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PURLIEU, Eng. law. A space of land near a forest, known by certain boundaries, which was formerly part of a forest, but which has been separated from it.
     2. The history of purlieus is this. Henry III., on taking possession of the throne, manifested so great a taste for forests that he enlarged the old ones wherever he could, and by this means enclosed many estates, which had no outlet to the public roads, and things increased in this way until the reign of King John, when the public reclamations were so great that much of this land was disforested; that is, no longer had the privileges of the forests, and the land thus separated bore the name of purlieu.

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They have been searching the grounds and outbuildings of the school in North Road Dibden Purlieu.
He appealed to the public who were in the Hythe and Dibden Purlieu areas in the early hours of Wednesday, and who saw Rosemary, who has dark blonde hair below her waist and looks older than her years, to come forward.
Youngsters at Clinton Combined Primary School, Caesar Road, were given a chance to test their gardening skills by planting hazel, hawthorn and field maple shrubs along the Purlieu Lane footpath.
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Woollard, of Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, nodded to his parents in court but spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.
Still following the walls of the castle the vehicle way of Purlieu Lane is reached.
Pupils from Clinton Combined School in Caesar Road have teamed up with Warwickshire County Council's countryside access team and Leamington-based British Trust for Conservation Volunteers to revamp the popular Purlieu Lane footpath.
It later emerged the suspect had moved out of the flat in Dibden Purlieu, Hants, months earlier.
The 15-year-old schoolgirl, from Dibden Purlieu, Hants, vanished on Tuesday after a row with her parents.
By a cottage go through a squeeze stile and swing right to a vehicle way called Purlieu Lane.
FLOWERS It later emerged the suspect had moved out of the flat in Dibden Purlieu, Hants, months earlier.
Victoria Pass, a pupil at the Noadswood Secondary School, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, Hampshire, died a few days after she was taken ill.