Commentary

6 Definition of town and village greens

COMMONS vol 6(1)B
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6 Definition of town and village greens

| Commentary

6 Definition of town and village greens

The Commons Registration Act 1965 originally provided for 3 classes of ‘town or village green’ to be registered, which were defined as follows1:

  1. 6.1

        land which has been allotted by or under any Act for the exercise or recreation of the inhabitants of any locality (class a); or

  2. 6.2

        land on which the inhabitants have a customary right to indulge in lawful sports and pastimes (class b); or

  3. 6.3

        land on which the inhabitants of any locality have indulged in such sports and pastimes as of right for not less than twenty years’

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