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Enclosure of Talachddu Commons, 1865, Plan

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/DX/10

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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.


Language/script: English

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.
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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



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