Metropolitan Commons Act 1866

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Metropolitan Commons Act 1866
Long titleAn Act to make Provision for the Improvement, Protection, and Management of Commons near the Metropolis.
Citation1866 c.122
Introduced byHenry Cowper
Royal assent10 August 1866
Other legislation
Amended byMetropolitan Commons Amendment Act 1869
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Metropolitan Commons Act 1866 (c.122) is an act of the UK Parliament that allowed local authorities within the area of the Metropolitan Police District around London, England to use income from rates to protect and maintain common lands in their areas. It was amended by the Metropolitan Commons Amendment Act 1869.

It is one of the Metropolitan Commons Acts 1866 to 1878.[1]


  1. ^ The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2

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