the end of 1808, but various snags prevented completion until 1816 . This process of Enclosure shaped the parish for the future and in the Award land ownership is recorded in detail.


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