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by Geometer
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

span wrote: http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Country ... 1842124404

That took me 20 seconds, inc the time to post this.....
Good for you, but I meant "trawling the internet for references", not for a copy of Rackham.
by Geometer
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

Hi G, I was assuming the OP lives in what Oliver Rackham calls the "Planned Countryside" why did you assume that? Because, excluding major urban areas, the majority of the English population lives there. Kind regards Mac could you point me to reliable source where I can find out about few animal po...
by Geometer
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

Hi nothingtodowithme, you might like the following if you're interested in village pounds: http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk/collections/search/?cb_ipp=15&fq%5Bdc.subject%5D%5B%5D=Pound&q=:&cb_submit=Search&cb_page=2 Kind regards, Mac I did acknowledge the possibility of regional exceptions, M...
by Geometer
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

Hi G, whilst it is not safe FOR THE PERSON MAKING A CLAIM to base it on assumptions, it is perfectly safe for anyone to use an assumption AND DECLARE IT IS AN ASSUMPTION just for illustrative purposes. Fair enough. I suppose the "danger" of making assumptions in public is that somebody is going to ...
by Geometer
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

Hi Geometer, I have not been "hypothesising" anything at all. Well, yes you have. You've proposed an explanation for the OP's circumstances, based on your assumptions and your interpretation of the available evidence, that can be tested against any further evidence that may be forthcoming - the def...
by Geometer
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

Hi Geometer, basically, you'd need to know the number of pounds that had ever been built and when they were built - Kind regards, Mac No, you don't need to know those things. All you need is some knowledge of the history of the English countryside, some understanding of the basic principles of land...
by Geometer
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

Hi Geometer, any right to support comes with an ancillary right to maintain - so if the wall starts crumbling and you want to keep benefiting then you can repair - you cannot, however, demand that your neighbour do it for you. OK, I see what you mean. I'll have to think about that. the Wikipedia co...
by Geometer
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

A "general presumption" is not the same as a "legal presumption" so why mention it? I'm aware of the distinction. I mentioned it because: a) Unusually for this site, nobody else has, and I thought the OP would like to know. b) Under "normal" circumstances, that presumption would place the onus of p...
by Geometer
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Historic Retaining Wall
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: Historic Retaining Wall

assuming the animal pound was constructed less than 300 years ago it might well be the case that the wall was built when they levelled the site for the pound - i.e. it is not your wall. This seems unlikely, although not impossible. Most village pounds were built in the 16th and 17th centuries; some...
by Geometer
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Pigeon spikes on overhanging branches of neighbour TPO tree?
Replies: 19
Views: 6810

Re: Pigeon spikes on overhanging branches of neighbour TPO t

A modest air gun? You don't need a licence for air rifles under 12 foot pound muzzle energy. Illegal, on 2 counts: 1. All wild birds are protected by law. Some, such as feral pigeons, are classed as "pest" species and can be shot if they represent a serious public health risk, but only if certain c...
by Geometer
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Communal parking area fence
Replies: 5
Views: 1979

Re: Communal parking area fence

As the fence separates a "public" area from a railway line might it not be the property, and responsibility, of Network Rail?
(See point 4 under "Emergency?" https://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/1346.aspx )
by Geometer
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Feature
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Re: Boundary Feature

:shock: 3 metres high? That's massive and a bit OTT for a privacy screen! Are you sure you don't mean 3 feet? How high is the fence?

Are you also certain that this berm sits astride your boundary, ie. the boundary runs along the centre of the bank, and not along the foot?
by Geometer
Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Postman damaging my drive and garden
Replies: 45
Views: 6319

Re: Postman damaging my drive and garden

What happens with other couriers? Do they drive up? Would you expect them to walk up the drive carrying heavy unwieldy packages? You have chosen to live in a house that has a 50 yard drive from the road. You therefore have two choices: 1) Provide a drive appropriate for use by motor vehicles, with ...
by Geometer
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Fence/Boundary issue
Replies: 12
Views: 4047

Re: Fence/Boundary issue

2) The fence on a different side of the garden is a small and very poorly pale fence which again needs to be replaced (again per our deeds we are responsible for that). The issue here is the fence (which was put up a significant number of years ago) has been wound in and out of a small number of sm...
by Geometer
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The legalities of building a wall to stop garden flooding.
Replies: 31
Views: 6043

Re: The legalities of building a wall to stop garden floodin

I understood that in law the lower level MUST accept surface water from higher levels It's not quite as simple as that, if the surface water is the result of runoff from roofs, patios, driveways etc., the owner must deal with it within his own curtailage. If the surface water is channelled into a r...