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Malham Inclosure

Enclosure or Inclosure is the term used to describe the consolidation or extension of land-holdings and generally it was applied to large areas which had been used communally, dividing it into fields farmed by individuals, or to waste such as marsh or moorland to be improved and brought into agricultural use. Large communal pastures were broken up and enclosed, and the strips of land which had been farmed under the open field system, were consolidated into small fields.
Many early enclosures of common lands and pastures were made by general agreement and from the 16th Century onwards, Private Enclosure Acts had to be passed by Parliament, but these became so frequent that in 1801 the first General Enclosure Act was passed to streamline the process. A further Act in 1845 appointed permanent Enclosure Commissioners who were authorised to issue Enclosure Awards without submitting them for Parliamentary approval. These Commissioners allocated plots which they considered to be a fair equivalent "in full and perfect satisfaction" of the pre-existing open lands and common rights. Their decisions were recorded in the Enclosure Award documents and were accompanied by a map prepared by an appointed surveyor. The Acts were used to enclose almost 7 million acres of land, 21% of England was enclosed by over 5000 Acts of Parliament. Around two thirds of this land had been arable and the rest was common or waste.

However as late as 1760, Malham village still had fields farmed in strips as they had been in the medieval period. This can be seen in the plan below, which shows the tenanted land held in West Malham by Thomas Lister in 1760, much of it still divided into strips. Henry Airton's 24 acres was actually made up of 24 parcels of land, only seven were over an acre, the being largest 4a 1r 16p and most were less tha 3 roods, with the smallest being just 14 perches/poles ( just over a third of an acre).

West Malham Fields 1760
Land held in West Malham by Thomas Lister in 1760 showing his tenants. (Click on the map to view a larger version)

By the 19th century, with the exception of some upland stinted pasture areas, most of the land in Malhamdale had already been enclosed "by agreement", Private or Parliamentary Act. In consequence the existing awards deal with a relatively small part of each township. There is a National Archives Enclosure Awards Research Guide External Website logo and the existing Awards for Malhamdale can be found at the North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton.External Website logo

Malhamdale Enclosure Awards

Malham

12 Jul 1850

East and West Malham stinted Pastures in the township of Malham, 2,758 acres.

Kirkby Malham

4 Oct 1832

Kirkby Grain & Kirkby Cow Close stinted pastures, 566 acres.

Hanlith

29 Jan 1817

Kirkby Grain & Kirkby Cow Close stinted pastures, 566 acres.

Scosthrop

16 Jan 1799

Common fields and stinted pastures, including Scosthrop High and Low Moors 743 acres.

Airton

21 Jun 1854

Highside Pasture situate in the township of Airton.

Coniston Cold

19 May 1825

Coniston Moor, 450 acres.

Winterburn

5 Mar 1858

Winterburn Moor in the parish of Gargrave, 223 acres.

Bordley

27 Dec 1771

Two stinted pastures called Hetton Moor otherwise Hetton Cow Close, 733 acres and Hetton Ox Pasture, 316 acres.

Bordley

20 Apr 1852

Bordley Intack, 127 acres.

As you can see, Malhamdale the Enclosure Awards mainly relate to parcels of stinted pasture and the largest and most interesting of these Enclosure Awards is that for Malham which appears here along with the Award Map: -


Malham Inclosure Award 1850

To all to whom these presents shall come I Ralph Lodge of Bishopdale in the Parish of Aysgarth in the County of York Land Agent send greeting.

Whereas by a Provisional Order under the Seal of the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales, dated the Eleventh day of January One Thousand eight Hundred and forty seven by the necessary consents given to such order and by the Notice of the said Commissioners of their intention to proceed therewith the Inclosure of East and West Malham Pastures called Grisedale, Pikedhaw, Ewe Moor, Cove, Lings, New Close, Cross Field, Weets, Coden, Butterhaw and Slevina situate in the Township of Malham in the Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale in the West Riding of the County of York has been duly authorised under the Provisions of the Act passed in the Eighth and Ninth years of the Reign of Her present Majesty Chapter 118.  The said East and West Malham Pastures being Land to the Inclosure of which under the said Act the previous consent of Parliament is not thereby required

And Whereas I the said Ralph Lodge have been appointed the Valuer in the matter of the said Inclosure and having made the Declaration required by the said Act have duly held all necessary meetings and drawn up and sent to the said Inclosure Commissioners my Report in writing in the matter of the said Inclosure with a Map in three parts numbered 1, 2 and 3 thereunto annexed and in all other respects complied with the provisions of the said Act

And Whereas all such objections as have been made to my said Report having been heard and all such inquiries having been made in relation thereto as the said Inclosure Commissioners have thought fit the said Inclosure Commissioners have authorised and directed me to cause to be drawn up and engrossed on Parchment my Award in the matter of such Inclosure.

