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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 September, 2004, 05:44 GMT 06:44 UK
Part of famous forest up for sale
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Part of the forest is up for sale in the name of conservation
People around the world have been buying parts of Sherwood Forest which are being sold on the internet.

A Nottinghamshire family bought King's Wood, in King's Clipstone, and has so far sold 600 plots, with most changing hands through auction website e-bay.

Each plot measures a square foot and costs around 20, with profits put back into conservation work.

James Mallett, who is behind the scheme, says buyers lease the land for 1,000 years.

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