New enclosures could see
William Shakespeare's fortune fall.
The playwright recently bought
from William Combe 107 acres of land in the open fields on the
edge of town. A few other towsfolk own up to 15 acres. If current
rumours are true, they are all likely to be affected by Combe's
plans to enclose some of his remaining open fields, so that
he can step up his livestock farming. Many fear their lands
will simply be swept up.
The Corporation will oppose
enclosure. Town Clerk Thomas Greene has listed those with an
interest in Combe's land.
on Warwickshire - The
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust