Commentary

207 Rights of common

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

207 Rights of common

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

207 Rights of common

A variety of different rights of common may exist for the benefit of the freehold owner and of commoners, all of which incorporate rights of access to and over the common land. There is no category of common right merely to wander at will and the rights are exercisable only by the commoners, not by the public at large.

Rights of common may include, for example, the right to graze animals, the right of turbary (a right to take turf for heating) and the right of piscary (the right to fish).

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