Grand Junction Railway Act 1833

Publication Date:January 01, 1833
 
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Grand Junction Railway Act 1833

(3 & 4 Will. 4) c. xxxiv

An Act for making a Railway from the Warrington and Newton Railway at Warrington in the County of Lancaster to Birmingham in the County of Warwick, to be called the Grand Junction Railway.

[06 May 1833]

ANNO TERTIO GULIELMI IV. REGIS. Cap.xxxiv. An Act for making a Railway from the Warrington and Newton Railway at Warrington in the County of Lancaster to Birmingham in the County of Warwick, to be called the Grand Junction Rail way. [6th May 1833.] W HEREAS a Railway has been formed from Liverpool to Manchester ; and another Railway has been formed from the said last-mentioned Railway, at Newton (which is nearly equidistant between Liverpool and Manchester), to Warrington ; and both the said Railways are now open to the Public: And whereas a Railway Communication between the Towns of Liverpool, Manchester, and Bir mingham would be of great public Advantage : And whereas, with a view to effect such Railway Communication between the said Towns of Liver pool, Manchester, and' Birmingham, the several Persons herein-after named are willing, at their own Expence, to make and maintain a Railway from the said Warrington and Newton Railway at Warrington aforesaid to Bir mingham aforesaid : And whereas the King's most Excellent Majesty, in right of his Duchy of Lancaster, is entitled to certain Lands upon the Line of the proposed Railway: And whereas the beneficial Object herein-before mentioned cannot be effected without the Authority of Parliament: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it maybe enacted ; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament as sembled, and by the Authority of the same, That John Moss, Robert Glad- Proprietors \_Local^\ f 6 S 'stone, incorporated. 530 3GULIELMI IV. Cap.xxxiv. stone, Charles Laurence, Joseph Walker, James Bourne, John Cropper junior, William Chance, Hardman Earle, Joseph Christopher Ewart, Thomas William Giffard, Richard Harrison, Joseph Hornby, Daniel Ledsam, Joseph Frederick Ledsam, Theodore Price, William Rotheram, Joseph Sandars, Charles Shaw, Charles Tayleur, John Turner, and Joseph Need Walker, and all other Persons and Bodies Politic and Corporate who have subscribed or shall hereafter subscribe towards the said Undertaking, and their several and respective Successors, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be and they are hereby united into a Company for making and maintaining the said Railway and other Works by this Act authorized, and for other the Purposes herein declared, according to the Provisions and Restrictions herein-after mentioned, and for that Purpose shall be One Body Corporate, by the Name and Style of " The Grand Junction Railway Company," and by that Name shall have perpetual Succession and a Common Seal, and by that Name shall and may sue and be sued, and also shall have Power and Authority to purchase, hold, and sell Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments for the Use and Benefit of the said Undertaking, without incurring any Penalties or Forfeitures, and shall have and exercise all other Powers and Authorities which are herein-after given or mentioned. Company empowered to make a Railway through the several Parishes herein mentioned: Lancashire. Cheshire. Staffordshire. Warwickshire. II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Company and they are hereby empowered to make and maintain a Railway or Railways, with all proper Works and Conveniences connected therewith, for the Passage of Carriages, properly constructed as delineated on the Plan and described in the Book of Reference deposited with the Clerks of the Peace for the Counties of Lancaster, Chester, Stafford, and Warwick ; (that is to say,) commencing at or near the Turnpike Road leading from Liverpool to Manchester, within the Township of Warrington in the Parish of Warrington in the County Palatine of Lancaster, at or near to the Place where that Branch of the Warrington and Newton Railway called the Bank Quay Branch terminates, and communicating with the said Branch Railway, and thence passing through the said Township and Parish of Warrington, and through the Hamlet or Place of Arpley in the same Parish, and extending to or passing through or into the several Parishes or Parochial Chapelries, Townships, Hamlets, or Places of Lower Walton, Acton Grange, Moore, Kekewick, Preston-on-the-Hill, Aston, Button, Acton, Runcorn, Great Budworth, Norton, Weaverham, Newchurch otherwise Whitegate, Davenham, Middlewich, Warrtiingham, Gorstage, Sandiway, Hartford, Eaton, Moulton, Wharton, Stanthorne, Nantwich, Clive, Wim-boldsley, Minshull Vernon, Church Coppenhall, Leigkton, Monks Coppenhall, Bdrthomley, Crewe, Shavington-cum-Gresty, Wybunbury otherwise Wybury, Basford, Chorlton, Blackenhall and Checkley-cum-Wrine Hill, or some ol them, all in the County Palatine of Chester ; and of Madeley, Whitmore, Hatton, Swinnerion, She It on, Chapel Chorlton, Hill Chorlion, Cotes, Three Farms, Mill Meese, Slindon, Walton, Eccleshall, Derrington, Chebsey, Coton, Clan' ford, Seighford, Ellenhall, Ronton, Haughton, Billington-cum-Littywood, Bradley, Levedale, Whiston-cum-Bickford, Penkridge, Kinvaston, Water Eaton, Somerford, Coven, Brewood, Bushbury, Wolverhampton, Wednesjield, Willenhall, Darlaston, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Aldridge, Great Barr, Handsworth, and Perry Barr, or some of them, all in the County oi Stafford; and of Aston Saint Martin Birmingham, and Saint George Bir-minghamt or some of therrij all in the County oi Warwick j and terminating 5 in 3ULIELMI IV. Cap.xxxiv. 