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Tales from the Lacock Archives: A Dispute Concerning Trees on Bewley Common

Tales from the Lacock Archives: A Dispute Concerning Trees on Bewley Common

In the autumn of 1706, James Montague of Lackham sent his workmen to cut down some trees on Bewley Common, an area of land that abutted both Lackham and Lacock Manors. Little did he realise that this would be the start of a furious dispute. One of the volunteers taking part in the Lacock Unlocked project at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre shares the story….

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