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Journal Article

Common Rights to Land in England, 1475-1839

Gregory Clark and Anthony Clark
The Journal of Economic History
Vol. 61, No. 4 (Dec., 2001), pp. 1009-1036
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2697915
Page Count: 28
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Abstract

We estimate the extent of common land in England from 1475 to 1839, treating charity land as a sample. We find common was only 27 percent of land in 1600. Thus there was little common beyond what Parliamentary acts later enclosed. More tentatively, common was only one-third of land even in 1500. Further, common land in 1600 was mainly stinted, excluding those without formal property rights. Common waste, to which the landless poor did have access, constituted a mere 4 percent of land, and was mainly land of marginal value. Private property was thus the norm in England by 1600.

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