The Parish Council of North Nibley own the following assets:-
The Parish Council of North Nibley own the following
Two adjacent parcels
of land on Nibley Knoll, one of four acres numbered 194 on the 1867 Land
Enclosure Map for the Parish and marked by boundary stones engraved NNP; the
other of two acres within the quarry numbered 195, on the same map. Both parcels of the land were registered with
HM Land Registry (Title number GR339680)
on 23 November 2009.
of land next to Wotton Road, leading out of North Nibley Village. One being the Cemetery of approximately one
acre and numbered 456 on the 1929 Ordnance Survey map and the other a
triangular piece squaring off the area out of field numbered 455. Both parcels are registered with HM Land
Registry (Title number GR250026).
A parcel of
land known as the Jubilee Playing Field bordering The Street, Lower house Lane
and The School premises and registered at HM Land Registry (Title number GR235429).
United Charity is administered by the Clerk on behalf of the Council. The balance stands at £204.53 after various
property owners had paid off their obligations some years ago. The only contributors left are whoever owns
Crowell Brook Mill @ £2.50 per annum; and whoever owns Burleigh Court @ 80p per
owned by the Council and purchased for the purposes of Council business to
include a defibrillator for
community benefit purchased in the financial year 2015/16 which totals £1,000
and is installed outside the Village Hall, North Nibley.
Approved by the Parish Council on the 5th
North Nibley: Assets Register.
Two adjacent parcels of land on Nibley Knoll, namely:-
1a. The Quarry on Nibley Knoll. The first reference of this is in the
Enclosure Map and Register for the Parish of North Nibley. This is held at the Gloucestershire Records
Office in Document Q/RI 106 of the Parish Register P230a. Josiah Costree records on the 6th
of June 1867 that “I declare and I have set out and hereby allot and award unto
the Wotton under Edge Highway District Board, of which the parish of North
Nibley is part and their successors for ever, all that piece of land on Nibley
Knoll numbered 195 on the said map part 1 and containing by admeasurement two
acres. (See tracing from the above map
Appendix 1.) And I direct that such
allotment piece or parcel of ground shall be appropriated and used as a public
quarry for supplying stone and gravel for the repairs of the roads and ways
within the said parish”.
The next reference comes in the Parish Council Minutes
of 24 January 1898 which are to be found in the Parish Council Minute Book 1894
to 1912- document no. P230a PCI/1, also at the Gloucestershire Records
Office. They record a letter from the
Dursley Rural District Council to the effect that the WuE Highways Board are
refusing to fence the quarry. This is
followed by a reference to a letter from the Highways Board offering to
surrender their rights to the quarry to the Parish Council in consideration of
the Council agreeing to fence it.
On 27 September 1898 the Minutes of the Parish Council
record that the quarry has been fenced at a cost of six pounds, nineteen
shillings and four pence.
In April and May of 1902 a Mr Wyatt was given
permission to get building stone from the quarry at a rate of one shilling per
load of building stone and six pence per load of rubble.
1b. “The Recreation Ground” comprising of
four acres and marked by boundary stones each engraved NNP. Josiah Costree also
records on the 6th of June 1867 that “I have also set out and allot
and award unto church wardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of
North Nibley all that piece of land numbered 1294 on the said map part 1
containing by admeasurement 4 acres to be held by them and their successors in
trust, as a place of exercise and recreation for the inhabitants of the said parish
and neighbourhood. And I direct that the
fences on the North, North East and South East of such allotment shall from
time to time be repaired and maintained at the expense of church wardens and
overseers of the poor for the time being”.
(See Appendix 1 tracing from the Enclosure Map.)
A further reference is in the Parish Council Minutes
document reference P230a PC1/1 1894
to 1912. On April 16 1895 the minutes
record that the Parish Council has superseded the Church Wardens and Overseers
of the poor.
There are further references to the “Recreation
Ground” through 1897 and 1898 relating to fencing the quarry and a comment on
the 24 March 1898 to the effect that the landmarks on the Recreation Ground had
During tentative negotiations to purchase the
remainder of the land on Nibley Knoll from Mr Mason of Forthay Farm, North
Nibley, his land agents showed that he owned the area surrounding the above two
parcels and also showed part of the Quarry and the Recreation Ground as one
parcel of 5.88 acres. (See Appendix 2.)
The land was let on a grazing license at an annual
cost of £60 to Mr Mason of Forthay Farm, North Nibley until 2011, when he
didn’t renew the license.
