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Subject: Macclesfield Common
Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 08:15:32 EDT
Hello Margaret, There are 4 or 5 pages on the enclosure of the Common in
C.Stella Davies' The History of Macclesfield, I'll photocopy them and send it
snail mail.The Enclosure Act for Macclesfield was passed in 1796 for any others
interested and the Waters and Parsonage(Park) Green were reserved as open
space 'for ever' to be used for fairs and markets. There certainly was a
bi-annual fair in the Waters up to the point when I left Macclesfield in the 1970s -
I think the May Fair still exists or maybe it was the October one that
survived, I'm pretty sure only one of them did.
Allotments I don't know about but I found my gt-gt grandfather named as an
allotments holder on the 1840s Tithe Map in Arnold, Notts so that is probably
an avenue worth exploring. The Tithe Apportionments will give you the names of
landowners and tenants, they were called gardens in Arnold but were
consecutive small strips of land on the map and obviously allotments.