Estovers, rights of


Estovers, rights of
The ancient right to take reeds, heather and bracken; also to cut and take wood. -

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  • Estovers — In former English law, estovers is wood that a tenant is allowed to take, for life or a period of years, from the land he holds for the repair of his house, the implements of husbandry, hedges and fences, and for firewood. The word derives the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rights of common — There were five rights of common: of pasture; of *estovers; of *turbary; in the soil; and of Piscary. Cf. Riparies …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Common land — Modern day pannage, or common of mast, in the New Forest For other uses of commons , see Commons (disambiguation). Common land (a common) is land owned collectively or by one person, but over which other people have certain traditional rights,… …   Wikipedia

  • New Forest — For other uses, see New Forest (disambiguation). New Forest National Park IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape) …   Wikipedia

  • Southrepps — Infobox UK place official name= Southrepps country= England region= East of England shire district= North Norfolk shire county= Norfolk civil parish= Southrepps static static image caption = St James Parish Church, Southrepps population= 758… …   Wikipedia

  • common property — noun 1. : land in which all members of the community hold equal rights 2. : land or other property in which a person other than the owner holds certain rights in common with the owner compare estovers 3. : information generally known prevent the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bredbury — infobox UK place country = England official name= Bredbury latitude= 53.4206 longitude= 2.1135 population= 15,126 (2001 Census) metropolitan borough= Stockport metropolitan county= Greater Manchester region= North West England constituency… …   Wikipedia

  • Affuage — is the right to cut wood in a forest for firewood. In England there existed prior to 1850 a right of fuelwood (estovers). This is the right to cut wood for fuel. The wood must be burned in the house and the right applies to the hearth, not to… …   Wikipedia

  • common — com·mon 1 adj 1 a: of or relating to a community at large: public common defense b: known to the community a common thief 2: belonging to or shared by two or more persons or things or by all members of a group …   Law dictionary


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