Says Naomi Smith
It is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more
Castle Bottom National Nature Reserve, Hampshire
writes to Tony Barnett
"Castle Bottom was included in a formal enclosure in 1864, and was thus never registered as a common."
Says the Countryside Access Team
Information on the National Nature Reserve at Castle Bottom is held by Natural England, as they designated the land as a National Nature Reserve.
With regard to the registration of the land as a Common, it appears that the land at Castle Bottom was included in a formal enclosure in 1864, and was thus never registered as a common.
Further information can be found in "A Guide to Enclosure in Hampshire 1700-1900" by John Chapman and Sylvia Seeliger, published 1997, ISBN 1859751091.
Tony Barnett replies to the The Rights of Way Countryside Access Team, Countryside Service, Hampshire County Council
"The land is common land you are in breach of common land law"
Says Tony Barnett
I thank you for your reply, but, a lot of common land was not registered, even with commoners rights in 1965 nevertheless they are common lands and identified of lands capable of rights of common eg,forestry land is common land but not registered as such.
The book you suggest is in the same foremat as Wikipedia and not correct, there are several books and include hearsay which is not a general consenus of opinion, however, the land is common land and has no statute book record, the "Inclosure" was not by Parliamentry Bill and does not benefit from Royal Assent, it does breach common law's of "Encroachment, Aprovement, Trespass and Enclosure, as commoners rights exist and you have livestock on there you should be able to disclose certificate's of public liabilty to cover the works and livestock, which, may be removed by the public, these works cannot be supported by commoners or local authority.
As the land is common land you are in breach of common land law of taking fodder to supplement feeding, (not from the lands capability of producing) thus contaminating the flora and fauna
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more