The Pound, Wimbledon Common

The Pound, Wimbledon Common

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1913
Area Wimbledon Village
Copyright 1 G.C. Druce
Picture Reference Wim_​Wimbledon_​Common_​M_​W_​8-3
Original Format Photo
Notes / History From the late medieval period, use of the Common was controlled by the Manor Court, which comprised the lord’s tenants and a steward.

One of the Court’s most important rulings, concerned grazing rights.
Each tenant farming 15 acres of manorial land was allowed to graze a limited amount of livestock on the Common.

Failure to comply with the rules regarding pasturing would incur a fine. Stray animals were corralled in the village pound and only released on receipt of a fine.

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