Parliamentary Enclosure

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Parliamentary Enclosure and Open Fields
... British Agricultural Revolution) During the 18th and 19th centuries, enclosures were by means of local acts of Parliament, called the Inclosure Acts ... These "parliamentary" enclosures consolidated strips in the open fields into more compact units, and enclosed much of the remaining pasture commons or wastes ... Parliamentary enclosures usually provided commoners with some other land in compensation for the loss of common rights, although often of poor quality and limited extent ...