The following Inclosure Report, dated 1798, dealt with allocations of lands and responsibilities for boundaries and for roads as a result of the Inclosure of the Parish of Preston cum Sutton Poyntz. The right-hand column contains brief explanations of the contents of the report. Indexes of places and people can be found at the bottom of the page
 


DORSETSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS.
Midsummer Sessions
1798
 

PRESTON AND SUTTON POINTZ – AWARD

Preamble

Preston and Sutton Pointz Award To all to whom these presents shall come HENRY SHERREN of Upway in the County of Dorset Gentleman and WILLIAM JENNINGS of Puddletown in the said County of Dorset send Greetings  
Appointment of Commissioners WHEREAS by a certain Act of Parliament made and passed in the Thirty fourth year of the Reign of His Present Majesty Intituled An Act for dividing and inclosing the open Common Fields Common Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands within the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz in the County of Dorset and for extinguishing all Right of Common upon certain inclosed Lands within the said Manors Reference to Act of Parliament dated 1793/4 for inclosure of Preston cum Sutton Poyntz
  IT WAS ENACTED that John Light Banger of Waterston within the Parish of Puddletown in the County of Dorset Gentleman the said Henry Sherren and William Jennings and their successors to be appointed in manner thereinafter mentioned should be and were thereby appointed Commissioners for dividing and allotting the said Common Fields Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands and for putting the said act into execution Appointment of Commissioners:
John Banger
Henry Sherren
William Jennings
  AND that in case any of the Commissioners thereinbefore named or to be appointed as thereinafter mentioned should before the finishing and completing of the said Division and Inclosure die or refuse to Act or become incapable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of the said Act then and in every such case the surviving or remaining Commissioners or Commissioner shall within one month after such death refusal or incapacity should be known to him or them or as soon thereafter as conveniently might be appoint another Commissioner not interested in the said Lands and Grounds therein before described in the Room of every Commissioner dying refusing or being incapable of acting as aforesaid and every such Commissioner so to be appointed should have such and the like powers and Authorities for putting the said Act into execution as if he had been appointed a Commissioner in or by the said Act and every such appointment shall be made part of the Award thereinafter directed to be made by the said Commissioners As by the said in part recited Act reference being thereunto had will more fully appear Power of remaining Commissioners to appoint new Commissioner as replacement
  AND WHEREAS since the passing the said Act the said Commissioners met (to wit) on the Seventeenth day of May last past and took and subscribed the Oath appointed to be taken in and by the said in part recited Act and proceeded in the execution thereof Swearing in of Commissioners
  AND WHEREAS the said John Light Banger died on or about the Sixteenth day of August last past without completing the said Division and Inclosure Death of one Commissioner
  NOW KNOW YE that they the said Henry Sherren and William Jennings the surviving Commissioners named in the said Act HAVE nominated and appointed and by this present Deed and writing under thei Hands and Seals DO nominate and Appoint John Thresher of Corton within the Parish of Portesham in the County of Dorset Gentleman (being not interested in the said intended Division and Inclosure) to be a Commissioner in the Room of the said John Light Banger deceased and to have such powers and authorities for putting the said act into execution as the said John Light Banger was invested with or might or could have had as one of the said Commissioners named and appointed by the said Act Appointment of John Thresher as replacement Commissioner
  IN WITNESS whereof the said Henry Sherren and William Jennings have hereunto set their hands and seals this seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety four
HENRY SHERREN (L.S.) WM JENNINGS (L.S.)
