Turbury

Is the practice of turf or peat cutting. Turbury rights are the legal rights to cut turf and peat on common land, for use as domestic fuel. The distinction between turf and peat is somewhat blurred. Peat undoubtedly refers to the deposits of sphagnum moss on wet heaths. The interpretation of turf is less clear. It may just refer to the removal of t...
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