common day-work

1) Days of obligatory labour on those highways for which a township was responsible.

1566 ‘all persons should present apud Common dayes Worke with carts ... and all other things for working’, Farnley Tyas

1647 Francis Haigh who had beene at the Common-day-works, Thurlstone

1708 has several times helped to repair the way in the wood above the bridg at the common day worke, Skelmanthorpe

1786 At a common-day’s work throwing up road ... through the town, Sessay.

dates 1566 1647 1708 1786

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