Perth Improvement Act 1839

Publication Date:January 01, 1839
 
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Perth Improvement Act 1839

(2 & 3 Vict.) c. xliii

An Act for more effectually paving the Streets of the City of Perth; for the better lighting, watching, and cleansing the said City and Suburbs thereof; for maintaining and regulating the Police of the same; and for other Purposes relating thereto.

[14th June 1839]

ANNO SECUNDO VICTORIA REGIN^E. ****** ^^*-***-****************,**^^****^-*^^***^*^*^*^** Cap. xliii. ing, an thereof d the d City An Act for more effectually paving the Streets of the City of Perth; for the better lighting," watch- S sai fo d Suburb d gulat th -& e r maintaining an of Pol d for other Purposes lating th [14th June 1839.1 HEREAS an Act was passed in the Fifty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for paving, lighting, and cleansing the City of Perth, and for maintaining Police and good Order within the said City: And whereas another Act was passed in the -Fifty-ninth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, intituled An Act for altering and amending an Act of the Fifty first Year of His present Majesty, for paving, lighting, and cleansing the. City ofPerth, and for maintaining Police and good Order within the said City: And whereas the Powers, Regulations, and Provisions contained in the said recited Acts have been attended in many respects with beneficial Results, although in others,.and particularly in so far. as they are limited to the ancient Boundaries of the said City, such Regulations and Provisions are defective,. and require Alteration And whereas and Amendment: it is of great Importance that the said Acts should and other be repealed, Powers and Provisions granted, for paving the Streets [Local.'] 11 B nf c.34 59 G 3.C.72 .926 llecited Acts repealed* Property vested in Commissioners for this Act. 2 VICTORIA Cap.xlni. of the said City, and for the better lighting, watching, and cleansing the said City and Suburbs, and'Vicinity thereof, and for maintaining and regulating the Police of the same, whereby the Security, Comfort, and Convenience of the Inhabitants of the said City, Suburbs, and Vicinity would be greatly promoted ; but as these Purposes cannot be effected without the Aid and 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 Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the Seventh lawful Day after the passing of this Act the said recited Acts shall be and the same are hereby repealed. II. And be it enacted, That all the Estate and Effects, Heritable and Moveable, Real and Personal, acquired by the Commissioners acting under the Authority of the said recited Acts or either of them, which shall be in their Possession or under their Control on the said Seventh lawful Cay after the passing of this Act, and all Debts due to the said former Commissioners, and all the Rates, Assessments, and Monies made and levied by them under the Authority of the said recited Acts or either of them, and all the Arrears of the same, shall be and the same are hereby vested in and shall be paid and payable to the Commissioners to be appointed under the Authority of this Act, and all the Records of the Proceedings of the said former Commissioners or of the Police Court, and of all other Proceedings whatsoever under the said recited Acts or either of them, shall continue as probative as if the said Acts had not been repealed; and all Bonds, Securities for Money, Conveyances, Contracts, and Agreements made and entered into by the said former Commissioners, to or with any Person, according to the Provisions and Conditions of the said Acts or either of them, shall remain in full Force and Effect, and be and continue valid in the Law, and available in ail Qourts, until the same arefully paid and satisfied, performed and discharged, and the same shall Be charged and chargeable upon the Rates and Assessments to be levied and the Sums to be borrowed under the Authority of this Act; and'all Bonds, Securities for Money, Conveyances, Contracts, and Agreements made or "entered into by any Person to or with the said fpjmer, Commissioners, and ail Debts owing to them, according tothe Provisions and Directions of the said recited Acts or either of them, shall remain in full Force and Effect, and shall be and continue available in all Courts of Law and Equity, until the same are fully satisfied ,and performed ; and all Bye Laws, Rules, and Regulations made, by .the- said former Commissioners, ami the Penalties for Contravention thereof, shall'continue in full Force and Effect for Six Months after the passing of this Act, unless previously altered in virtue of the Powers and Authorities by this Act granted; and all Judgments and Proceedings in the Police Court consti- by .the effectual tuted tinue enectua* to all Intents and Purposes; and all Claims, Demands, Pleas, or Defences competent to or already made or statedly any