Public documents1 (for example, public registers and returns made under public authority with respect to matters of public interest) are admissible in civil proceedings2 as evidence of facts stated in them3. The extent to which statements in public documents are admissible to prove any particular facts stated depends on the nature of the document and the objects for which it was drawn up.
The Domesday Book is a record of a public inquisition or survey, and therefore admissible as evidence of boundaries4.
A Crown survey, if made under proper authority, as, for example, pursuant to an Act of Parliament, with the
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