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The link below will take you to our Lottery-funded website that tells the story of the enclosure of common fields in Berkshire. This process divided up the large, open fields in many Berkshire parishes and replaced them with individual allotments, bordered by hedgerows, that created the rural landscape we know today.
There are images of the maps and awards for every enclosure following an Act of Parliament between 1738 and 1883, and a searchable index to the awards.
Problems with images not displaying
We seem to be experiencing a problem with the New Landscapes website whereby images are not displaying and the following message appears:
"Error - Cannot get [reference of map].jpg. Transaction error"
This sometimes resolves itself later in the day or the following day, but not always. As it has been reported to us by users more than twice over the last two weeks, we have reported it to our IT department to investigate as it does not appear to be a 'one off'.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that it will be resolved soon.
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Enemies of the StateIrish Patriots in Reading Gaol
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