Village Greens, Commons Land and the Emergence of Sports Law in the UK

Jack Anderson

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Abstract

This article traces the legal development of recreational rights surrounding village greens and, later, urban public spaces in the UK. The article highlights that at a critical juncture in the development of modern sport in Britain - in the mid-nineteenth century - the law helped embed not only just a space for sport in the emerging industrialised and increasingly urbanised environment, but also the place of sport in the Victorian era's evolving socio-economic landscape and, further, the relevant case law was the precursor for what is known today as sports law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-231
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Sports Law Journal
Volume14
Issue number3
Early online date17 Sep 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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