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Related to turbary: Estovers, common of turbary


n. pl. tur·ba·ries
A place where peat can be dug; a peat bog.

[Middle English turbarie, from Anglo-Norman turberie, from Medieval Latin turbāria, from turba, turf, of Germanic origin.]
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n, pl -ries
1. (Agriculture) land where peat or turf is cut or has been cut
2. (Law) Also called: common of turbary (in England) the legal right to cut peat for fuel on a common
[C14: from Old French turbarie, from Medieval Latin turbāria, from turba peat, turf]
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They were used to regulate common rights, like estovers (the right to gather kindling) and turbary (the right to cut peat), and responsibilities, like the obligation to maintain drains and sea walls.
This left day-to-day management of the place in chaos, and sparked "unrest among tenants who vied for access to land, turbary and other rights" (23).
from 2002 to 2009, and served as president and CEO of the Turbary Group from 1997 to 2002.
The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Aspal near Ipswich also gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite species, and the inviting woodland setting of Turbary Woods close to Preston in Lancashire is a haven for owls and other birds.
(88) Rights of common include turbary, pasture and piscary: Williams, above n 87, 461.
The infamous agent, William Steuart Trench, was commissioned to compile a report on the condition of the estate in 1843; such were the levels of destitution that there was a rent strike and arrests over turbary disputes.