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ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE

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.
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OPEN-FIELD FARMING SYSTEM ENGLAND LAXTON
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.

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From gallery: ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE
Source: Homer Sykes
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Location: Laxton Nottinghamshire.
Credit: Homer Sykes
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  • Court Leet
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Strip farming
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  • 1970s
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  • ANNUAL EVENT
  • ENGLAND
  • BRITAIN
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  • BRITISH
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  • ARCHIVE STOCK
  • November
  • December
  • My ref 18a
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  • 1973

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