Nene Outfall Act 1827

Publication Date:January 01, 1827
 
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Nene Outfall Act 1827

(7 & 8 Geo. 4) c. lxxxv

An Act for improving the Outfall of the River Nene, and the Drainage of the Lands discharging their Waters into the Wisbech River, and the Navigation of the said Wisbech River, from the upper End of Kinderley's Cut to the Sea; and for embanking the Salt Marshes and bare Sands lying between the said Cut and the Sea.

[14 June 1827]

ANNO SEPTTMO & OCTAVO GEORGII IV. REGIS. **************************************************** Cap. lxxxv. An Act for improving the Outfall of the River Nene, and the Drainage of the Lands discharging their Waters into the Wisbech River, and the Navigation of the said Wisbech River, from the upper End of Kinderleifs Cut to the Sea; and for embanking the Salt Marshes and bare Sands lying between the said Cut and the Sea. [14th June 1827.] W HEREAS by an Act passed in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King Charles the Second, in tituled An Act for settling the draining of the Great Level 15C. 2. c.17. of the Fens called Bedford Level, after reciting, amongst other Things, that certain Moors, Marshes, fenny and low surrounded Grounds called the Great Level of the Fens, and bounded and described as in the said Act is mentioned, were undertaken to be drained by Francis then late Earl of Bedford, and that William then Earl of Bedford, Son and Heir to the said Earl Francis, with divers of his Adventurers and Par ticipants, had proceeded in the completing and finishing the said Works, it was, amongst other Things, enacted, that the said William Earl of Bedford, and the Adventurers and Participants of the said Earl Francis and Earl William, or either of them, their Heirs and Assigns, should be a Body Politic and Corporate in Deed and Name, and have Succession for ever by the Name of " The Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens ;" and the \_Local.~ file:///_Local.~ ] 22 Z Governor, 2022 7&8GEORGII IV. Cap.Uxxv. Governor, Bailiffs, and Conservators of the said Corporation were by the said Act authorized to lay Taxes and do all other Things in order to the Support, Maintenance, and Preservation of the said Great Level and Works made and to be made : And whereas the said Great Level called Bedford Level hath been long since, and is now, divided into and distinguished by the several Names of the North Level, the Middle Level, and the South Level: And whereas by another Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled 27 G. 2. c.19. An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln ; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation, and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level, and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level and divers Lands adjoining thereto in the Manor of Crowland ; after reciting, amongst other Things, the said Act passed in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of the late King Charles the Second, and that the Lands called Portsand otherwise Great Porsand, Parcel of the Demesnes belonging to and lying within the Manor of Crowland, in South Holland, in the County of Lincoln, therein-after described, adjoined to the said North Level on the North Part thereof, and lay convenient to be drained therewith ; and that it would be for the mutual Benefit and Advantage of the Proprietors or Owners thereof, and of the Proprietors or Owners of the Lands within the said North Level, to join in one common Drainage j it was, amongst other Things, enacted, that the said several Lands and Grounds intended to be drained under the Powers and Authorities of the now-reciting Act should be, and they thereby were, divided into Five Districts or Divisions, in manner in the said now-reciting Act mentioned ; the First, Second, Third, and Fourth of 'the said Districts containing together the several Lands comprised within the said North Level, and the Fifth of the said Districts containing the said Lands called Portsand otherwise Great Porsand; and that the Waters of the said several Districts or Divisions should run or be conveyed in, by, and through the several Rivers and Drains therein respectively mentioned and appointed, and into, by, and through Shire Drain to Sea; and for the effectual raising and levying of Money for the general draining and preserving the Lands and Grounds comprised in all the said Five several Districts or Divisions, it was thereby further enacted, that the Commissioners thereby nominated and appointed, and the Commissioners to be nominated or appointed, elected or chosen in their Stead, as. therein mentioned, or any Forty or more of them, should, meet yearly on the First Monday which should happen in the Month of July in every Year, and then and there from Time to Time should assess, rate, tax, and charge all and every the respective Owner or Owners, Occupier or Occupiers, of all and singular the Lands and Grounds situated and being within the said several Districts or Divisions therein-before described (except Great Borough Fenn Common, and the Four Hundred Acre Common herein-after mentioned, and also except other Lands in the said now-reciting Act particularly specified,) by and with equal and proportionable yearly Rates, Taxes, or Sums of Money, as therein mentioned; and that the Taxes and Sums of Money to be assessed and rated as aforesaid, and also 12 all 7 & 8" GEORGII IV. Cap.lxxxv. 2023 all Sums of Money to be borrowed on the Credit thereof in manner therein mentioned, should from Time to Time be applied by the said Commissioners for and towards the general Works of draining and preserving all the said Districts or Divisions therein-after mentioned : And whereas by another Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to enable the llG.3. c 78 Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level to complete and maintain the principal Banks and Works necessary to the well draining and preserving the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, and for laying Taxes upon the Lands within the said North Level, and on divers Lands adjoining thereto in the Manor of Crowland, it was, amongst other Things, enacted, that it should.be http://should.be lawful for the Commissioners for the Five several Districts or Divisions nominated or appointed, elected or chosen by virtue of the said recited Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second, or of the Powers or Authorities thereby given, or any Forty or more of them assembled at their then next and every other General Yearly Meeting on the First Monday in the Month of July in every Year, to elect (in the Manner therein mentioned) Eighteen of the said Commissioners to be a Committee to superintend and direct the Repairs and Amendments to be made of and in the said Banks and Worksj for the Year ensuing : And whereas by another Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds 13G.3. c. 60-in the Parishes of Tid Saint Giles and Newton in the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge, and in Tid Saint Mary's in the County of Lincoln, it was, amongst other Things, enacted, that it should be lawful for the Commissioners of the said North Level, appointed by virtue of the said Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of His said late Majesty King George the Second, to open and make a certain Cut, then some time since begun, called Kinderley's Cut, from the South End of the West Marsh or the River's End, through the common Salt Marsh in the Parish of Tid Saint Giles aforesaid, to near Buckworth's Sluice, and ' to continue the said Cut along the said. Salt Marsh, in the Parish of Tid Saint Mary's aforesaid, at or near the Outfall of New Gunthorpe Sluice, and also to make a Bank on the East, and South-east Side of the said Cut, between the said Cut and the then shifting and bare Sands, and also to make a Dam or Bank in and over the then Channel of the Wisbech River, near the South End of the said West Marsh, and to continue such Bank across the Sands and MaKshes on the East Side of the said Channel, to join the then existing Sea Bank on the Marshland or Norfolk Side: And whereas the said Commissioners of the North Level appointed by the said recited Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Second did, in pursuance of the Powers and Authorities to them given by the said recited Act of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Third, proceed to open,' and have long since completed the said Cut called Kinderley's Cut, with the Bank and Dam by the same last-mentioned Act respectively .directed or authorized to be made by them : And whereas by another Act, passed in the Fifty-second Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for draining, inclosing, and improving the 52G.3. c.H3. Lands called Borough Fen Common and the Four Hundred Acre Common, in the County of Northampton, and for forming the same into a Parish,-to be called 2024 7&8GEORGII IV. C^.lxxxv. called Newborough, and for building and endowing a Church for such Parish, it was, amongst other Things, enacted, that the several' Persons therein particularly named and described, and their Successors, to be elected in the Manner therein-after mentioned, should be Commissioners for draining the said Open Common and Waste Fen or Marsh Land called Borough Fen Common and...

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