531 in certain Grounds or Gardens belonging to the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham, near to New . John Street and Blews Street in Birmingham aforesaid. III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Company Company, or the Directors thereof, or for such other Person or Persons may contract . as the said Company or Directors shall for that Purpose appoint, (in the T1 Name of the said Company or otherwise,) to contract and agree with any Body or Bodies, Person or Persons, for making,the said Railway or any Part thereof, or any of the Works hereby authorized to be made or done, and that in such Manner, and for such Sums, and under such Regulations and Restrictions, as the said Company or Directors shall think proper; and all Contracts in Writing, made as aforesaid, for any of the Purposes aforesaid, shall be binding on the said Company and all other Parties thereto, their respective Successors, Heirs, Executors, and Administrators ; and Actions and Suits may be maintained thereon, and Damages and Costs recovered by or against the said Company, or all or any of the other Parties thereto, upon Failure in the Execution and Performance -thereof. IV. And be it further enacted, That for the Purposes of this Act the Power to said Company, their Deputies, Contractors, Servants, Agents, Surveyors, take-Lands, and Workmen, and all other Persons by them authorized, are hereby empowered to enter into and upon the Lands, Tenements, and Heredita ments of any Person or Persons, Body or Bodies Politic, Corporate, or .Collegiate, whatsoever, and to survey and take Levels of the same or of any Part thereof, and to set out and appropriate for the Purposes of this Act such Parts thereof as they are by this Act empowered to take or use 5 and in or upon such Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, and in or upon any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments adjoining thereto, to bore, dig, cut, embank, and sough, and to remove or lay, and also to use, work, and manufacture, any Earth, Stone, Rubbish, Trees, Gravel, or Sand, or any other Materials or Things which may be dug or obtained therein or other wise in the Execution of any of the Powers of this Act, and which may be proper or necessary for making, maintaining, altering, repairing, or using the said Railway or Railways and other Works by this Act authorized, or which may obstruct the making, maintaining, altering, repairing, or using the same respectively, according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act; and also, for the Purposes and according to the Provisions and ' Restrictions of this Act, to make or construct, in, under, upon, across, or over the said Railway or Railways or other Works, or in, under, upon, across or over any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, or any Streets, Hills, Valleys, Roads, Railroads, or Tramroads, Rivers, Canals, Brooks, Streams, or other Waters, such inclined Planes, Tunnels, Embankments, Aqueducts, Bridges, Roads, Ways, Passages, Conduits, Drains, Piers, Arches, Cuttings, and Fences, and also to erect and construct such Houses, Wharfs, Warehouses, Toll Houses, Landing Places, Engines, and other Buildings, Machinery, Apparatus, and other Works and Conve niences, as the said Company shall think proper ; and also to alter the Course of any Rivers, Canals, Brooks, Streams, or Watercourses as may be. necessary for constructing and maintaining Tunnels, Bridges, or Pas sages over or under the same; and also to divert or alter the Course of any Roads or Ways, or to raise or sink any Roads or Ways, in order ' ? ' the 532 Communication with Warrington and Newton Railway to be made under the Direction of their Engineer. Not to take the Land or interfere with the Works of the Warrington and Newton Railway Company without Consent. 3 GULIELMI IV. Cap.'iaanv. the more conveniently to carry the same over or under the said Railway, and to make Drains or Conduits into, through, or under any Lands adjoining the said Railway or Railways, for the Purpose of conveying Water from or to the said Railway or Railways; and also from Time to Time to alter, repair, or discontinue the before-mentioned Works, or any of them, and to substitute others in their Stead ; and to do and execute all other Matters and Things necessary for constructing...

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