Aireborough Historical Society

1797 Guiseley Enclosure Land Sale




Title
Enclosure Land Sale
Date March 1797
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
X260
Comment

Guiseley, To Be Sold By Auction.

At the house of Abraham Sladen in Guiseley, on Wednesday the fifth day of April next, between the Hours of Four and Seven in the Afternoon.

Pursuant to the Discretion of an Act of Parliament lately passed for dividing and inclosing the Commons of Guiseley.

      The sixteenth share of the said Common alloted to the Lords of the Manor of Guiseley containing in Statute Measure forty six Acres and three Roods, bounded Eastward by the Lordship of Carlton, Westward by an Allotment* to Thomas Walker Esq. Northward by a road called York Gate and Southward by a private road and several Allotments.

       Further Particulars may be had at Wilson and Smith's Office in Otley - And on Thursday the sixth of April, the Commissioners for the Inclosure will receive Proposals at the White Horse Inn in Otley for Ring-fencing the Rector's Allotment and for forming and covering with Stone the Public Roads upon the said Common".


* In this context allotment refers to the parcels of land awarded by the Enclosure Commissioners, not the vegetable plots we call allotments.

 

Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling.

 

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