Vowles v Miller

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtCourt of Common Pleas
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5 cases
  • Alan Wibberley Building Ltd v Insley
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 29 April 1999
    ...boundary lies along the edge of the ditch on the far side from the hedge. The basis of this presumption was explained by Lawrence J. in Vowles v. Miller (1810) 3 Taunt. 137, 138: "The rule about ditching is this: No man, making a ditch, can cut into his neighbour's soil, but usually he......
  • Alan Wibberley Building Ltd v Insley
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 12 November 1997
    ...not and did not change. 20 The origin of the presumption can be traced back to observations of Lawrence J. in the course of argument in Vowles -v- Miller [1810] 3 Taunt. 137 when he said:- "The rule of about ditching is this. No man, making a ditch, can cut into his neighbour's soil, b......
  • Steward (William Edward) v Gallop (Harold James) and Another
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 July 2010
    ...the boundary lies along the edge of the ditch on the far side from the hedge. This was explained as long ago as 1810 by Lawrence J in Vowles v Miller 3 Taunt 137 as follows: “The rule about ditching is this. No man, making a ditch, can cut into his neighbour's soil, but usually he cuts it t......
  • Parmar & others v Upton
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 22 July 2015
    ...the edge of the ditch on the far side from the hedge. The basis of this presumption was explained by Laurence J. in Vowles v. Miller (1810) 3 Taunt. 137, 138: "The rule about ditching is this. No man, making a ditch, can cut into his neighbour's soil, but usually he cuts it to the very......
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