7 Boundary Surveys

7 Boundary Surveys - Boundary Surveys CE 111 Significance...

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Boundary Surveys CE 111
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Significance of boundaries “Wars have been fought, are being fought, and will be fought in the future, over location of boundaries.” In the U.S. this problem was inherited Adopted English common law as the basis of our common law
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History of Boundaries TERMINUS, in Roman mythology The god of boundaries, the protector of the limits both of private property and of the public territory of Rome.
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History of Boundaries “Terminus” concept inherited in England in 2 ways 1. The manner in which the stones were marked 2. By the practice of “beating the bounds” Custom of 'beating the bounds' existed in Britain over 2000 years.
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History of Boundaries English surveyors would cut a cross into monuments as protection or to indicate the bounds of a religious holding. Many believed there would be a “curse” for removing monuments
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History of Boundaries Foundation in English Land Law 1066: lands owned by King William I Conditional land grants to his followers Grants made in return for services holdings were free or unfree tenure Free military, spiritual, personal services Later known as freeholds or freehold estates Unfree –Serf’s bound to the land – could not use for their own purposes
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History of Boundaries European countries
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course C E 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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