Enborne


Enborne

Enborne is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England.

It is situated just to the west of Newbury in West Berkshire.

The river Enborne shares its name, although is does not run through the village. It does however run through the nearby village of Enborne Row.

Traditional legal practices

Enborne historically adhered to an unusual legal practice. The rights to copyhold land inheritance from a husband were forfeited if his widow remarried. However, the steward of the manor was obliged to reinstate the rights if she rode into the manor court, backwards on a black ram, whilst at the same time reciting a particular set of bizarre lines ending in a request for their restoration. [ [http://www.berkshirehistory.com/villages/enborne.html Berkshire History: Enborne ] ]

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