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Beyond enclosure: upland common land in England and Wales since 1800.

Straughton, Eleanor A. (2004) Beyond enclosure: upland common land in England and Wales since 1800. In: Society, Landscape and Environment in Upland Britain. Supplementary Series (2). Society for Landscape Studies, Birmingham, pp. 89-98. ISBN 0 9539711-1-2

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Abstract

A significant acreage of common land remains in the mountains, moors and fells of England and Wales; landscapes where parliamentary enclosure had incomplete and idiosyncratic effect. Looking beyond enclosure, this chapter asks for greater awareness of upland common land and common agriculture. The chapter argues for close analysis of 'communal' grazing customs and institutions existing within a changing cultural and political environment. Further, it is suggested that a global debate on 'common pool resources' informs analysis of upland commons and reaffirms their international importance.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: access ; agriculture ; common ; conservation ; grazing ; land use ; parliamentary enclosure ; rights ; uplands
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 20040
Deposited By: Dr Eleanor Straughton
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2008 11:21
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 18:16
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/20040

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