London Bridge Approaches Act 1839

Publication Date:January 01, 1839
 
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London Bridge Approaches Act 1839

(2 & 3 Vict.) c. cvii

An Act for further extending the Approaches to London Bridge, and amending the Acts relating thereto.

[26th August 1839]

ANNO SECUNDO & TERTIO ^?**************#**************#***********#****.****-* Cap. cvii. An Act for further extending the Approaches to London Bridge, and amending the Acts relating thereto. [26th August w (which will HEREA'S an Act was passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for the 4 G.4. c.50. rebuilding of London Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto: And whereas an Act was passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act to authorize the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Trea* 7G.4. c.40. sury to advance Money out of the Consolidated Fund towards the Expences of rebuilding London Bridge: And whereas an Act was passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers of 7 & 8 G. 4. an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present c.30. Majesty, for the rebuilding o/*London Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto: And whereas an Act was passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for improving the Approaches to London Bridge, 10G.4.c.136. and thereby a Fund called the Fund for improving the Approaches to London Bridge was created, and certain Tolls, Rates, and Duties therein mentioned were authorized to be raised and continued as Part of the said Fund for a Term of Twenty-one Years, [Local'] 32 Y 2938 2 & 3 VICTORIA, Cap.cm. will expire on the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight',) unless the Sums of Money charged thereon should be sooner paid off and discharged: And whereas an Act was passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, 11G. 4. c.64. intituled An Act to make further Provisionfor defraying the Expences of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and Hie Removal of Fleet Market, and thereby the said Fund was increased, and all such several and respective Parts thereof as were not permanent were continued, and the- whole thereof made applicable to the Purposes of the said Acts, until the Sums charged and to be charged thereon by virtue of the said Acts respectively should be paid off and discharged : And whereas an Act was passed in the First Year of the 1W.4. c.3. Reign of King William the Fourth, intituled An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty', for improving the Approaches to London Bridge : And whereas an Act was passed in the Second Year of the Reign of King 2& 3 W.4. William the Fourth, intituled An Act to amend several Acts relating c* to London Bridge, and the Approaches thereto : And whereas an Act was passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King William the 4&5W.4. Fourth, intituled An Act for extending the Approaches to London c* * Bridge, and amending the Acts relating thereto; And whereas a new Bridge was erected in pursuance of the said first-recited Act: And whereas Approaches to the said Bridge have been made and improved in pursuance of the said recited Afcts : And whereas the Approaches to the said Bridge from the Western Parts of the Metropolis are narrow and insufficient, and such Approaches would be rendered less crowded, and more convenient Communication from several Places would be obtained, if the Approaches widened and made by virtue of the said recited Act of the Fourth Year of the Reign of King William the Fourth were further extended towards the West by widening and making commodious and more direct the Ways or Streets from the North End of Princes Street towards West Smithfield, through Cateaton Street, Lad Lane, Maiden Lane, Bull-and-Mouth Street, Little Britain, and Duke Street; And whereas it is expedient that some of the Approaches to the said-Bridge on the North-west Side thereof should be improved by widening Parts of Lothbury and Upper Thames Street, and the Northwestern Corner of George Street and Mansion House Place, arid that-some of the Approaches thereto on the North-east Side thereof should be improved by widening the Two North Corners of the Minories and Aldgdte, and also the South-east Corner of Houndsditch, which is nearly opposite thereto: And whereas it is estimated that the Sums of Money authorized to be raised and applied by the said Acts will be sufficient for completing the Purposes of the said Acts, and also leave a Surplus towards enlarging and extending the said Approaches in the Manner herein-before mentioned: And whereas the Carriageway in Bartholomew Lane, a very important Thoroughfare, is inconveniently narrow, and it will be a very great Improvement to the City of London and Convenience to the Public if the same were made of -r sufficient Width: And whereas in order to effect that Object it will be necessary to take down