*The Enclosure Movement was a push in the 18th and 19th centuries to take land that had formerly been owned in common by all members of a village
*or at least available to the public for grazing animals and growing food
* and change it to privately owned land
* usually with walls, fences or hedges around it.
*Enclosure Movement - 18th century movement among wealthy British landed aristocrats to rationalize their farms. Using new farming technology and systems of crop rotation, they forced the agrarian poor off the old "village commons" that now became "enclosed" as private property. The jobless poor ended up constituting the proletariat working class in the upcoming Industrial Revolution