Now Know Ye that in pursuance of the provisions of the said Acts and by virtue of the powers and authorities in me vested I the said Ralph Lodge the Valuer as aforesaid do make and declare this to be my Award in the matter of the said Inclosure and to this my Award I have annexed the Map referred to by my said Report

And I do hereby declare that I have set out and appointed and do hereby set out and appoint the following public Carriage roads or Highways that is to say

Public Roads in West Malham

One Public Carriage road or highway of the width of Twenty three feet to be called the “Malham and Langcliffe Road” commencing at a gate called Cove Gate marked L on the Map hereto annexed and extending in a North westwardly direction to a Gate called Outside Gate marked E on the said Map

One other public bridle and driving road of the width of nine feet to be called the “Settle Horse Road” commencing at and branching out of the said Public Carriage road or highway called the Malham and Langcliffe Road at the place marked G on the said Map and extending in a westwardly direction over a portion of Allotments numbered 23, 15, 5 and 1 to an ancient Gate called Stockdale Gate marked A on the said Map

One other public bridle and driving road of the width of nine feet to be called the “Kirkby Fell Road” commencing at and branching off from the said road called the Settle Horse Road at the place marked C on the said Map and extending in a southwardly direction over a portion of the allotment numbered 1 to an ancient Gate called “Sandy Gate” marked B on the said Map

One other Public Bridle and Driving Road of the width of nine feet to be called the “Grisedale Road commencing at the Place marked D on the said Map and extending in a northwardly direction over a portion of the Allotments numbered 5, 12, 10 and 6 and terminating at the place marked F on the said Map

One other Public Footpath or Road of the width of three feet  to be called the “Ewe Moor Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Malham and Langcliffe Road at the place marked X on the said Map and extending in a Northwardly direction over a portion of the allotments numbered 35, 34, 30, 31, 32, 22, 21 and 20 on the said Map to a place marked Y on the said Map

One other Public Footpath or Road of the width of three feet to be called the “Ives Stile Footpath commencing at and branching out of the said Road called Malham and Langcliffe Road at the Place marked HH on the said Map and extending in a Southwardly direction over a portion of the Allotment numbered 40 on the said Map to an ancient Stile called Ives Stile marked II on the said Map

One other Public Footpath or road of the width of three feet to be called the “Cove footpath” commencing at and branching out of the said Malham and Langcliffe Road at the place marked K on the said Map and extending in a Northwardly direction over a portion of the Allotments numbered 38 35 and 34 to and into the Allotment numbered 33 on the said Map

Private Roads in  West Malham   

And I further declare that I have set out and appointed and do hereby set out and appoint the following Private Carriage and Occupation Roads that is to say

One private Carriage and Occupation road of the width of nine feet to be called the “Kirkby Malham School” and the “Kirkby Malham Overseers Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Malham and Langcliffe Road at the place marked F on the said Map and extending in a Southwestwardly direction over a portion of the Allotments numbered 6 and 10 on the said Map to and into the allotment numbered 12 on the said Map and terminating at the place marked EE on the said Map for the use of the Owners and occupiers for the time being of the said allotments numbered 10 and 12.

And I direct and appoint that the said private Carriage and Occupation Road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the Owners and proprietors for the time being of the allotments numbered 10 and 12 on the said Map in the following proportions videlicet Two hundred yards at the north end thereof by the owner and proprietor for the time being of the said allotment numbered 10 and the remainder at the South end thereof by the owner and proprietor for the time being of the said allotment numbered 12

One other private Carriage and Occupation road of the width of nine feet to be called “Henry and William Atkinson’s Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Malham and Langcliffe Road at the place marked G on the said Map and extending in a westwardly direction over a portion of the Allotment numbered 23 on the said Map to an ancient gate called “Flair Sleet Gate” marked FF on the said Map and extending over a portion of the allotment numbered 15 on the said Map to and into the allotment numbered 14 and terminating at the place marked GG on the said Map for the use of the owners and occupiers for the time being of the said allotments numbered 15 and 14

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned private carriage and occupation Road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the Owners and proprietors for the time being of the allotments numbered 15 and 14 on the said Map in the following proportions viz:  Six hundred yards at the east end thereof by the owner and proprietor of the said Allotment numbered 14 and the remainder at the west end thereof by the owner and proprietor of the said allotment numbered 15.

