Commentary

84 Public rights of access at common law

COMMONS vol 6(1)B
| Commentary

84 Public rights of access at common law

| Commentary

I: PUBLIC RIGHT OF ACCESS

84 Public rights of access at common law

Before 1926 there was no public right of access to a common except to towns and village greens and commons set aside by the Inclosure Awards for recreation. Even then the right of access was strictly confined to the inhabitants of a particular locality1.

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