Demesne Land Of The Crown

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Definition: Demesne Land Of The Crown




Full Definition of Demesne Land Of The Crown


Land belonging to the Crown by virtue of the fact that it has never been granted to anyone else, or has reverted to the Crown by Escheat. This land is neither Freehold nor Leasehold, but an entirely different kind of land ownership from that of private individuals. Conventionally, most of the foreshore is considered to be Crown demesne land. Under the Land Registration Act (2002) there is a scheme by which demesne land can be converted into freehold land, so that it can be registered. This is to allow the Crown to protect its land against adverse possession.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Demesne Land Of The Crown are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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