317. Common land.

317.     Common land.

There remains a power to make orders fixing boundaries in connection with land not liable to be inclosed1. These powers may be regarded as obsolete2.

In the past it has been difficult to determine the boundaries of any particular stretch of common land, since many stretches of common land are contiguous, inter-commonage may blur the boundaries, and there are legal restrictions on placing fences or other physical boundaries round common land3. However, the Commons Registration Act 1965 made elaborate provisions for the registration of common land, the rights of