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An arduous and unprofitable undertaking: the enclosure of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

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This paper provides a case study of the parliamentary enclosure of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire. A collection of nearly eighty letters reveals the often-acrimonious negotiations over the draft clauses of the enclosure bill, and the extent of the concessions needed to overcome opposition to enclosure. Rents on the manorial lord’s property in Stanton Harcourt after enclosure are adjusted to obtain the income actually derived from the land. These time-series are compared with three counterfactu...

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University of Oxford
Series:
Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Article number:
26
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
1998-11-01
Paper number:
26
Language:
English
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1169647
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pubs:1169647
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2021-03-30

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