Wellow Village | Nottinghamshire
WELLOW TOFTHOLDERS & OWNERS This compound was erected in 1842, after the Inclosures Act for the purpose of holding straying stock until the committee could assess what fines were appropriate to be charged to their owners. Minutes of a Toft Holders meeting held on 10th, November 1919 record; "A meeting of the toft holders interested in the Commons and open Lands in the Parish was held in the Parish School room this tenth day of November 1919 for the pupose of entering into an agreement as to the charges to be made by the Pinder for impounding stock trespassing on the said Commons and open Lands. Moved by Mr. G. Ragsdale and seconded by Mr. A.R. Retford and, resolved that the fees chargeable by the Pinder for impounding stock trespassing on the Commons and open Lands shall be as follows:- * For each Horse - One shilling * For each Beast - One shilling * For each Sheep - Two pence with a minimum charge of One shilling * For each Pig - Two shillings Moved by Mr. W. Richards and seconded by Mr. T.H. Newton and resolved that in future any stock not removed from the Commons and open Lands by one hour after sunset shall be liable to be impounded, this not to apply to the common known as Cocking Moor and the lane leading thereto. Moved by Mr. U. Goodwin and seconded by Mr. A.R. Retford and, resolved that no diseased or animal dangerous to the other stock be permitted on the Commons and open Lands. A sub-committee of four appointed by the Management Committee, shall determine in the case of any uncertainty when such animal shall be removed and their decision shall be binding and final. The Chairman reported to the meeting that Mr. Crowder had been appointed by the Leet* Court Jury held at Wellow on Wednesday, November 5th 1919, to act as Pinder until further notice and that he would receive instructions from the Committee of Management." * Note; The Oxford English Dictionary definition of "Leet" is "Yearly or half - yearly court of Record, holdable by lords of certain manors; jurisdiction or district of this".
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