Friday, April 20, 2012

Tŷ unnos

Tŷ unnos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tŷ unnos (plural: Tai unnos) (One night house), is an old Welsh tradition which has parallels in other folk traditions in other areas of the British Isles.It was believed by some, that if a person could build a house on common land in one night, that the land then belonged to them as afreehold. There are other variations on this tradition: that the test was to have a fire burning in the hearth by the following morning; and that the squatter could then extend the land around by the distance they could throw an axe from the four corners of the house.

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