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The New Forest—Inclosure At Stoneycross—Question

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 4 May 1876

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Treasury have taken any steps to test the legality of an in closure of about 250 acres recently made in the New Forest near Stoneycross; and, whether the Treasury are intending to maintain such of the forestal rights of the Crown as may be infringed thereby?

An inquiry into the in closures at Stoneycross is being proceeded with, but owing to the necessity of making searches among the ancient records relative to the history of the manor of Minstead, it has not been possible to arrive at any decision on the subject. The investigation of the records is now, however, completed, and the Law Officers of the Crown are about to be consulted on the subject.