Justice Committee

Manorial rights

Inquiry status: Concluded Inquiry timeline

The Committee published its report on Thursday 22 January 2015. The Government Response was published on 20 March 2015.

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Report published

The Law Commission should carry out a review to assess whether the law relating to manorial rights should be changed, says the Justice Committee in its Manorial rights report, published Thursday 22 January.


News: Law Commission should review manorial rights

Latest publications

  • 15 Oct 2014 - Manorial Rights - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF307 KB) HC 657 | Published 20 Jan 2015

    Evidence given by Kim Thomas and Amanda White, The Peasants' Revolt; Rhun ap Iorwerth, Assembly Member for Ynys Môn; Albert Owen, Member of Parliament for Ynys Môn; David Towns, Director, Bond Dickinson LLP; Roger Tetlow, Senior Legal Adviser, Country Land and Business Association; Timothy Troman, Chartered Mineral Surveyor, Wardell Armstrong LLP; Professor Judith Bray, University of Buckingham and Christopher Jessel, retired solicitor

What are manorial rights?

The Land Registry describes manorial rights as rights which were retained by lords of the manor when land became freehold.

They can include rights to mines and some minerals, sporting rights such as hunting, shooting and fishing, and rights to hold fairs and markets.

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