One other private Carriage and Occupation road of the width of fifteen feet to be called the “Sellgill Road” commencing at the place marked Z on the said Map and extending in a South westwardly direction over a portion of the allotments numbered 29 and 26 on the said Map to and into two certain ancient Inclosures called Sellgills marked CC and DD on the said Map for the use of the owners and occupiers for the time being of the said ancient Inclosures called Sellgills.

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned private Carriage and occupation road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the Owners and proprietors for the time being of the said ancient Inclosures called Sellgills marked CC and DD on the said Map

One other private Carriage and Occupation road of the width of fifteen feet to be called the “Butterhaw Lane Road commencing at an ancient Gate called “Ewe Moor Gate” marked H on the said Map and extending in a Southwardly direction over a portion of the allotment numbered 29 on the said Map to an ancient Gate called Butterhaw Gate marked AA on the said Map for the use of the owners and occupiers for the time being of certain ancient Inclosures situate at the South End of the said Road

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned Private Carriage and Occupation road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the Owner and Proprietor for the time being of the Allotment numbered 29 on the said Map.

One other private carriage and occupation road of the width of fifteen feet to be called the “Cove Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Malham and Langcliffe Road at the place marked K on the said Map and extending in a Northwardly direction over a portion of the allotments numbered 38 and 35 to and into the allotment numbered 34 and terminating at the place marked W on the said Map for the use of the owners and occupiers for the time being of the said allotments numbered 38, 35, and 34 and the owners and occupiers for the time being of certain ancient Inclosures situate on the East side of  Malham Beck

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned Private Carriage and Occupation Road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the Owners and proprietors for the time being of the allotments numbered 38 and 35 on the said Map and that each of such respective owners and proprietors for the time being shall make, maintain and repair so much of the said Road as passes into and over his said allotment

One other private Carriage and Occupation road of the width of fifteen feet to be called the “Shackletons Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Cove Road at the place marked Q on the said Map and branching and extending in an Eastwardly direction across the stream to and into an ancient Field called Freeda marked R on the said Map for the use of the owner and occupier for the time being of the said ancient Field called Freeda

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned private Carriage and Occupation road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the owners and proprietors for the time being of the said Field called Freeda

One other private Carriage and Occupation road of the width of fifteen feet to be called “Lord Ribblesdale’s Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Cove Road at the place marked S on the said Map and then branching and extending in a North Eastwardly direction across the stream to and terminating at an ancient Gate leading to an ancient Inclosure called the Cove Close marked T on the said Map for the use of the Owner and occupier for the time being of the said ancient Inclosure called Cove Close.

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned private Carriage and Occupation road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the Owner and Proprietor for the time being of the said field called Cove Close

One other private Carriage and Occupation road of the width of fifteen feet to be called “Betty Lunds Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Cove Road at the place marked U on the said Map and then branching and extending in a North Eastwardly direction across the Stream to and into certain ancient Inclosures called Cove Bottom and Cove Wood marked V on the said Map for the use of the Owners and occupiers for the time being of the said ancient Inclosures called Cove Bottom and Cove Wood.

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned private Carriage and Occupation road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the owner and proprietor for the time being of the said field called Cove bottom.

One other private Carriage and Occupation Road of the width of fifteen feet to be called the “Mill Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Malham and Langcliffe Road at the Place marked M on the said Map and extending in a North westwardly direction over a portion of the Allotment numbered 38 to an ancient Mill marked N on the said Map for the use of the Owner and Occupier for the time being of the said ancient Mill

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned private Carriage and Occupation Road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repairs by the owners and proprietors for the time being of the said Mill marked N

One other private Carriage and Occupation Road of the width of fifteen feet to be called “Henry Atkinsons Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Malham and Langcliffe Road at the place marked J on the said map and extending in a Southwestwardly direction over a portion of the Allotment numbered 40 on the said Map to an ancient Inclosure called “West Cote Land” marked O on the said Map for the use of the owner and occupier for the time being of the said ancient Inclosure called West Cote Land

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned Private Carriage and Occupation Road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the Owner and Proprietor for the time being of the said field called West Cote Land only.

