We live in the Isle of Man so 99% of the law is the same. I have been told by several people just to move in but I would rather do it legally.
The land is registered in the museum as a field. there are no ongoing registered owners we have extensively searched the deeds office, left notices at the property and knocked on doors around the area. It therefore appears that the last owner was in 1875. However we have also been told that a piece of land that is not registered can be registered but has to be done by a lawyer.
Thank you for your response. This is the information that I found and unfortunately you have now confirmed the same as we thought.
If only there was a way of tracking the owner :(
Thank you for your help.