Sealed and delivered (being first duly stamped) in the presence of JNO CALL. MANFIELD
Signed & Sealed 17 Nov 1794

 

Oaths by Commissioners

  I JOHN LIGHT BANGER do swear that I will faithfully impartially and honestly according to the best of my skill and judgement execute the trusts reposed in me as a Commissioner by virtue of an Act of Parliament Intituled “An Act for dividing and inclosing the open Common Fields Common Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands within the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz in the County of Dorset and for extinguishing all right of Common upon certain inclosed lands within the said Manors
SO HELP ME GOD, J. LIGHT BANGER
17th May 1794 The above Oath was taken and subscribed by John Light Banger in the presence of Wm. Jennings
Oath by John Light Banger
Seventeenth day of May One thousand seven hundred and ninety four I JOHN LIGHT BANGER do swear that I will faithfully and impartially and honestly according to the best of my skill and judgement execute the trusts reposed in me as a Commissioner by virtue of an Act of Parliament Intituled “An Act for dividing and inclosing the open Common Fields Common Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands within the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz in the County of Dorset and for extinguishing all right of Common upon certain inclosed lands within the said Manors
SO HELP ME GOD
The above Oath was taken and subscribed by John Light Banger in the presence of Wm. Jennings
 
Seventeenth day of May One thousand seven hundred and ninety four I HENRY SHERREN do swear that I will faithfully impartially and honestly according to the best of my skill and judgement execute the trusts reposed in me as a Commissioner by virtue of an Act of Parliament Intituled “An Act for dividing and inclosing the open Common Fields Common Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands within the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz in the County of Dorset and for extinguishing all Right of Common upon certain inclosed lands within the said Manors
SO HELP ME GOD, HENRY SHERREN
The above Oath was taken and subscribed by Henry Sherren in the presence of Wm. Jennings
Oath by Henry Sherren
Seventeenth day of May One thousand seven hundred and ninety four I WILLIAM JENNINGS do swear that I will faithfully impartially and honestly according to the best of my skill and judgement execute the trusts reposed in me as a Commissioner by virtue of an Act of Parliament Intituled “An Act for dividing and inclosing the open Common Fields Common Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands within the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz in the County of Dorset and for extinguishing all right of Common upon certain inclosed lands within the said Manors
SO HELP ME GOD WM. JENNINGS
The above Oath was taken and subscribed by William Jennings in the presence of Henry Sherren
Oath by William Jennings
Seventeenth day of November One thousand seven hundred and ninety four I JOHN THRESHER do swear that I will faithfully impartially and honestly according to the best of my skill and judgement execute the trusts reposed in me as a Commissioner by virtue of an Act of Parliament Intituled “An Act for dividing and inclosing the open Common Fields Common Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands within the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz in the County of Dorset and for extinguishing all right of Common upon certain inclosed lands within the said Manors
SO HELP ME GOD JOHN THRESHER
The above Oath was taken and subscribed by John Thresher in the presence of Wm. Jennings.
Oath by John Thresher

 

PRESTON AND SUTTON POINTZ, AWARD made by virtue of an Act of the 34th GEO. 3rd for dividing and inclosing the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz in the County of Dorset.

THE AWARD of HENRY SHERREN of Upway in the County of Dorset Gentleman WILLIAM JENNINGS of Puddletown in the same County Gentleman and JOHN THRESHER of Corton within the Parish of Portesham in the same County Gentleman Introduction to Award
WHEREAS in and by a certain Act of Parliament made and passed in the Thirty fourth year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third Intituled “An Act for dividing and inclosing the open Common Fields Common Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands within the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz in the County of Dorset and for extinguishing all Right of Common upon certain inclosed Lands within the said Manors” the said Henry Sherren and William Jennings together with John Light Banger late of Waterston within the Parish of Puddletown Gentleman and their successors were appointed Commissioners for the purpose of dividing and allotting the said Common Fields Downs Commons Marshes and Waste Lands unto and amongst the several Owners thereof and persons interested therein in proportion to their several and respective Rights and Interests of and in the same and for putting the said act into Execution The Commissioners appointed to allocate the Common Land to people in proportion to their existing rights
AND WHEREAS the said Henry Sherren William Jennings and John Light Banger did on Sunday the Eleventh day of May One thousand seven hundred and ninety four give Notice in the parish church of Preston and Sutton Pointz aforesaid immediately after divine service of the time and place of the first meeting of the said Commissioners for executing the Powers of the said Act vested in them at least Six days before such Meeting and the same Notice was also given in the Dorchester and Sherborne Journal on Friday the ninth day of May One thousand seven hundred and ninety four and did at such first meeting before they acted as Commissioners in the execution of the Powers given by the said Act respectively take and subscribe the Oath directed thereby to be taken by the Commissioners Public notice of first meeting, and swearing in of Commissioners
AND WHEREAS a Plan and Survey made and taken of the said Manors by Mr. Benjamin Pryce at such first meeting of the said Commissioners and approved of by them by which Plan and Survey it appeared that the said open Common Fields, Common Downs Common Marshes and Waste Lands and old Roads within the said Manors by the said Act intended to be divided and inclosed contained in Statute Measure