Springs in West Malham 

And I do further declare that I have set out and appointed and do hereby set out and appoint the following Springs for the use of the owners of the allotments hereby set out in manner hereinafter mentioned that is to say

One Spring called “Crook Scar Spring” rising and situate in the allotment numbered 5 on the said Map to be conveyed thence by a drain or piping in and through a portion of the said allotment numbered 5 to and into the allotment numbered 10 and from thence to and into the allotment numbered 12 on the said Map for the use of the owners and occupiers for the time being of the said allotments respectively

And I direct and appoint that the owners and proprietors for the time being of the same allotments shall at all times hereafter repair and maintain the said Drain or piping so far as the same shall extend through their said allotments respectively

One other Spring called “Cam Scar Spring” rising and situate in the Allotment numbered 21 on the said Map to be conveyed by a Drain or Piping into and through a portion of the said Allotment numbered 21 to and into the Allotment numbered 20 and from thence to and into the Allotment numbered 4 situate in East Malham for the use of the Owners and Occupiers for the time being of the said Allotments respectively

And I direct and appoint that the owners and proprietors for the time being of the said allotment numbered 20 situate in West Malham and the allotment numbered 4 situate in East Malham shall at all times have free access to repair the said Drain or piping as laid down in the said portion of Allotments and shall for ever hereafter bear the expense of maintaining and repairing the said conveyance of the Cam Scar Spring in equal shares and proportions

One other Spring called “Cove head Spring” rising and situate in the allotment numbered 32 on the said Map to be conveyed by a Drain or piping into and through a portion of the said allotment numbered 32 to and into the Allotment numbered 22 and from thence to and into the allotments numbered 6 and 8 on the said Map situate in East Malham for the use of the Owners and Occupiers for the time being of the said Allotments respectively.

And I direct and appoint that the owners and proprietors for the time being of the said allotment numbered 22 situate in West Malham and the said Allotments numbered 6 and 8 situate in East Malham shall at all times hereafter have free access to repair the said Drain or Piping as laid down in the said portions of Allotments and shall for ever hereafter bear the expense of maintaining and repairing the said conveyance of the Cove Head Spring in equal shares and proportions

One other Spring called “Scarth Head Spring” rising and situate in the Allotment numbered 31 on the said Map to be conveyed by a Drain or piping into and through a portion of the said Allotment numbered 31 to and into the Allotment numbered 30 on the said Map for the use of the owners and Occupiers for the time being of the said allotments respectively

And I direct and appoint that the owners and proprietors for the time being shall at all times hereafter have free access to repair the said Drain or Piping as laid down in the said portions of Allotments.

And I further direct and appoint that the owners and proprietors for the time being of the said allotment numbered 30 shall for ever hereafter maintain and repair the said Conveyance of the “Scarth Head Spring”

One other Spring or Lake called “Malham Tarn” rising and situate in the Allotment numbered 1 in East Malham to be conveyed by a Drain, piping, or open cutting into and through a portion of the said Allotment numbered 1 to and into the Allotment numbered 4 and to and into a portion of a certain Pasture called Dean Moor also the allotments numbered 20, 21, 22, and 32 in West Malham and the allotments numbered 5,6 and 8 in East Malham for the use of the owners and occupiers for the time being of the said allotments respectively

And I direct and appoint that the owners and Proprietors for the time being of the same allotments shall at all times hereafter have free access to repair the said drain piping or open cutting as laid down in the said portions of Allotments

And I further direct and appoint that the owners and proprietors for the time being of the same allotments shall for ever hereafter bear the expence of maintaining and repairing the said Conveyance of the Malham Tarn Water in the following proportions that is to say

Owners of Allotment numbered 1

¼ Share

East Malham

Owners of Allotment numbered 4

¼ Share

East Malham

Owners of Allotment numbered 20

1/8 Share

West Malham

Owners of Allotment numbered 21

1/16 Share

West Malham

Owners of Allotment numbered 5

1/16 Share

East Malham

Owners of Allotment numbered 6

1/16 Share

East Malham

Owners of Allotment numbered 22

1/16 Share

West Malham

Owners of Allotment numbered 32

1/16 Share

West Malham

Owners of Allotment numbered 8

1/16 Share

East Malham

Public Roads in East Malham

And I declare that I have set out and appointed and do hereby set out and appoint the following Public Carriage Roads or Highways in East Malham that is to say