Action at Law by any Person under or by Virtue of the said said recited Acts or either of them shall con- 2 VICTORIA. Cap.xWn. 927 * said Acts or either of them shall remain entire and unaffected by the passing of the present Act, as if the said recited Acts had not been repealed. III. And be it enacted, That the whole Powers and Regulations Bounds to herein-after contained for the Establishment of a general System of which this Police, and for other Purposes, shall, excepting in so far as the same Actexten s-are expressly restricted by this Act, extend over and be exercised within the Limits following; videlicet, within a Line commencing at the River Tay at a Point where the March meets between the North Inch and the Lands of Muirtown ; from thence West and South along said March, and along the March between the said North Inch and the Lands of Balhousie, till it arrives at the March betwixt the Lands of Blaclcfriars and the Lands of Balhousie, and Westward along the last-mentioned March to the Crieff Turnpike Road 5 across the said Road to the North-east Wall inclosing the Cavalry Barracks, and Westward along the said Wall straight to the North-west Corner of the Westmost House'on the Grounds of Play fields ; from thence directly Southward to and including the South-westmost House in the Lands called EarPsDykes; from thence South-east by a straight Line to the Bridge of Craigie; from-thence Eastward along the Course of Craigie Burn to the small Bridge at the South-west Corner of the South Inch ; from thence South-east by another straight Line to the River Tay at the South Corner of Friarton Pier; and from thence Northward along the said River, including the Tide Harbour and Sand Island, to the County Buildings, of Berth; from thence across the River Tay by a straight Line to the; old Parish Church of Kinnoul; from thence North-east by the Road leading from the said Church to Mount Tabor to the Point at which the said Road is intersected by the Road leading from Bower's Well to the Hill of Kinnoul; from thence across the Eastern Boundary of the: Property of Croftangry, belonging to George Gray Esquire, till it joins the Property of Mrs. Stewart of Annat Lodge ; from thence along the Eastern Boundary of that Property to the March betwixt Pitcullenbank and James Murray's Royal Asylum; from thence along the Northern Boundary of the Grounds of Pitcullen-bank till it joins the Road leading from Perth to Gannochy ; from thence by a straight Line to the Coupar'Angus Toll Bar, and from thence by a straight Line crossing the said River in an oblique Direction to the foresaid Point where the March meets between the r North Inch and the Lands of Muirton, at which the Line commences as aforesaid ; and the Powers of the said Commissioners shall not be held nor interpreted to extend beyond such Limits, excepting in those Cases where such Powers are specially extended beyond the same in Manner herein-after mentioned. IV. And be it enacted, That for the more effectual Execution of Division the Powers hereby granted the Places within the said City and in.toi)ls" Suburbs thereof before described, shall be divided into .the following v?ards.r Districts or Wards ; videlicet, Ward First to consist of that Portion of the said City which is induded within the following Boundary; viz., Beginning at the Junction 9 28 2 VICTORIA, CV.xliii. Junction of the Watergate. v?\th the iaTigA Street; Southward along the Watergate to the South Street; thence Westward along that Street to the Meal Vennel; thence Northward along the said Meal Fennel to the High Street; and thence Eastward along that Street to its Junction with the Watergate: Ward Second to consist of that Portion of the said City which is included within the following Boundary; viz., Beginning at the West End of Perth Bridge ; from thence Southwards along George Street and the Watergate till it reaches the South Street; thence Westward along that Street to the South Street Port where the South Branch of the Town's Mill Lead crosses the same; and from thence Southward, following the Course of that Branch of the Lead which runs along the West and South Sides of the South Inch, until it reaches the River Tay ; and Northward along the River to Perth Bridge: Ward Third to consist of that Portion of the said City which is included within the following Boundary ; viz., Beginning at the River Tay immediately above Perth Bridge ; from thence Northward along the said River to the March between the North Inch and the Lands of Muirton ; from thence West and South along said March, and along the March between the North Inch and the Lands of Balhousie, from thence following the Course of the Bal-housie Branch of.the Mill Lead to the Point where it crosses the North Port Street; from thence along the North Port and Curfew Row,to Mill Street; thence Eastward along Mill Street to the Old Guard Vennel; thence...

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