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Earley Enclosure Map

The link below will take you to our Lottery-funded website that tells the story of the enclosure of common fields in Berkshire.  This process divided up the large, open fields in many Berkshire parishes and replaced them with individual allotments, bordered by hedgerows, that created the rural landscape we know today.

There are images of  the maps and awards for every enclosure following an Act of Parliament between 1738 and 1883, and a searchable index to the awards.

 

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New LandscapesThe Berkshire Enclosure website

 

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