in the whole FOURTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR ACRES THREE ROOD AND ONE PERCH
Whereof the total quantity of arable lands within the said Common Fields was found to contain SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE ACRES and THIRTY SEVEN PERCHES
of which arable lands Thomas Weld Esquire Lord of the Manor of Sutton Pointz was at the time of such first Meeting in possession of Five Hundred and sixty two acres two roods and thirty five perches
William Doe as Lessee under the said Thomas Weld of Two acres One rood and five Perches
Henry Petty and Peter Batson Gentlemen and James Sawkins Clerk as Trustees for and on behalf of George Tilly Gollop an Infant Lords and Farmers of the Prebend and Manor of Preston of Five acres three roods and nine perches,
John Gollop Esquire a Copyholder under the said Lords and farmers of Twenty three acres three roods and thirty seven perches
Henry Gill in respect of two Copyhold tenements held under the said Lords and Farmers of six acres three roods and thirteen perches
William Stevenson a copyholder under the said Lords and Farmers of Five acres one rood and twenty three perches
Thomas Puss another copyholder under the said Lords and Farmers of Six acres and thirty six perches
Susannah Hardy Widow another Copyholder under the said Lords and Farmers of Thirty nine perches
James Wallis another copyholder under the said Lords and Farmers in respect of two tenements of Ten acres three roods and thirty eight perches
The said Henry Gill of thirty five acres two roods and one perch being his Freehold
Elizabeth Thorne another Freeholder of Eight acres three roods and five perches
And the Revd Charles Coates Vicar of the Parish of Preston and Sutton Pointz aforesaid of two acres one rood and thirty six perches being Glebe land
And the said John Light Banger Henry Sherren and William Jennings did at such first meeting and at divers other meetings held by adjournment from such first meeting proceed in the further execution of the said Act
Survey of the Manors commissioned, identifying and measuring the ownerships of common lands
AND WHEREAS before the finishing and compleating of the said Division and Inclosure (to wit) on or about the sixteenth day of August One thousand seven hundred and ninety four the said John Light Banger departed this life and the said Henry Sherren and William Jennings the surviving or remaining Commissioners in pursuance of the powers vested in them by the said Act by their Deed or Appointment bearing date the seventeenth day of November One thousand seven hundred and ninety four and hereunto annexed did appoint the said John Thresher a Commissioner in the Room of the said John Light Banger deceased who before he acted as a Commissioner in execution of the powers given by the said Act did take and subscribe the Oath thereby directed to be taken by the Commissioners Replacement of Commissioner following death of one
AND WHEREAS the said Henry Sherren William Jennings and John Thresher did then in further pursuance of the powers vested in them and according to the Directions of the said Act set out and appoint such convenient public and private roads and ways through and over the said Common Fields Common Downs Commons Marshes and Waste Lands as are hereinafter described contained in the whole THIRTY ACRES ONE ROOD AND THIRTY FIVE PERCHES whereof TWENTY TWO ACRES TWO ROOD AND THIRTY FIVE PERCHES is old roads and pasture land and SEVEN ACRES THREE ROODS and FIFTEEN PERCHES is part of the arable lands above mentioned And did set out and allot five parcells of the said commonable lands as are hereinafter mentioned and awarded amounting in the whole to three acres whereof one acre and one rood is pasture and one acre and three roods is arable land for the purpose of getting materials for repairing the public roads and highways within the said Manors and as soon as the said survey and valuation were adjusted did set out and allot all the residue of the said lands and grounds within the said Manors by the said Act directed or intended to be divided and allotted unto and amongst the several owners thereof and persons interested therein in proportion to their several and respective rights shares and interests of and in the said lands and Grounds Establishment of area for public roads, and for quarries for road maintenance
AND WHEREAS the said Commissioners in further execution of the powers vested in them by the said Act have prepared or caused to be prepared and do hereby publish and declare this to be their award for the purposes in the said Act mentioned and do hereby describe the Roads and Ways hereinbefore mentioned to have been so as aforesaid set out and appointed by them in manner as hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) Declaration of roads
  ROADS
ONE PUBLIC CARRIAGE ROAD and WAY of the Breadth of Forty feet and distinguished with the letter “A” in the Plan hereunto annexed as the same is now marked and staked out being part of an ancient turnpike road leading from Weymouth towards Wareham in the said County of Dorset beginning at the North side of Jourden Farm in the said Manor of Sutton Pointz at or near a certain place called New Gate and extending from thence Eastward in or near its ancient course or direction through or over the late Common Field called the West Field till it enters the west End of the said village or Preston and continuing in its ancient course through or over the field called the East Field till it enters the Parish of Osmington in the said County (A) Existing road from junction with Combe Valley Road east through Preston towards Wareham
ONE OTHER PUBLIC CARRIAGE ROAD OR WAY distinguished with the letter “B” in the said Plan of the like Breadth of Forty feet as the same is now marked and staked leading from Weymouth aforesaid towards Whitcombe in the said County branching out of the last mentioned Road at or near the said place called New Gate and extending from thence Northward in or near its ancient Course or Direction through or over the said West Field and over the Common Sheep Down till it enters the said Parish of Whitcombe at the Corner of Came Inclosures belonging to the Honourable Lionel Damer (B) Existing road corresponding to present Combe Valley Road
