Catalogue description Epping Forest Commissioners: correspondence, papers and maps

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Reference: WORK 9
Title: Epping Forest Commissioners: correspondence, papers and maps

This series contains the records of the Commissioners appointed under the Epping Forest Act 1871 to inquire into rights and claims over the forest and to prepare a scheme for the preservation and management of the waste lands as an open space for the recreation and enjoyment of the public, and some records of the Arbitrator appointed to settle disputed matters arising from the provisions of the 1878 Epping Forest Act. The records include correspondence; minute books of the commissioners, minutes of evidence and printed reports of proceedings; claims and objections to claims; evidence, mostly in the form of office copies and translations of manorial and court documents or of extracts from them; orders of the commissioners and of the arbitrator; and maps and plans. The series also contains a few records or copies of records of the commissioners appointed under the New Forest and Waltham Forest Act 1849, presumably consulted by the 1871 commissioners.

Date: 1748-1882
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Epping Forest Arbitrator, 1878-1882

Epping Forest Commissioners, 1871-1877

Physical description: 148 boxes and volumes
Immediate source of acquisition:

Office of Works , from 1892 (or earlier?) , from 1941

Ministry of Works and Buildings , from 1892 (or earlier?) , from 1941

Accumulation dates: 1871-1882

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