Campsie Canal Act 1837

Publication Date:January 01, 1837
 
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Campsie Canal Act 1837

(7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict.) c. cxi

An Act to make and maintain a Canal from the Forth and Clyde Canal in the County of Lanark to Campsie Alum Works in the County of Stirling.

[12th July 1837]

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"SJT T T* *T* *t* **^ *p Cap. cxi. to C Stirling An Act to make and maintain a Canal from the Forth and Clyde Canal in the County of Lanark Alum Work in th e County of [12th July 1837.] w f Local."} HERE AS the making and maintaining of a Navigable Cut or Canal from the Forth and Clyde Canal, for the Purpose of forming a direct Connexion between that Canal and the Lands and Lime and Ironstone Fields and Manufactories in the Parish of Campsie, will be of great local and general Utility by affording a more direct, cheap, and easy Means of conveying Farm Produce, Manure, and Passengers between the Village of Campsie and other Villages and Manur factories in the Parish of Campsie and the City of Glasgow* and also Lime and Ironstone from the said Parish to the Iron Works on the Side of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway, and of supplying the said Villages and Manufactories with Coals from the Parishes of Old and New Monk* land; And whereas the several Persons herein-after named and others are desirous and willing, at their own Costs and Charges, to make and maintain the said Cut or Canal, and all other Works necessary thereto and connected therewith; but these Objects cannot be effected without the Authority of Parliament: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and 47 N Temporal, 4282 1 VICTORIA, Cap. cxi. Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Proprietors Authority of the same, That Charles Macintosh, George Macintosh, Robert incorporated. Grahame, James Douglas, and Thomas Grahame, together with such other Persons and Bodies Politic or Corporate as are now or shall hereafter become Subscribers to the said Undertaking, and their respective Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be and they are hereby united into a Company for making and maintaining the foresaid Navigable Cut or Canal, and all necessary Works connected therewith, herein-after authorized to be made and maintained, and shall for that Purpose be One Body Politic and Corporate by the Name of "The Campsie Canal Company," and by that Name shall have perpetual Succession and a Common Seal, and shall and may sue and be sued, and by that Name shall also have Power from Time to Time to purchase and to hold Lands and other Heritages for the Use of the said Undertaking, and to resell, feu, and dispose of such Lands and other Heritages, and to convey the same to Purchasers, and to grant Feu Rights or other Alienations thereof. Company authorized to make Canal and Works connected therewith. II. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Company, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to make and maintain the aforesaid Cut or Canal so as to be navigable or passable at all Places by Boats, Barges, and other Vessels, and of such a Depth as the said Company shall think fit, not exceeding Seven Feet nor less than Four Feet; which Canal shall commence at and in and in communication with the Forth and Clyde Canal at or near to or upon the Lands of Easter Cadder, and thence proceed by or through or near to Easter Cadder, Dryfield, Hayston, Balquharrage, Watshod, Temple Redmoss, Ster-riqua, and Easter and Wester Muchroft, to a Point at or near to Campsie Alum Works; as also to contract and agree with the Owners and Occupiers of the Lands and other Heritages adjoining or near to the said intended Canal for a Supply of Water from the Mines, Pits, and Quarries in the said Lands and from the said Lands themselves, and for these Purposes to make and erect Steam Engines, and all necessary Machinery, Conduits, and other Works; and also to make, construct, and maintain a Reservoir on the Lands of Shottsburn^ Fortissat, and Shotts Farm in the Parish of Shotts and County of Lanark, and to convey Water therefrom by a Conduit or Feeder to the Stream called the Shotts Burn, from which it will flow by the said Stream and by the River Calder into the Monkland Canal, from which the Water supplied from the said intended Reservoir will be transmitted by that Canal and the Cut of Junction into the Forth and Clyde Canal, with which the said intended Canal is to communicate as aforesaid; as also to construct and erect, repair, alter, remove, re-erect, and maintain such Bridges, Locks, Lifts, and such Machinery for' passing the Heights and Acclivities, Feeders, Tunnels, Soughs, Sluices, Piers, Arches, waste Wells and Aqueducts, Basins, Wharfs, Depots, Warehouses, Cranes, Weighing Beams and Sheds, Towing Paths, Banks, and Roads, Places for Vessels turning or passing