Catalogue description Records of the New Forest

Details of Division within F
Reference: Division within F
Title: Records of the New Forest

Records relating to the mapping and administration of the New Forest.

Plans prepared under the 1949 act are in F 2. Records of the Deputy Surveyor's Office are in F 24 and F 25

Date: 1720-1993
Related material:

For Director of Forestry correspondence and papers, see F 10

For other maps, plans, and drawings, see F 17

For records of enclosure commissions for the forest, see J 124

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Forestry Commission, New Forest Deputy Surveyors Office, 1919-1973

Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, New Forest Deputy Surveyors Office, 1869-1919

Physical description: 3 series
Administrative / biographical background:

The New Forest in Hampshire was, until 1969, independent of the South East Conservancy, having its own deputy surveyor. It covers a large area of wooded and other land, and the inhabitants remain some privileges which have been traditional since the middle ages. The New Forest Act 1949 required the commission to prepare plans, for deposit in the Public Record Office, showing those properties to which rights of common were attached.

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