Catalogue description Forestry Commission: New Forest Acts 1949 and 1964: Plans of Land entitled to Common Rights

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Reference: F 2
Title: Forestry Commission: New Forest Acts 1949 and 1964: Plans of Land entitled to Common Rights
Description:

This series originally consisted largely of maps deposited by the Forestry Commission under the New Forest Act 1949 s 4(6) and the New Forest Act 1964 s 2(5). Historical introductions to the two sets of plans, and associated textual documents, remain in this series, but the maps were transferred to the series MPO 1, where they are described in full.

Date: 1950-1972
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 5 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Administrative / biographical background:

The 1949 Act required the creation of maps to show lands to which were attached common rights over the forest. Such lands had previously been recorded in a register compiled in accordance with the New Forest Deer Removal etc Act (14 & 15 Vic c. 76) and the New Forest Act 1854 (17 & 18 Vic c 49). A copy of this register was to be deposited at the Office of Land Revenue Records and Enrolments. The parish boundaries depicted on the maps are those which existed when the register was compiled.

The 1964 Act provided for the creation of similar maps, following a change in Forest boundaries.

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