1) The boundary or hedge of a wood.
The value of the trees growing in such hedges could be assessed independently of the wood. In 1527, Richard Beaumont of Whitley Hall purchased two greafes of wodde and it was emphasised by the landowner Sir Godfrey Foljambe that the rights he had acquired lay within the bordres of the said two greafes, after the boundary, as it hath ben accustomed, Denby. A wood near Pontefract in 1543 was of viij yeres grouth, [and] in the bordre … and som oother places were many fayre okes of sondrie ages. In 1548-9 the sale of woods in Shelf included ‘the borders pertaining to the same spring’. The following reference suggests that it was a much older term: 1390 ‘Sale … of all his wood … except all the margins of Halhyll’, Aislaby.