Commons Act 1285

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The Commons Act 1285[1]
Long title Lords may approve common against their neighbours leaving them sufficient . . . [2]
Citation 13 Edw 1 c 46
Status: Repealed
Revised text of statute as amended

The Commons Act 1285 (13 Edw 1 c 46) was an Act of the Parliament of England. It was chapter 46 of the Statute of Westminster the Second.

It was repealed for Ireland by section 1 of, and the Schedule to, the Statute Law (Ireland) Revision Act 1872.

The whole Chapter, so far as unrepealed, in so far as it extended to Northern Ireland, was repealed by section 1 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1950.

So much of this statute as ordained that the towns near adjoining were to be distrained to levy, at their own cost, a hedge or dyke overthrown, and to yield damages, was repealed, as to England, by the 7 & 8 Geo 4 c 27.[3] It was repealed to the same extent, on 1 March 1829, as to all persons, matters and things over whom or which the jurisdiction of any of the King's courts of justice erected within the British Dominions under the government of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies extended by section 125 of the Criminal Law (India) Act 1828 (9 Geo 4 c 74).

The whole Act was repealed for England and Wales by section 47(1) of, and Part 3 of Schedule 6 to, the Commons Act 2006.

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title".
  3. ^ The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 7 & 8 Geo IV. 1827. p 153

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