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