One Public Carriage Road or Highway of the width of Twenty three feet to be called the “Lings Head Road” commencing at an ancient Gate called Water Foot Gate marked A on the said Map and extending in a eastwardly direction over a portion of the allotment numbered 1 on the said Map to an ancient Gate called New Close Gate marked B on the said Map and from thence over a portion of the allotment numbered 12 to an ancient Gate called Stoney Bank Gate marked F on the said Map

One other Public Carriage Road or Highway or the width of twenty three feet to be called the “Lings Road” commencing at an ancient Gate called Lings Gate marked D on the said Map and extending in a northwardly direction to an ancient Gate called New Close Gate marked B on the said Map and from thence over a portion of the allotment numbered 12 to an ancient gate called “Great Close Gate marked E on the said Map

One other Public Carriage Road or Highway of the width of twenty three feet to be called the “Grassington Road” commencing at an ancient Gate called “Weets Gate” marked I on the said Map and extending in a North Eastwardly direction to an ancient Gate called “Lee Gate” marked J on the said Map

One other Public Carriage Road or Highway of the width of twenty three feet to be called the “Calton Road” commencing at and branching off from the said Grassington Road at the place marked M on the said Map and extending in a South Eastwardly direction over a portion of the allotment numbered 21 to the Boundary of Bordley Township as set out by the Ordnance Survey and marked N on the said Map

One other Public Carriage Road of the width of Twenty feet to be called the “Gordale Scar Road” commencing at the place marked H on the said Map and extending in a northwardly direction to and into the allotment numbered 16 and terminating at the place marked G on the said Map

One public footway of the width of three feet to be called the Malham or Trow Gate foot way commencing at and branching off from the said Lings Road at the place marked O on the said Map and extending in a Northwardly direction into and over a portion of the allotments numbered 8, 6, 5, 4 and 1 to an ancient Stile called “Lings Head Stile” marked P on the said Map.

Private Roads in East Malham

And I declare that I have set out and appointed and do hereby set out and appoint in East Malham One private Carriage and Occupation Road of the width of fifteen feet to be called the “Park house road” commencing at and branching off from the said Grassington Road at the place marked K on the said Map and extending in an eastwardly direction over a portion of the Allotment numbered 21 to the boundary of Bordley Township as set out by the Ordnance Survey marked L on the said Map for the use of the owner and occupier of an ancient farm called Park House

And I direct and appoint that the said last mentioned private Carriage and Occupation Road shall for ever hereafter be maintained and repaired by the owner and Proprietor for the time being of the allotment numbered 21 on the said Map

And I further declare that I have set out unto the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Township of Malham All that piece or parcel of Land situate in West Malham called Malham Cove numbered 33 on the said Map containing four acres and eighteen perches to be held by them and their successors in trust as a place of Public resort for the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale and the public at large

And I have also set out unto the said Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor all that piece or parcel of Land situate in East Malham called Gordale numbered 16 on the said Map containing twelve acres and eighteen Perches to be held by them and their Successors in trust as a place of Public resort for the Inhabitants of the said Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale and the Public at large

And I further declare that I have set out all the remainder of the said pastures among the several persons hereinafter named being all the persons interested therein in the shares or allotments following set opposite to their respective names which allotments I have adjudged and determined to be proportionate to the value of the respective rights and interests of such several persons which have been claimed and allowed under the provisions of the said last mentioned Act that is to say I do set out, allot and award unto

 

Malham Enclosure West

Persons interested

Allotments in West Malham

Names of Pastures on which Allotments are made

Fences to be made and maintained by Owner of Allotment

No. of Gates in respect of which Claims allowed and Allotments made

Names of Pastures on which the Gates are claimed

Tenure

Number on Map

Extent in Statute measure

Beast Gates

Sheep Gates

Atkinson William

        

5

 

 

153

 

 

1

 

30

 

 

 Grisedale

 

 

660 Yards in length commencing at the North west corner thereof and running in a Southern direction Also the whole of the fence on the East side thereof against the Allotments numbered 10 and 12 and the whole of the fence on the North side thereof against an ancient Pasture called Outside.

