§ 56. Mr. HUNT
asked whether the Commissioners of Woods and Forests and Land Revenues possess any rights in the alleged tract of common known as Harley Hill, situate in the borough or manor of Presteign; and whether the Crown has ever consented to the enclosure of part of the land or has made a grant of any of the interests in the land?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
This question ought to have been put to the President of the Board of Agriculture who asks me to say that the soil of the common known as Harley Hill was sold by the Commissioners of Woods, on behalf of the Crown as Lord of the Manor of Presteign, in the year 1870, to Mr. Thomas King Stephens, and the only rights in it now possessed by the Crown are the mineral rights which were reserved on that occasion. The sale was "subject to all existing rights of common, of turbary, and rights of way, and other rights." Except as stated above the Crown has not made any Grant or given any consent in the matter.