Many thanks to those local authority officers who have helped to complete the entries
in the Search Sheets, including: David Chetwynd (Windsor & Maidenhead); Peter Endall
(Warwickshire); Helen Gilbert (Surrey); Scott Hawkins (Derbyshire); Chris Heard (Central
Bedfordshire); Peter Jupp (West Sussex); Chris Lambert (Essex Record Office); Mark
Lewis (South Gloucestershire); Julie Mitchell (Bedford Borough); Chris Stanford (North
Yorkshire); Clare Spokes (Northamptonshire); Jane Stevenson (Suffolk); Steven Thoday
(Cambridgeshire); Anne Wallace (Cumbria); Caroline White (Staffordshire); Linda Wishart
(Norfolk); Martin Wright (Cornwall); and Neil Wright (Lincolnshire). Thanks, finally,
to Kath Banks and Jane Turner for providing the facilities to study the case files
held by Lancashire on the original registration process under the 1965 Act; and to
Simon Bailey for his help with the East Sussex register, which was destroyed by fire
in 1993 and required to be reconstituted under the Commons Registration (East Sussex)
This Website was created as part of a project funded by The Joseph Rowntree Reform
Trust Ltd. The page text and other information made available through the site may be freely
reproduced for non-profit purposes.
The implementation of the Pt 1 provisions in Wales is under the control of the Welsh
Assembly Government (WAG). It was originally proposed that the Welsh registers should
be fully digitised as part of a process that was intended to create a single national
dataset prior to the commencement of Pt 1 in 2010. These proposals now seem to have
been abandoned; and, to date, little has been done to implement Part 1 in Wales.
For further information, and any updates, see the WAG Website common land pages.