Lewes Roads Act 1821

Publication Date:January 01, 1821
 
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Lewes Roads Act 1821

(1 & 2 Geo. 4) c. xiv

An Act for more effectually making, repairing, and improving the Roads from the Town of Lewes through Offham to Witch Cross, from the Cliffe near Lewes aforesaid, and from the Cliffe aforesaid to Burwash, all in the County of Sussex

[6 April 1821]

ANN0 PRIM0 & SECUNDO GEORGII IV. REGIS. Cap. xiv. An Act for more effectually making, repairing, and improving the Roads from the Town of Lewes . through Ofham to Witch Cross, from the CZife near Lewes aforesaid through UckjeZd to IT?tch Cross aforesaid, and- from the Clfe aforesaid to Bumad, all in the County of Sussex. [Gth April 182 1 .] HEREAS an Act was passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, W iritituled An Act for repairing the Roads from tJie NortJL 25 G. 2.c.50. End ofnilalling Street, near tJie Town oj'Lewes, to Witch Cross, and from the hTorth End of Malling Street aforesaid, to the Broil Park Gate, and from Offham to Witch Cross ajoresaid, all lying within the county ofSussex : And whereas another Act was passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act passed in the Twenty- $#h year of His late M$esty, for repairing the Roads from the North End oJ.Malling Street near Lewes, and other Roads in Sussex, to the Road leading from the NortJL End of Offham, to the Spittle Barn [Local.) 5R in a.3, c. 71. 434 1% 2" GEORGII IV. cap. xiv. in Lewes aforesaid: And whereas another Act was passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Third, in- 6 ;. 3. c. 65. tituled An Act to enlarge the Temn and Powers of an Act made in the Twen&$fth Year of King- George the Second, for repairing the Roads front the North End of Malling Street, mar the Town of Lewes, @nd other Roads in the County of Sussex ; and for ameizdiizg the Roc@ from the Broil Park Gate, to the West End of the Turn- pike Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green, throu& the Parishes of Etchingham and Burwash, and from the said Br.03 Park Gate, to the Town qf Battell, in tJie said County: And whereas another Act was passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Third, 13 G.3. c.89. intituled An Act to enlarge tJLe Powers of Two Acts made in the Twen&-J$h Year ofKing George the Second, and Sixth Year qj' King George the Third, for repairing the Roads from the 2c'orlJi End of Malling Street, near tJie Town of Lewes, arld other Roads in the County @Sussex; and for amending the Road from the Broil Park Gate, to th6 West End of the Turnpihe Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green, through the Parishes qf Etching- ham and Burwash, and from the said Broil Park Gate, to the Town of Battell, in ihe said County, so far as relates to the RoadJi.onz the Broil Park Gate, to the West End of the Turnpike Road leading- @om the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green, through the Parishes of Etchingham and Burwash aforesaid: And whereas another Act was passed in the Thirty-ninth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty 39 6.3. c.31. King George the Third, intituled An Act ,for continuing for Twen?y- one Years, and from thence to the End of the then next Session qfPar- Ziament, the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts for repairing the Road from the North End of Mailing Street near the Town of Lewes, and certain other Roads in the County of Sussex : And whereas the Trustees appointed in and by virtue of the said recited Acts have repaired and improved the said respective Roads, and have for that Purpose, in pursuance of the Powers to them thereby given, borrowed considerable Sums of' Money on the Credit of the several Tolls thereby granted ; which Sums of' Money remain undischarged and cannot be paid off, nor can the said Roads be ef. fectually amended, improved, and maintained in repair unless further Provision be made by Act of Parliament for the amending, impraving, and maintaining the same in repair, and for imposing Tolls or Duties for that Purpose, and for altering, increasing, and regulating the same : And whereas the Powers, Provisions, and Authorities given by. the several before-mentioned Acts, are in many respects ifis&- fielent and inconvenient, and it is expedient that the sade be altered, amended, and regulated, and the whole of them reduced into One Act, and that the several before-mentioned Acts, (so Pgr as they respect the several Roads herein-after mentioned, and directed by this Act to be amended and repaired), be repealed : And whereas it is expedient that so much of' the Road described in the said recited Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of' His late Majesty King George the Third, as extends from the Point where the Two Roads leading towards Badtle and towards Burwash divide, (being about Forty-eight Rods to the Northward of the Place where the Bro2 Park Gate formerly stood), to and through Laughton Lane 6 tV lo & 2" GEORGII