Subtypes Commons - Common meadow

‘Meadow’ refers to grassland used for the production of hay. Common meadow was generally open to common grazing after the hay harvest, but was usually divided into separate blocks in individual ownership in the same way as common arable.  However, in some places the harvest rights in the common meadow were reallocated at random each year by the drawing of lots.

 

(De Moor et al. 2002, 17-8)

 

 

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