18 ¼

18 ½

4 ½

4

 

 

Grisedale

Pikedhaw

Cove

Butterhaw & Slevina

 

 

Freehold

 

 

Atkinson William 14 191 1 10 Pikedhaw
All the fence on the East side thereof against the Allotment numbered 15 except 335 Yards at the North end thereof hereinafter directed to be made and repaired by the Owner and proprietor of the Allotment numbered 15.  Also all the ancient fences on the west side thereof against  Kirkby Fell and an ancient Inclosure belonging to Betty Lund And the whole of the ancient fence on the North side thereof against the allotment Numbered 12.
 

85

56

Ewe Moor

Lings

Freehold
Atkinson William 26 14   30 Slevina
All the ancient fences against the Allotments numbered 15, 25 and 29
5   New Close & Cross Field Freehold

Atkinson Henry

15

 

78

 

1

 

15

 

Pikedhaw

 

335 Yards in length commencing at the North West corner thereof and running in a Southern direction against the Allotment numbered 14 and all the ancient fences on the North and East sides thereof against the Allotments numbered 12, 17, 23 and 25.

12

14

5 ½

 

56

Grisedale

Pikedhaw

Ewe Moor

Cove

 

Freehold

 

Atkinson Henry 29 17 2 20 Butterhaw
All the ancient fence on the North side thereof against the allotment numbered 25
5   Butterhaw & Slevina Freehold

Airton, Overseers of the Poor of

30

2

4

Ewe Moor

All the ancient fence on the East side thereof against the allotment numbered 34 And all the fence on the West side thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road

1 ½

Pikedhaw

Freehold

Brown Elizabeth

17

47

39

Ewe Moor

All the fence on the North side thereof  against the allotment numbered 18. and all the fence at the East end thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road.

5 ½

70

Grisedale

Ewe Moor

Freehold

Clapham Thomas

1

 

 

114

 

 

1

 

 

33

 

Grisedale

 

 

All the fence on the East side thereof against the allotment numbered 5 except 660 yards of the North end thereof hereinbefore directed to be made and repaired by the Owner and proprietor of the Allotment numbered 5.  also all the ancient fence on the West Side thereof against Stockdale Estate and all the ancient fence at the North end thereof against Outside Pasture.

32

13 ½

5

116

Grisedale

Pikedhaw

Ewe Moor

Cove

 

 

Freehold

Clapham Thomas 23 71 2 31 Ewe Moor
All the fence on the North and East sides thereof against the Allotment numbered 17 and the Malham and Langcliffe Road
      Freehold
Clapham Thomas 35 11 2   Cove
All the fence on the South and West sides thereof against the allotment numbered 38 and the Malham and Langcliffe Road
      Freehold

Hind James

22

12

1

9

Ewe Moor

All the fence on the South Side thereof commencing at the South West corner thereof and proceeding in a Straight eastern direction against the allotment numbered 32 to the North east corner thereof Also all the fence at the Westend thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road, and all the ancient fence at the North east end thereof against the Allotment numbered 5 in East Malham

7 ½

10

Grisedale

Ewe Moor

Freehold

Kirkby Malham Overseers of the Poor of

12

29

10

Grisedale

All the fence on the North and East sides thereof against the Allotments numbered 10 and 17

13

Grisedale

Freehold

Kirkby Malham School Trustees

10

11

Grisedale

All the fence on the North and Eastsides thereof against the Allotments numbered 6 and 18

4

Pikedhaw

Freehold

Lund Betty

25

38

43

54

13

2

3

3

4

34

27

Ewe Moor

Cove

Cove

All the fence on the North and East sides thereof against the Allotment numbered 23 and the Malham and Langcliffe Road

All the fence on the West side thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road

All the fence on the North and East Sides thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road, and all the fence on the South Side thereof against the Allotment numbered 29

17

8 1/3

4 ½

3

79

Grisedale

Pikedhaw

Ewe Moor

Cove

Butterhaw & Slevina

Freehold

Freehold

Freehold

Roundell Richard Henry

21

44

37

Ewe Moor

All the fence at the South and West sides thereof against the Allotment numbered 22. and the Malham and Langcliffe Road,  and all the ancient fence on the North East side thereof against the allotment numbered 4 in East Malham

