My Mum and Dad were some of the last people to leave the forest, being New Forest gypsies they were made to leave, but all the generations I know about all came from the New Forest, so do we have any rights at all being their kids? We have always lived within five mins walk of the forest and still do but my house was built in 1937 so would that have any rights? Kind regards Mrs Parker
Hi Mrs Parker
To find out whether your house has Commoners Rights to the New Forest you would have to contact The Verderers office in Lyndhurst. They hold an Atlas of Forest Rights. You can view the Atlas by making an appointment with the Clerk to the Verderers.
Telephone & Fax
Sue Westwood - T: 023 8028 2052; F: 023 8028 3101
The Verderers of the New Forest,
The Queen's House,
If you found you did have Commoners Rights there would be a charge although viewing the Atlas is free.
Good luck with your search.