Powys County Archives Office
Enclosure of Talachddu Commons, 1865, Plan
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/DX/10
Title: Enclosure of Talachddu Commons, 1865, Plan
Short title: Enclosure of Talachddu Commons, 1865, plan
Dates of creation: 1865
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (1 item)
Name of creator(s): Enclosure Commissioners
Administrative and biographical history: The enclosure of arable land, waste and common by private Act of Parliament became common from 1750; since it involved the extinction of the common rights of tenants and others, it often benefited the larger landowners. There were soon so many Acts that the first Public General Act was passed in 1801 to simplify the procedure. Many bills were opposed, either by people wishing to revise clauses, or by people opposed to the enclosure in any form. The most serious opposition took the form of a counter-petition. Sometimes a new bill had to be presented and enclosure could be delayed for many years. In 1845, a new body, the Enclosure Commissioners, became responsible for permitting enclosure in response to applications from local landowners, and issuing awards including land allotments.
Scope and content: Plan of the enclosure of Talachddu Commons, Brecknockshire, 1865.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Powys County Archives Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: Donated by Dr T. F. Holley
Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from the Welsh Folk Museum, St Fagans, South Glamorgan, 1986
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Inclosure of Talachddu Commons, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: June 2005