ONE OTHER PUBLIC CARRIAGE ROAD OR WAY distinguished with the letter “C” in the said Plan of the like breadth of Forty feet as the same is now marked and staked out leading from Preston and Sutton Pointz aforesaid towards Broadway in the said County branching out of the last mentioned Road at the corner of Lodbrook Lake Furlong near the said place called New Gate and continuing in a strait direction from thence Westward through or over the Furlongs called Lodbrook Lake and Clayland till it enters the Common called the Marsh and then continuing in the same direction in or near its ancient Course over the said Marsh till it enters the said parish of Broadway (C) Existing road west from junction with Combe Valley Road towards Broadwey corresponding to Littlemoor Road
ONE OTHER PUBLIC CARRIAGE ROAD OR WAY distinguished with the letter “D” in the said Plan of the Breadth of Forty Feet as the same is now marked and staked out branching out of the last mentioned Road where the same enters the Marsh near the Corner of Bincombe Cowleaze and extending from thence southward through or over the said Marsh to the Gate where the Ancient Road from Preston and Sutton Pointz aforesaid entered Rodway Farm in the said parish of Preston and Sutton Pointz (D) Road south from Littlemoor Road (this road had disappeared by 1838 although parts of the route were and are still footpath – it ran from roughly the eastern end of Louviers Road across to the south side of Two Mile Coppice, and thence to the Dorchester Road)
ONE OTHER PUBLICK CARRIAGE ROAD or WAY distinguished with the letter “E” in the said Plan of the like Breadth of Forty feet as the same is now marked and staked out leading from Preston and Sutton Pointz aforesaid towards Bincombe branching out of the said Road letter “B” above described leading from Weymouth towards Whitcombe at the West side of the Common Down called Green Hill and extending from thence Westward in or near its ancient Course over Sourwells Furlong till it enters the said Parish of Bincombe (E) Existing road west off Combe Valley Road from Green Hill to Bincombe. This road had also disappeared by 1838, but is still footpath
ONE OTHER PUBLIC CARRIAGE ROAD OR WAY distinguished with the letter “F” in the said Plan of the like Breadth of Forty feet as the same is now marked and staked out being part of an ancient road or way leading from Broadmayne and Poxwell towards Martinstown in the said County beginning at the North East Corner of the said Common Sheep Down and extending Westward in or near its ancient course or direction through or over the north extremity of the said Common Sheep Down till it enters the said parish of Bincombe (F) Existing road at top of ridgeto Broadmayne in east and Martinstown in west
ONE OTHER PUBLIC CARRIAGE ROAD OR WAY AND FOOTPATH distinguished with the letter “G” in the said Plan of the Breadth of Fifty feet as the same is now marked and staked out being part of the ancient road and footpath leading from Preston towards Sutton Pointz aforesaid branching out of the said Road letter “A” hereinbefore described at the East End of the said village of Preston and extending northward in its ancient course or direction between the late Common Fields called the East Field and Moor and the old Inclosure called Butts Close till it enters the said village of Sutton Pointz (G) Existing road from Preston to Sutton Poyntz, corresponding to Sutton Road
ONE OTHER PUBLIC CARRIAGE ROAD OR WAY distinguished with the letter “H” in the said Plan of the like breadth of Forty feet as the same is now marked and staked out being part of the ancient Road or Way leading from the said village of Sutton Pointz towards Dorchester beginning on the North end of a certain lane called Plaisters Lane and extending from thence in a northwest direction in or near its ancient course over part of the said Common Sheep Down and Greenhill Furlong till the same joins the public Road letter “B” hereinbefore described leading from Weymouth towards Whitcombe (H) Existing road from Sutton Poyntz towards Dorchester, corresponding to Plaisters Lane
ONE PRIVATE CARRIAGE ROAD AND DRIFT WAY distinguished with the letter “J” in the said Plan of the breadth of Forty feet as the same is now marked and staked out beginning at the North West corner of Windlakes Furlong in the said East Field near Preston Church and continuing in a south direction between the allotment Number Eight hereinafter awarded to Henry Gill and the old Inclosure called Preston Mead and through and over the Allottments Number three and one hereinafter awarded to John Gollop Esquire and to the Trustees of George Tilly Gollop by the East side of the Allottment marked with the letter “Q” hereinafter awarded for getting materials for repairing the Public Highways within the Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz aforesaid and until the same enters the Allottment Number Twenty nine hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld Esquire at the West side of the Inclosure called Redcliff And the said Commissioners do hereby Order and Determine that the said Road and Way shall be and remain a Private Carriage Road and Drift Way for the use of the Surveyors of the Highways within the said Manors of Preston and Sutton Pointz and for the owners and occupiers for the time being by through and to whose allotments the same leads (J) Private road leading south from Preston Church, nearly to cliffs. This is not shown as a road in 1838, but the present footpath follows a similar route
ONE OTHER PRIVATE CARRIAGE ROAD distinguished with the letter “K” in the said Plan of the Breadth of Fifteen feet as the same is now marked and staked out branching out of the public road letter “B” hereinbefore described near the said place called New Gate and extending from thence in a south west direction in or near its ancient course over the Waste Land at the East end of Chalkhill Furlong hereinafter awarded to Thomas Weld Esquire and by the North West side of an old Inclosure called Wick Close belonging to the said Thomas Weld to the Allotment number Twenty hereinafter awarded to Henry Gill for and in respect of his freehold near his farm house there called Wick Oliver And the said Commissioners Do Hereby Order and Determine that the said Road and Way shall be and remain a private Carriage Road and Drift Way for the use of the owners and occupiers for the time being of the aforesaid farm called Wick Oliver and for the Owners and occupiers of the allotments through which the same passes and to which the same leads (K) Private road to Wyke Oliver Farm, partly along what is now Wyke Oliver Road, but then to junction of Littlemoor Road and Combe Valley Road. 1838 map shows modern alignment
