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BURGAGE, English law. A species of tenure in socage; it is where the king or other person is lord of an ancient borough, in which the tenements are held by a rent certain. 2 B1. Com. 82.

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We are familiar with the kind of street which is made up of buildings on medieval burgage plots.
O gopa'r domen mae cynllun strydoedd Bala i'w gweld ac yn benodol y drefn grid sydd yn nodweddiadol o hen drefi canol oesol lle roedd y tir yn cael ei rannu mewn plotiau "burgage" ymhlith y trigolion.
George Demidowicz examines a 'mixed bag': the medieval moat at Ullathorne School, Queen Isabella's failed medieval suburb and the burgage plots of Far Gosford Street.
The pub's shape, with its narrow frontage is due to The Cottage being built on the footings of a medieval burgage plot, as all of the east side of St Mary Street once was.
Sir - Pembroke is a wonderful example of a medieval town, with much of its regular and long narrow gardens, known as burgage plots, remaining.
Charles I spent his last few hours of freedom at the Saracen's Head Inn, just along the road, and another famous visitor, Lord Byron often stayed at Burgage Manor.
Although some citizens in Yeovil held burgage tenures and both Sherborne and Yeovil are sometimes called boroughs, neither held a borough charter before the late sixteenth century.
The grant of a borough charter might formalise the urban status of such communities, the town-plan evolving to assume a more economically inspired layout through the planning of a regulated street network, burgage plots and defences.
In 1524 there were 107 taxpayers.(88) Other boroughs, like Lewes, Battle and Rye in Sussex, grew significantly.(89) But a number of places whose inhabitants did not enjoy burgage tenure had nonetheless all the other attributes of a town by the early sixteenth century and were economically more important than some of the older, smaller, boroughs.(90) Leland, for example, describes Maidstone, Wye and Appledore all as "market towns."(91) Maidstone was not incorporated until 1549, yet it clearly enjoyed a prominent position long before.
if it chanced that any of the burgesses grew poor, whereby it might be necessary for him to sell his burgage, he had first to ask his heir apparent three times before his neighbours [to give him] what was needful to him in food and clothing, according to the requirements of his rank; and if the heir would not do so, it would be lawful to him to sell his burgage as he chose, for ever, without any challenge.(14)
The town's history is still very much in evidence - it still holds a livestock market, Kington Museum is a great place to discover more about the town's past, and the medieval burgage walls are still visible In the chapel of St.
"The scheme has changed significantly since original proposals were approved in 2009 however we have striven to pay homage to the area's historic roots and retained the concept of expressing the site's medieval burgage plots in the design of the tower.