the Parish Church of Saint Bartholomew Exchange, or Part thereof, and also certain Houses in Bartholomew Jjane, and extending from thence down Threadneedle Street, and the Governor 2 & 3 VICTORIA, Cap .evil. 2939 Governor and Company of the Bank of England are willing to take down the same at their own Expence: And whereas the Queen's most Excellent Majesty is seised of the Perpetual Advowrson of and Right of Presentation to the said Rectory of the said Parish Church of Saint Bartholomew Exchange, and George Shepherd Clerk, Doctor in Divinity, is the present Rector thereof: And whereas the united Parishes of Saint Margaret Lothbury and Saint Christopher-le-Stocks-adjoin the said Parish of Saint Bartholomew Exchange, and it has been ascertained that the Parish Church of the said united Parishes is capable..of affording ample Accommodation for the Inhabitants of the said Parish of Saint Bartholomew Exchange, and that the Burial Ground of the said united Parishes is sufficient for the Purposes of those Parishes and also of the Parish of Saint Bartholomew Exchange : And.whereas the Queen's most Excellent Majesty and the Right Reverend Charles James Lord Bishop of London, in right of his See, are seised of the Perpetual Advowson of and Right of Presentation or Collation to the said Rectory of the Parish Church of the said united Parishes, and are entitled to present or collate thereto respectively in alternate Turns,, and John Banks Hollingworth Clerk, Doctor in Divinity, is the present Rector thereof: And whereas all the said several Parishes are within the Diocese and Jurisdiction of the said Lord Bishop of London; and it is expedient that, if the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England should be authorized and empowered to take down the said Parish Church of Saint Bartholomew Exchange, the said Parish of Saint Bartholomew Exchange should be united to the said Parishes of Saint Margaret Lothbury and Saint Christopher-le- Stocks in manner herein-after mentioned: 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 Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament .assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That it shall be lawful for the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of Corporation the City of London, in Common Council assembled, and they are of London hereby authorized and empowered, to cause a spacious and convenient ^^atf'a Communication to be made from the North End of Princes Street commodious towards West Smithfield, through Cateaton Street, Lad Lane, Maiden Communica-Lane, Bull and Mouth Street, Little Britain, and Duke Street, by [jj^gj^f11 widening Cateaton Street, and for that Purpose to take down Houses ,ana places and Buildings on the North Side thereof between Basinghall Street herein and Guildhall Yard and King Street, and also Houses and Buildings mentioned. opposite thereto, and also Houses and Buildings on the South Side thereof between Ironmonger Lane and Milk Street; and by widening and diverting Lad Lane, and for that Purpose to take down Houses aiid Buildings on both Sides thereof, and Houses and Buildings in Wood Street ;s and by widening Maiden Lane, and for that Purpose to take down Houses and Buildings on the South Side thereof between Wood Street and Wax Chandlers Hall, and on the North Side thereof between Staining Lane and Foster Lane and Noble Street; and by widening Bull-and-Mouth Street, and for that Purpose to take down Houses on the North Side thereof; and by widening the Communication between the same Street and Little Britain, and for that Purpose to take down Houses between the West End thereof arid the South End of Little Britain; and also to widen and improve Lothbury, 2940 2 & 3 VICTORIA Cap.cni. Lothbury, and for that Purpose to take down Houses and, Buildings on the North Side thereof between Tokenhouse Yard and Moorgate Street; and also to widen and improve Upper Thames Street, and for that Purpose to take down Houses and Buildings on the South Side of Upper Thames Street between Anchor Alleyand Broken Wharf; and also to widen and improve the Communication between Mansion House Street and George Street, and for that Purpose to. take down the House at the North-west Corner of George Street and the Corner of Mansion House Place; and also to widen and improve the Communications between Wliitechapel and Aldgate and the Minories and Houndsditch, and for that Purpose to take down Houses and Buildings at and near the North-east Corner of the Minories and the Corner of Aldgate High Street and White-chapel, and Houses and Buildings at or near the North-west Corner of the Minories and in Aldgate, and at the South-east Corner of Houndsditch. improve- IL And be it further enacted, That a Map or Plan describing the ments to be nne 0f ^e g^ intended Improvements, and the Places, Buildings, co^d?ngCto Tenements, and Hereditaments on...

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