ONE OTHER PRIVATE CARRIAGE ROAD and Drift way distinguished with the letter “L” in the said Plan of the like breadth of Fifteen feet as the same is now marked and staked out branching out of the Public Road letter “A” hereinbefore described and awarded at or about the middle of the North end of the allotment hereinafter awarded to William Stevenson and continuing in an East Direction betwixt the said Allottment and public road till the same enters the Allottment hereinafter awarded to Thomas Puss and the said Commissioners do hereby Order and determine that the said Road and Way shall be and remain as a Private Road and Drift Way for the Use of the owners and occupiers for the time being of the aforesaid Allottment to which the same leads (L) Short access road on the south side of the Wareham road east of Preston, shortly before the road off at the garage half way up the hill
ONE OTHER PRIVATE CARRIAGE ROAD AND PUBLIC BRIDLE WAY distinguished with the letter “M” in the said Plan of the Breadth of Twenty feet as the same is now marked and staked out beginning at or near the Bridge at the West end of the said village of Preston and extending in a West and North West direction betwixt Lower Marody wall Furlong in the West Field and old Inclosures to the Northwest Corner of a certain Close called Steers Close and from thence in an East and Northeast direction in or near its ancient course over part of Wadbrow Furlong till the same enters Love Lane in the village of Sutton Pointz aforesaid And the said Commissioners do hereby Order and Determine that the said Road and Way shall be and remain a Private Carriage Road and Drift Way for the use of the Owners and occupiers for the time being of the several old inclosures and allotments adjoining thereto (M) Private road (but public bridleway) leading North from the bridge on Preston Road, mainly along the course of Seven Acres Road and Puddledock Lane
ONE PUBLIC BRIDLE WAY distinguished with the letter “N” in the said Plan of the breadth of Eight feet as the same is now marked and staked out being part of the ancient Bridle Way leading from Preston and Sutton Pointz aforesaid towards Bincombe branching out of the last described Private Carriage Road and public Bridle Way at or near the said Northwest Corner of Steers Close in lower Marody Wall Furlong in the said West Field and continuing from thence in a West direction over Marodywall Furlong till the same joins the public carriage road letter “B” leading from Weymouth towards Whitcombe at the West side of Marodywall Furlong aforesaid (N) Bridleway between Seven Acres Road and Combe Valley Road
N.B. Buildings on Preston Road near the Sutton Road junction are called Mawdy Wall
ONE OTHER PUBLIC BRIDLE WAY distinguished with the letter “O” in the said plan of the like Breadth of Eight feet as the same is now marked and staked out branching out of the above described and awarded Public Carriage Road letter “C” leading from Preston and Sutton Pointz aforesaid towards Broadway aforesaid in the Common called the Marsh at or near the corner of Bincombe Cowleaze and extending from thence North east wards by Bincombe Hedge over part of the said Marsh and Higher Clayland Furlong till the same enters the Common Arable Field of Bincombe aforesaid (O) Bridleway north of Littlemoor Road, just West of Goulds Garden Centre. The current Ordnance Survey shows an isolated remnant of footpath near here
ONE PUBLIC FOOT PATH distinguished with the letter “P” in the said Plan of the breadth of Four feet as the same is now marked and staked out being part of the ancient Foot path leading from Sutton Pointz aforesaid towards Osmington aforesaid beginning at or near the Public House called the Three Horse Shoes in Sutton Pointz aforesaid and extending from thence Eastward in or near its ancient course over the Drove and Waste lands at the North side of the East Field till the same enters a certain Meadow called East Mead the property of the said Thomas Weld (P) Existing footpath on south side of River Jordan from from Sutton Poyntz to Osmington
ONE OTHER PUBLIC FOOT PATH distinguished with the letter “Q” in the said plan of the like Breadth of Four feet as the same is now marked and staked out being part of an ancient foot path leading from Robert Tullidges Mill in Preston aforesaid towards the Church beginning at the Bridge near the said Mill and extending from thence in an East direction through and over the said Common called Woor to the South East Corner thereof adjoining the hereinbefore described and awarded Public Carriage Road and Foot Path letter “G” where it joins the said Road (Q) Existing footpath between what is now Bridge Inn and start of Sutton Road. N.B. Part of this footpath is now called The Weir
ONE OTHER PUBLIC FOOT PATH distinguished with the letter “R” in the said Plan of the like Breadth of Four feet as the same is now marked and staked out being part of an ancient Foot path leading from the West side of the said Village of Sutton Pointz towards Robert Tullidges Mill in Preston aforesaid branching out of the above described and awarded Private Carriage Road and public Bridle Way letter “M” in Rimbrow Furlong at or near Love Lane and extending from thence southward in its ancient course or direction till it enters the said old inclosure called Steers Close (R) Existing footpath from Puddledock Lane to what is now The Bridge Inn
ONE PRIVATE FOOT PATH distinguished with the letter “S” in the said Plan of the like Breadth of Four feet as the same is now marked and staked out leading from Robert Tullidges Mill aforesaid over part of the said late Common Field called Woor hereinafter awarded to Sarah Thorne Widow number nineteen in a south east and south direction from the Bridge near the said Mill by the House of the said Sarah Thorne till the same enters the village of Preston aforesaid betwixt the Houses of the said Sarah Thorne and Daniel Wallis And the said Commissioners do hereby Order and Determine that the said Foot Path shall be and remain a private foorpath for the Use of the Owners and Occupiers of the said Mill for the time being and the allotment through which the same leads and that the Owners and occupiers of the said Allottment for the time being shall have liberty to wall up the passage betwixt the Houses of the said Sarah Thorne and Daniel Wallis and fix a door there with a lock and key to which none shall be entitled but the Owners and Occupiers for the time being of the said Mill and Allottment to which the Path leads (S) Private (lockable) footpath between the west end of The Weir and Preston Road