5

4 ½

40

Grisedale

Piked Haw

Ewe Moor

Freehold

Ribblesdale Thomas Lord

6

18

20

34

40

76

58

11

27

3

1

1

1

23

16

16

Grisedale

Ewe Moor

Ewe Moor

Cove

Cove

All the fence on the West and North sides thereof against the Allotment numbered 5. and Malham and Langcliffe Road, and all the fence at the North West corner thereof against Outside Pasture

All the fence on the North and East Sides thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road

All the fence on the West and South sides thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road and the Allotment numbered 21. and 57 Yards of ancient fence at the East end thereof commencing at the South East corner and proceeding in a Northern direction against the Allotment numbered 4 in East Malham

All the fence on the South East side thereof against the Allotment numbered 35 and all fence at the South and South West corners against the Malham and Langcliffe Road

All the fence on the North East side and North West end thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road and the Allotment numbered 43.

19 ¾

13 ½ & 2/3

9 ½

3

75

Grisedale

Pikedhaw

Ewe Moor

Cove

Butterhaw & Slevina

Freehold

Freehold

Freehold

Freehold

Shackleton Richard William Christopher & Robert

32

19

3

4

Ewe Moor

All the fence at the West end thereof against Malham and Langcliffe Road and the Allotment numbered 31 Also 119 Yards of fence at the North East corner thereof against the Allotment numbered 22.  Also all the fence on the South and West sides thereof against the Allotment numbered 31. and all the ancient fence on the South side thereof against the Allotment numbered 34. and 112 Yards being all the ancient fence at the South east end thereof against the Allotment numbered 6. in East Malham

7 ½

4

Grisedale

Pikedhaw

Freehold

Taylor John

31

10

2

1

Ewe Moor

All the fence on the West and South sides thereof against the Malham and Langcliffe Road and the Allotment numbered 30. and all the Ancient fence at the South east corner against the Allotment numbered 34.

25

Ewe Moor

Freehold

 

Malham Enclosure East

Persons interested

Allotments in East Malham

Names of Pastures on which Allotments are made

Fences to be made and maintained by Owner of Allotment

No. of Gates in respect of which Claims allowed and Allotments made

Names of Pastures on which Gates are claimed

Tenure

Number on Map

Extent in Statute Acres

Beast Gates

Sheep Gates

Atkinson Henry

10

27

91

6

1

3

19

21

Lings & New Close

Coden

All the fence on the West side thereof against the Lings Road

All the fence on the South side thereof against the Allotment numbered 26.

8

3

96

Lings

Cross Field

Coden

Freehold

Freehold

Brown John

19

27

2

35

Cross Field & Weets

All the fence on the South side thereof against the Allotments numbered 18 and 21 also all the fence on the East and West sides of Grassington Road, so far as such Road extends  through his said Allotment numbered 19 and all the ancient fence on the East side thereof against the said Grassington Road

8

3

16

Lings

Cross Field

Weets

Freehold

Clapham Thomas

4

15

24

26

261

191

100

19

3

3

35

20

24

23

Lings

Cross Field

Weets

Coden

All the fence on the South West, South and South East sides thereof against the allotments numbered 5. 6. and 8 and the Lings Road

All the fences on the South side thereof against the Allotment numbered 19 and 396 Yards on the West side thereof commencing at the North West corner, and proceeding in a Southern direction against the Allotment numbered 12. and all the ancient Fence adjoining the same on the North and East side thereof against ancient inclosures belonging to William Nicholson Alcock and others

All the fence on the North East and North West sides thereof against the Grassington Road and the Allotment numbered 21. and all the ancient fence on the South east side thereof against ancient inclosures belonging to the said Thomas Clapham and George John Serjeantson and against Calton Moor which has heretofore been repaired and maintained by the Owners & proprietors of Weets Pasture

208 Yards of fence on the East side thereof, commencing at the North East corner and running in a Southern direction against the Allotment numbered 25. and all the ancient Fence against the ancient Road from Malham to Grassington

63

30

5

276

Lings

Cross Field

Weets

Coden

Freehold

Freehold

Freehold

Freehold

Hind James

6

21

3

8

Lings

All the fence on the North side thereof against the Allotment numbered 5.

8

Cross Field

Freehold

Lund Betty

7

6

2

23

Lings

All the fence on the North East and North West sides thereof against the Allotment numbered 8.