Both parcels of the land were registered with HM Land
Registry (Title number GR339680) on
23 November 2009.
The Cemetery and its Extension.
Reference the Parish Council Minutes held at Gloucestershire
Records Office. Document number P230a
PC1/1. Notice was given to the Parish
Council on 11 January 1906 that the burial ground at St Martin’s Church would
be closed as from 30 June 1906.
The Records in the care of the Parish Council contain
a Deed of Gift on the 11th October 1907 from Colonel WFN Noel to the
Dursley Rural District Council of a plot number 456. There was a covenant on this land that the
Council should erect a suitable wall or fence of stone, brick or iron-not
spiked or barbed and of a height not less than four feet around the
property. This area is shown as plot 456
on the 1929 Ordnance Survey Map and to be 1.001 of an acre. (See Appendix 4.)
In the Parish Council Minutes of 16 May 1957 (document
P230a PC1/4 at the Gloucestershire Records Office) “Mr Eley kindly offered to
give a piece of land to extend the Cemetery.
This offer was greatly appreciated and members of the committee thanked
him for his generosity. This would mean
altering the Public Footpath slightly but this would not provide
difficulty”. On 17 February 1960 the Minutes
record “Mr Eley informed the committee that the land he had set aside for the
enlargement of the Cemetery had now been legally transacted and shown on the
map of Nibley House”. The conveyance is
contained in Parish records. There are
two covenants in the deed of gift. One
to allow the Eley family to graze and cut any trees free of rent and to be
given 6 months notice of possession; and the second as follows: That the
Council will upon the property hereby conveyed being taken into the said
cemetery forthwith erect and forever thereafter maintain a good and sufficient
stockproof fence between the points
marked A and B on the said plan. (See
Appendix 5.) Where the extension is
estimated to be approximately a quarter of an acre.
Subsequently Dursley District Council was absorbed
into Stroud District Council. Subsequent
to this the Stroud District Council registered the two plots of land, namely
the Cemetery and the extension on the 13 June 2002, in the name of North Nibley
Parish Council. Title number GR250026. The
Parish Council paid a nominal five pounds for the plots on 21 May 2002.
The Jubilee Playing Field.
The freehold was transferred to the Parish Council on
25 January 2001, by Mr DC and Mrs S Stokes.
The land was
registered with HM Land Registry (Title
number GR235429) and the area is shown on the plan as 4.86 acres. (See Appendix 6).
There is a covenant recorded in the Land certificate
prohibiting any building on the land or any obstruction that shall affect or
obstruct the view from the properties immediately on the opposite side of The
Street. This was amended in 2009.
In June 2007 the Parish Council agreed a ten year
lease with the North Nibley Recreation Field Trust for the Jubilee Playing
Field at a pepper corn rent of £1 pa for the first 5 years. On 30 July 2007 the Trust was Incorporated
into “A Private Company Limited by Guarantee and Not Having a Share Capital”. (Company Number
In 2009 the North Nibley Recreation Field Trust
decided to erect a sports pavilion on the land.
Their decision was subject to Planning Permission and changes being
granted to the covenant on the land. The
Parish Council approved and part funded the changes to the covenant which enabled
the pavilion to be built.
At their June 2009 Meeting the Council agreed in
principle to support The Recreation Trust by taking a loan to part fund the
completion of a wooden pavilion and its contents on the Recreation Field. (Minute 8/06/2009). The North Nibley Recreation Field Trust
successfully applied for Planning Permission which was finally granted on 22
At the Council’s November 2009 Meeting (Minute
8/11/2009) “it was agreed that the Council should apply for a £35,000 loan over
a 30 year period from the Public Works Loan Board to part fund the purchase and
construction of the pavilion”. The
pavilion was completed and opened in October 2010.
(1) Asus Laptop computer (Model A54C) purchased in March 2012;
(2) Optima Projector (Model ES551) (Serial
no. FPC3151ABBAAC0724) purchased in March 2012
cost of (1) & (2) £ 959;
(3) Texet A4 Personal Laminator (LMA4-V). purchased
in April 2012 cost £17;
(4) HP Printer (Model Deskjet 3050A) (Serial
no. CN22K530FF) purchased in May 2012, cost £43;
Speedar speed camera (Model SR1) (Serial no. 2721) and tripod purchased in June 2017, cost £1,296;