[Talk-GB] Common Land has stopped rendering

Phillip Barnett phillip.p.barnett at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 14:46:33 UTC 2019


That’s parkland, surely?

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On 16 Mar 2019, at 14:32, Martin Wynne <martin at templot.com> wrote:

>> To me the simplest rule of thumb
>> is that a park is fenced, allowing the authorities to control access, while
>> a common is unfenced allowing anyone to access it at any time.
> 
> The local municipal park here is unfenced, just a row of low wooden bollards to prevent vehicle incursions. Access on foot is uncontrolled.
> 
> An interesting conundrum is how to tag a private ornamental park, such as:
> 
> https://goo.gl/maps/2qPQEbJVeZD2
> 
> I recall reading an article from an OS surveyor saying that he knew one when he saw one, but neither he nor anyone else had ever been able to put a clear definition in words.
> 
> It's rather more than a "meadow" isn't it? But hardly a "garden"?
> 
> cheers,
> 
> Martin.
> 
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