16

Lings

Freehold

Roundell Richard Henry

5

22

5

Lings

All the fence on the North west side thereof against the Allotment numbered 4

1

32

Lings

Weets

Freehold

Ribblesdale, Thomas Lord

1

18

373

109

2

20

33

Lings

Cross Field & Weets

All the fence on the South Side thereof against the Allotment numbered 4 also all the fence on the East side thereof commencing at the South East corner and proceeding in a Northern direction against the Lings Road to an ancient Gate called New Close Gate marked B. on the Map.  Also all the Ancient fence on the West side thereof against Dean Moor which has been heretofore repaired and maintained by the Owners and Proprietors of Lings Pasture

All the fence on the North and South East sides thereof against the Allotment numbered 15 and the Grassington Road, and 362 Yards of fence on the East side thereof commencing at the North East corner thereof and proceeding in a Southern direction against the Allotment numbered 19. to the South West corner thereof

55

4

1

233

Lings

Cross Field

Weets

Coden

Freehold

Rycroft Sir Richard Henry Charles, Baronet

11

61

17

New Close

All the fence on the West, East and North East sides thereof against the Allotments numbered 10. 15. and 18.

7 ½

3

40

Lings

Cross Field

Weets

Freehold

Serjeantson George John

12

288

3

30

New Close

All the fence at the South end thereof against the allotments numbered 10 and 11 also 392 Yards of fence on the East side thereof commencing at the South East corner and proceeding in a Northerly direction against the Allotment numbered 15. and all the ancient fence on the West side thereof against the Allotment numbered 1 and the Lings Road

48 ½

2

7 ½

4 ½

2

56

30

Lings

Cross Field

Weets

Grisedale

Pikedhaw

Ewe Moor

Butterhaw and Slevina

Freehold

Shackleton, Richard William, Christopher and Robert

8

25

46

10

3

2

23

8

Lings

Coden

All the fence on the North west side thereof against the Allotment  numbered 6. also all the fence against the South east end of the Allotment numbered 7. and all the fence on the South East side thereof against the Lings Road

All the fence on the West side thereof against the Allotment numbered 26 except 208 Yards at the west side thereof hereinbefore directed to be made and repaired by the Owner and Proprietor of the Allotment numbered 26. and all the ancient fence against the ancient Road leading from Malham to Grassington

12

5

3 ½

56

Lings

Cross Field

Weets

Coden

Freehold

Waddilove Richard

21

12

3

8

Weets

All the fence on the west side thereof against the Grassington Road to be repaired only in future.

8

Weets

Freehold

And I order and direct that all the present and future owners and Occupiers of the same several Allotments shall have liberty at any time within the span of four Years from the confirmation of this my award by the said Inclosure Commissioners to get stones at the nearest and most convenient places for the purposes of fencing and inclosing their said several Allotments, and making and repairing the roads in over and upon the said Allotments

And I the said Ralph Lodge do hereby order direct and appoint that the several walls for inclosing the several allotments hereinbefore described not already set up and made, shall be raised, set up and made respectively within the space of two years from the confirmation by the said Inclosure Commissioners of my award by the several persons owners for the time being of the said several allotments on the sides hereinbefore in that behalf prescribed, on which sides respectively a T is marked or drawn thus fence on the said Map.

                    T

And I further order and direct that the several Allotments shall be fenced with a good and sufficient wall fence and that the stake shall be the centre of all the Fences.

In Testimony whereof I the said Ralph Lodge have to this my award which I have, under the directions of the said Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales caused to be drawn up and engrossed on Parchment, set my hand this twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine

                                                                        Ralph Lodge

In Witness and Confirmation whereof We the undersigned Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales have hereunto subscribed our respective Names, and caused our Official Seal to be affixed this Twelfth day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fortynine fifty


Map accompanying the Malham Inclosure Award - Use the zoom, pan and grab controls to view the map.

Award Maps : North Yorkshire Record Office hold three maps surveyed and drawn by John Greenwood of Gisburn, which cover the Malham Moor Award -

Part 1 : West Malham Moors, showing the lead mines and mill.
Part 2 : East Malham Moors, showing Carr Scar.
Part 3 : East MalhamMoors showing Gordale Scar.

They are available on microfilm under the reference - A19 [MIC 603/604 : 1539/399 : 400]

Transcript by Jo & Trevor Wright and Diana Mallinson, map by courtesy of Tom Lord

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