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A VIEW OF CAMP HILL IN ASHDOWN FOREST, SUSSEX WEALD

A VIEW OF CAMP HILL IN ASHDOWN FOREST, SUSSEX WEALD

Nowhere has the legal battle between lordly landowners and commoners been waged more fiercely or continuously than in the case of the glorious heath, common and woodland of Ashdown Forest. The chief matter in dispute was the right to cut the bracken to make a valuable form of hay; the hunters claimed that the life of the seedling oaks depended on the bracken remaining there - that its presence, in short, prevented disafforestation. about 7,000 acres of Ashdown are now secure from private encroachments.

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