Laxton Jury Day and Court Leet. Laxton, Nottinghamshire. England 1973. Staking out the strips of land. Annually November and first week of December.<br />
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Laxton is the only place in England where the open-field system continues to be used.  It is thought that its anomalous survival is due to the inability of two early 19th century landowners to agree on how the land was to be enclosed, thus resulting in the perpetuation of the existing system.<br />
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 My ref 24/669/1973,
STRIP FARMING ENGLAND 1970S UK
Laxton Jury Day and Court Leet. Laxton, Nottinghamshire. England 1973. Staking out the strips of land. Annually November and first week of December.

Laxton is the only place in England where the open-field system continues to be used. It is thought that its anomalous survival is due to the inability of two early 19th century landowners to agree on how the land was to be enclosed, thus resulting in the perpetuation of the existing system.

My ref 24/669/1973,

Filename: OPEN-FIELD FARMING LAXTON ENGLAND Img327a.jpg
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Date: 24 Mar 2015
Location: Laxton Nottinghamshire
Credit: Homer Sykes
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