W. Gp,*iv. 4% to Horsebridge Turnpike Road, on the Dicker, and fpom thefica by the Blacksmith's Shop up Horsebridge Street, to and &rm@ Gardiner's fitreet, Boreham Street, Standard Hill, hGn$e& om, and Cat@eld Green, to the said Town of Battle, should not included in the present Act, but that the said Road should be placed under the Care and Management of other Trustees : And whereas it will be attended with much Convenience to the Public if the Turnpike Road through wham to Witch Cross, now commencing at the Spittle Barn in the Parish of Saint Peter and Saint Mary Westout commonly called Saint Ann's in Lewes, and the Powers and Provisions hereby intended to be made concerning the! same, were extended through and along the present Parish Road in the said last mentioned Parish, from Spittle Barn aforesaid, by the Sables of' Tliomas Brown, to the Handpost at the North-east Corner af Spittle Gfarden, where the same joins the Turnpike Road leading from Lewes to BrightJzelmstone, and also through and along the pre- sent Parish Road in the said last mentioned Parish from Spittle Barn aforesaid, in a straight Line to the Point where the same joins the said Turnpike Road horn Lewes to Briglithelmsione, opposite to a Lane called Winterborne Lane : And whereas it will likewise be attended with much Convenience to the Public, if the said several Roads in the said former Acts described as commencing fiom the North End of' Mulling Street, were to be made to commence fmm the North End of the Church Yard or Burying Ground of the Parish of Saint Thomas-&-the- C@e, near LeEw aforesaid : And whereas it will: be advantageous to the Public that Power should be given to the Trustees herein-after named, to amend, widen, divert, straighten, improve, and keep in Repair the Parish Road to .Lezees, branching off from the said Turnpike Road through Ofham to Witch Cross, at the Bottom of the Cross-Way Hill, above Lmdport in the Parish O& Saint John, under the Castle of Lewes, and extending t,o the SwtL eastern Corner of Sun Street, at the Top of White 38'11 in the same Parish, eornprizing a Distance of Seven Furlongs and Twenty Rods 7 But as the Purposes aforesaid cannot be eflected without the Aid and Authority of Parliament, may it therefofe please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's mat Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of' the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present ParLa- merit assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from Former Aeta and after the First Day of May One thousand eight hundred and twehty-one, the said recited Actb of the Twenty-fifth Pear of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Fourth, Sixth, Thirteenth, and Thirty-ninth Years of the Reign of His Irate Majesty King George the Third, shall be and the same are hereby declared to be repealed, as to all the Roads therein comb prized (except as to the Road leading towards Horsebridge and 3attk aforesaid, from the Point above described, where the same Ru ad and that towards Burwash divide}, and instead thereof? tl& Act shall from thenceforth commence and take effect, and be put & Execution for and during the Term herein-after mentioned, fbf the Purpose of more effectually amending, widening, altering, Btmight. ening, improving, and keeping ih Repair the aeveral Turnpike Roads herein-after mentioned ; (that is to my) the said Turnpike Road 436 1" & 2" GEORGII IV. Capxiv. Road through OJham to Witch cross, now commencing at the Sp-taZ Barn aforesaid, with the addition of the said Parish Road from Spital Barn, by the Stables of Thomas Brown, to the Handpost at the North-eastern Corner of Spital Garden ; and of the said Parish Road from Spital Barn, to the Point where the same joins the said Turnpike Road from Lewes to Brighthelmstone, opposite to the said Lane called Winterborne Lane; and with the further Addition of the said Parish Road to Lewes, branching off from the said Turnpike Road through Oyham, to Witch Cross, at the Bottom of the Cross Way Hill, and extending to the South-eastern Corner of Sun Street at the Top of White Hill; and which said Turnpike Road through OJham to Witch Cross, including the Additions afore- said, extends through the several Parishes of Saint Peter and Saint Mary Westnut, commonly called Saint Ann's aforesaid, Saint John under the Castle of' Lewes, Hamsey, Barcornbe, Chailey, Fletching, and Maresjield, all in the said County of Sussex, and is herein-after called or distinguished by the Name of' The OJharn to Witch Cross Road, and comprizes a Distance of Sixteen Miles or thereabouts; and also the said Road from the said North End of the said Church Yard or Burying Ground of Saint Thomas-in-the-Clife near Lezves aforesaid, through the said Parishes of' Saint Thomas-in-the-Clzfe, Southmalling, and Ringmer, to the Scite of the said ancient Broil Parlc Gate in Ringmer aforesaid ; and thence continuing through the Parishes of Ringmer...

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