Overview[edit | edit source]
The Barbed Wire Act 1893 (56 & 57 Vict. c. 32) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The law[edit | edit source]
It provided that where barbed wire was placed adjoining a highway in such a manner as to which pose a danger to people or animals using the highway, then the local authority was empowered to demand its removal; and if the owner of the wire failed to remove it, they could apply for a court order, and if this failed they were empowered to remove it themselves and charge any expenses to the owner.
Obsolescence[edit | edit source]
The Act has since been repealed by various legislation, predominantly by the Highways Act 1959.
Also see[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Barbed Wire Act, 1893". The Harmsworth Encyclopedia, 1904
- Chronological table of the statutes; HMSO, London. 1993.