| Commentary

10 Enfranchised copyhold

| Commentary

10 Enfranchised copyhold

There are still pockets of land in, mainly, northern England and the Midlands, where former copyhold land still exists, and any proposals to extract minerals or carry out landfilling must consider the possibility of such an interest existing.

Unless there was a special custom to the contrary1, before 1926 the property in mines and minerals in or under lands of former copyhold or customary freehold tenure was vested in the lord of the manor but the copyholder had possession. The mines and minerals could not therefore be worked by one without the concurrence of the other. The space

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