each other, and such Toll Houses, Houses for Bridge and Lock Keepers, Stables5 and other Conveniences for the Horses used in hauling Passenger and other Boats, and such Houses for Persons employed in attending upon the said Horses3 or otherwise employed in the Service of the said Company; and all such other Works as may be deemed by the said Company to be necessary or convenient for making, completing, preserving, repairing, improving, maintaining, and using the said Canal, ir5 Reservoir, 1 VICTORIA, Cap.cxi. 4283 Reservoir, and other Works; as also to make and maintain such Passages and Roads of Communication to and from the said Canal, Reservoir, Conduits, and other Works, and the Bridges, Locks, Lifts, Machinery, Sluices, Depots, Warehouses, Basins, Wharfs, Towing Paths, Stables, Bridge and Lock Keepers Houses, and other Works, as the said Company may think requisite, proper, or convenient for the Accommodation of their Servants and of the Public in resorting to and making use of the said Canal, Reservoir, and other Works, and from Time to Time to divert, widen, alter, or discontinue such Passages or Roads of Communication j as also to do and execute all other Matters and Things that may be necessary or convenient for making, maintaining, and using the said Canal and Reservoir, and effecting all or any of the Purposes of this Act, according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof. III. And be it further enacted, That where in this Act any Word shall Meaning of be used importing the Singular Number only, such Word shall extend £2.rta!n. ,. and be implied to several Persons or Things as well as one Person or Act Thing j and where any Word importing the Plural Number shall be used, the same shall extend and be applied to one Person or Thing as well as several Persons or Things; and where any Word shall be used importing the Masculine Gender only, such Word shall be understood to include Females as well as Males; and where the Word "Land" shall be used,' the same shall be understood to include Tenements, Buildings, and all Heritages whatsoever ; and where the Word "Sheriff" is used, the same shall be understood to include Sheriff Substitute; and where the Word "Month" is used, the same shall be understood to mean Calendar Month; and where the Word "Company" shall be used, the same shall be understood to mean the Campsie Canal Company, unless in any of the Cases aforesaid it be otherwise especially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction. interested. IV. And be it further enacted, That for the Purposes of this Act the Power to said Company shall be and are hereby authorized and empowered to ent^r uPon enter into and upon the Lands and other Heritages of any Persons or an,daPPro" Bodies whatsoever, and to survey and take Levels of the same or any and to exe- Part thereof, and to set out and ascertain such Parts thereof as they shall cute Works, think necessary and proper for any of the Purposes of this Act; as also doing as lit- to bore, search for, dig, cut, trench, sough, get, remove, take, carry tle Damba|e away, manufacture, and use Earth, Clay, Soil, Stone, Rubbish, Trees, ant?making Roots of Trees, Beds of Gravel or Sand, of any other Matters or Things Satisfaction which may be dug or got in making the said Canal and other Works" t0 Partic? connected therewith, or in or out of the Lands or Grounds adjoining or lying contiguous thereto, and which may be necessary or proper for making, repairing, and maintaining the said Canal and other Works hereby authorized to be made and maintained; as also to dig, cut, remove, carry away, lay, and deposit Earth, Clay, Rock, Stones, Soil, Rubbish, Trees, Roots of Trees, Gravel, Sand, and all other Matters and Things which may hinder, prevent, or obstruct the making, repairing, main taining, and using the said Canal and other Works; as also to make and use such temporary Roads and Ways of Communication as may be con venient and useful in making and constructing the said Canal and other Works, and to discontinue the same when no longer of use; as also to deposit, lay, work, and manufacture upon any Lands and Grounds adjoining 4284 PVICTORLE, Cap.cxi. adjoining to the said Canal and other Works any Wood, Stones, Clay, Lime, or other Materials necessary or useful for making, repairing, and maintaining the same, as also to remove, alter, and reconstruct any Fences over or through which the said Canal or other Works may be made; they the said Company doing as little Damage as may be in the Execution of the Powers hereby conferred upon them, and also making full Satisfaction to the Owners and Occupiers of and all Persons interested in any Lands or other Heritages which shall be taken, used, and prejudiced for all Damages (if any) to be by them sustained in or by the Execution of all or any of the Powers of this Act; and this Act shall be sufficient to...

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