  QUARRIES for road maintenance
And the said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents Do award and Confirm ALL THAT Allottment or Parcel of land distinguished with the letter “a” in the said Plan containing ONE ACRE situate in Redcliff Furlong in the late Common Field called the East Field bounded on all sides with the Allottment number One herein after awarded to the said Trustees of George Tilly Gollop and by the first hereinbefore Awarded private Carriage Road which leads thereto (a) Area of 1 acre, off road J, near cliffs
AND the said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents DO AWARD and Confirm ANOTHER ALLOTTMENT or parcel of Arable and Pasture land distinguished with the letter “b” in the said Plan containing half an acre situate in the south west corner of the furlong called Lower Furlong in the said East Field bounded on the East and North by the Allottment Number Ten hereinafter awarded to Robert Tullidge and exchanged to the said Thomas Weld on the south by the Public Turnpike Road letter “A” leading towards Osmington and on the West by the Public Road letter “G” leading from Preston towards Sutton Pointz aforesaid (b) Area of half acre, on eastern corner between Sutton Road and Preston Road (still visible, behind Sunnyside Cottages)
AND THE said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents do award and confirm ONE OTHER ALLOTTMENT or parcel of Pasture land distinguished with the letter “c” in the said Plan containing half an acre situate in the late Common Field called the Sheep Down bounded on the south by the Public Road letter “H” leading from Plaisters Lane in Sutton Pointz aforesaid towards Dorchester and on all other parts and sides by the said late Common Sheep Down hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld (c) Area of half acre, still clearly visible in cliff on northern side of Plaisters Lane
AND the said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents Do award and confirm ONE OTHER ALLOTTMENT or parcel of Pasture land distinguished with the letter “d” in the said Plan containing half an acre situate in the West End of the late Common Down called Rimbrow bounded on the South west by the public road letter “B” leading from Weymouth towards Whitcombe aforesaid and on all other parts and sides by the said Down called Rimbrow hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld (d) Area of half an acre, still clearly visible on the east side of Combe Valley Road on the flank of Chalbury
AND the said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents Do award and Confirm ONE OTHER ALLOTTMENT or parcel of Pastureland distinguished with the letter “e” in the said plan containing half an acre situate in the West Field in the Waste Land between the Furlongs called Coombe Bottom on the East and Holly Lane and Lodden Furlongs on the West bounded by the said Furlong called Coombe Bottom on the East and on all other parts and sides by other parts of the said Waste Lands hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld together with an Occupation Road or Way of the Breadth of Fifteen feet from the said Public Road letter “B” over part of the said Coombe Bottom furlong to the said Allottment (e) Area of half an acre, plus access road, to west of Coombe Valley Road, opposite Chalbury
All of which said five several Allottments are set out and awarded by the said Commissioners for the purpose of getting materials therein for repairing the Public Roads and Highways within the said Manors Five areas (a) to (e) to be used for extracting road maintenance materials
AND WHEREAS each of the five several allotments so set out and awarded for the purpose aforesaid are respectively bounded by lands hereinafter awarded to one person or by Public or private roads the said Commissioners do not order the same or either of them to be fenced but that the owners and occupiers for the time being of the Allottments bounding the same shall be at liberty at any time hereafter to fence off the said Allottments or to let the same lie Common with their own lands Areas (a) to (e) may be fenced by owners of adjoining land, at their discretion
AND the said Commissioners do hereby order and determine that the grass and herbage of the said five several allotments so set out and awarded for the purpose of getting materials for repairing the Highways shall belong to and be taken and enjoyed by the owners and occupiers for the time being of the lands by which the said Allottments so set out and awarded for the purpose aforesaid are respectively bounded Grazing rights over areas (a) to (e) awarded to owners of adjoining land
  AWARDS OF LAND
AND THE SAID Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents do award and confirm unto the said Henry Petty Peter Batson and James Hawkins Trustees for George Tilly Gollop in lieu of their right of soil right of Common and all other Rights Interests and Properties into over and upon the said open and common Fields Common Downs Commons Marshes and Wast Lands and also as a full compensation for all Rights of Common or depasturage over certain inclosed lands in the said Manor of Sutton Pointz called North Down Farm and Jourdan Farm for or in respect of or belonging to their demesne lands as Lords and Farmers of the Prebend and Manor of Preston (held of the Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Sarum) ALL THOSE TWO SEVERAL ALLOTTMENTS or parcells of land hereinafter mentioned that is to say To Trustees for George Tilley Gollop of Preston Manor Farm
ONE ALLOTTMENT or parcel of land Number One in the said Plan containing Fifty one acres two roods and seven perches whereof Thirty nine acres two roods and twenty two perches is arable and the remainder Meadow and Pasture lands situate in the late Common Field called the East Field in Chinchester Bolehays Cleeves Redcliff Windcleeves Hole and Redlands Furlongs and in the late Common Meadow called Preston Mead bounded in part on the West by the Watercourse dividing the same from Jourdan Farm in part on the south and other part on the West by an old Inclosure called Bolehays and on the other part on the south by the Allottment Number two next hereinafter awarded to the said Trustees and by the Allotment Number Twenty nine hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld in part on the East and the remaining part on the south by old Inclosures called Redcliff on the remaining part on the East by the said parish of Osmington and on the north by the Allottment Number Three hereinafter awarded to John Gollop Esquire and the said Commissioners do hereby direct that the north boundary fence of the said Allottment against the said Allottment Number three and on the East against the said parish of Osmington shall belong to the said Trustee (1) 51½ acres, south east of Preston village, between River Jordan and Osmington Parish (land now occupied by Waterside Caravan Park and Riding School)
ONE OTHER ALLOTTMENT or parcel of land number two in the said Plan containing three acres whereof Two acres two roods and seven perches is arable and the rest meadow land situate in the said late Common Field called the East Field in Bolehays Furlong bounded on the West by an old Inclosure called Bolehays on the South and East by the said Allottment number twenty nine hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld and on the North by the Allottment number one hereinbefore Awarded to the said Trustees AND the said Commissioners Do direct that the said North boundary fence of the said Allottment shall belong to the said Trustees in Rights thereof which said Allottment is intended to be exchanged to the said Thomas Weld as hereinafter is mentioned (2) 3 acres, south of Preston, towards sea (now occupied by Waterside caravan park)
AND THE SAID Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents DO Award and confirm unto John Gollop Esquire in lieu of his Right of soil Right of Common and all other Rights Interests and Properties in the said open and Common Fields Common Downs Commons Marshes and Waste Lands and also as a full Compensation for all Right of Common or Depasturage over the said Farm called North Down Farm for or in respect of or belonging to his Estate there which he holds by two several copies of Court Roll of the said Manor of Preston bearing date respectively the third day of November One thousand seven hundred and seventy four for the Term of his own life TO John Gollop
ALL THAT ALLOTTMENT or Parcell of land number three in the said Plan containing Fifty five acres and four perches whereof forty three acres three roods and twenty six perches is arable and the remainder Meadow and Pasture land situate in the late Common Meadow called Preston Mead and in the late Common Field called the East Field adjoining thereunto bounded in parts on the South and West by the Watercourse dividing the same from Jourdan Farm in other part on the West and in parts on the North by old Inclosures in the said village of Preston in other part on the North by the Allottments number four, five, six, seven and eight hereinafter awarded to James Wallis Thomas Puss William Stevenson and Henry Gill for and in respect of their Copyhold Estates held under the said Trustess on the East by the said Parish of Osmington and on the south by the Allottment Number one hereinbefore awarded to the said Trustees And the said Commissioners Do hereby direct that the Boundary fence of the said Allottment on the North against the said Allottments Number four, five, six, seven, and eight and on the East against the said Parish of Osmington shall belong to the said John Gollop (3) 55 acres, south east of Preston church, between the River Jordan and Osmington Parish – this land is still agricultural
AND the said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents Do award and confirm unto James Wallis in lieu of his Right of Soil Right of Common and other Rights Interests and Properties in the said Open and common fields Common Downs Commons Marshes and Waste Lands and also as a full compensation for all Right of Common or depasturage over the said Farm called North Down Farm for or in respect of or belonging to his estate there which he holds by Copy of Court Roll of the said Manor of Preston bearing date the Fourteenth day of October One thousand seven hundred and seventy two for the term of his own life TO James Wallis
ALL THAT ALLOTTMENT or parcel of land Number four in the said Plan containing nine acres two roods and eleven perches whereof seven acres and thirty five perches is arable and the remainder Meadow and pasture land situate in the said East Field in Rowden and Craneway Furlongs bounded on the south by the Allottments number three hereinbefore awarded to the said John Gollop on the East by the Parish of Osmington in part on the North by the said Public Carriage Road letter “A” leading towards Osmington and in part on the West and other part on the North by the Allottment number twenty four hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld and exchanged by the said James Wallis for Plaisters Close part of the same Estate and in the remaining part on the West by the Allottment next hereinafter awarded to the said James Wallis for his Estate called Thornes AND the said Commissioners do hereby Direct that the Boundary fences of the said Allottment on the North against the said Turnpike Road and on the East against the said Parish of Osmington shall belong to the said James Wallis (4) 9½ acres, the easternmost parcel of land on the south side of the road to Osmington
AND the said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents Do award and confirm unto the said James Wallis in lieu of his Right of Soil Right of Common and all other Rights Interests and properties in the said open and Common Fields Common Downs Commons Marshes and Waste Lands and also as a full compensation for all Rights of Common or Depasturage over the said Farm called North Down Farm for or in respect of or belonging to his Estate there called Thornes which he holds by Copy of Court Roll of the said Manor of Preston bearing date the Twelfth day of April One thousand seven hundred and eighty four for the lives of Rachael Moss his sister and Richard Wallis his Brother Plus, on behalf of his brother and sister ...
ALL THAT ALLOTTMENT or parcell of land Number five in the said Plan containing Ten acres three roods and thirty six perches of which five acres and thirteen perches is arable and the remainder Meadow and pasture land situate in the said East Field in the Furlongs called Rowden Blacklands Windlakes and Craneway bounded on the south by the Allottments number three hereinbefore awarded to the said John Gollop in part on the East by allotment number four hereinbefore awarded to the said James Wallis in part on the North and in other part on the East by the Allottment number twenty five hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld in the remaining part on the North by the said public carriage road letter “A” leading towards Osmington And on the West by the Allottment number six next hereinafter Awarded to Thomas Puss And the said Commissioners do hereby direct that the boundary fences of the said Allottment on the East and North against the said Allottments of the said James Wallis and Thomas Weld and the said public carriage road letter “A” shall belong to the said James Wallis in right of this allotment (5) 11 acres, next easternmost on the south side of the road to Osmington
AND the said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents Do award and confirm unto Thomas Puss in lieu of his Right of soil Right of Common and all other Rights Interests and Properties in the said open and Common Fields Common Downs Commons Marshes and Waste Lands and also as a full compensation for all Right of Common or Depasturage over the said farm called North Down Farm for or in respect of or belonging to his Estate there which he holds by Copy of Court Roll of the said Manor of Preston bearing date the eleventh day of October One thousand seven hundred and sixty nine for the lives of himself and Susannah Hardy his sister TO Thomas Pooss
ALL THAT ALLOTTMENT or Parcell of land number six in the said Plan containing eleven acres two roods and twenty nine perches of which five acres one rood and one perch is arable and the remainder thereof is Meadow and Pasture land situate in the said East Field in Blacklands Windlakes and Craneway Furlongs bounded on the south by the said Allottment number three hereinbefore awarded to the said John Gollop on the East by the said last mentioned allotment number five awarded to the said James Wallis on the North by the public carriage road letter “A” And on the West by the Allottment number seven hereinafter awarded to William Stevenson and the said Commissioners do hereby direct that the boundary fences of the said Allottment on the East and North parts thereof against the said Allottment number five last hereinbefore awarded to the said James Wallis and the said Public Carriage Road letter “A” shall belong to the said Thomas Puss (6) 11½ acres, on the south side of the road to Osmington
AND the said Commissioners have set out and allotted and by these presents do Award and confirm unto William Stevenson in lieu of his Right of Soil Right of Common and all other Rights Interests and Properties in the said open and Common Fields Common Downs Commons Marshes and Waste Lands and also as a full compensation for all Right of Common or Depasturage over the said farm called North Down Farm for or in respect of or belonging to his Estate there which he holds by Copy of Court Roll of the said Manor of Preston bearing date the sixteenth day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy two for the life of Betty his wife TO William Stevenson
ALL THAT ALLOTTMENT or parcell of land number seven in the said Plan containing Eight acres One rood and seventeen perches of which four acres one rood and nineteen perches is arable and the remainder thereof is meadow and pasture land situate in the said East Field in Blacklands Windlakes and Craneway Furlongs bounded on the South by the Allottment Number three hereinbefore Awarded to the said John Gollop on the East by the Allotment Number six hereinbefore awarded to the said Thomas Puss on the North by the said private carriage road letter “L” and the said public carriage road letter “A” and on the West by the two allottments number Eight and Nine next hereinafter awarded to Henry Gill And the allotment number twenty six hereinafter awarded to the said Thomas Weld AND the said Commissioners DO hereby direct that the Boundary Fences of the said Allottment on the East and North parts thereof against the Allottment number six last herein awarded to the said Thomas Puss and against the said Private and Public Carriage Roads shall belong to the said William Stevenson (7) 8½ acres, on the south side of the road to Osmington