Thames Navigation Act 1812

Publication Date:January 01, 1812
 
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Thames Navigation Act 1812

(52 Geo. 3) c. xlvi

An Act for altering, amending, and enlarging the Powers of Three Acts of His present Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London; and for further improving the said Navigation.

[20th April 1812]

ANNO QUINQUAGESIMO SECUNDO GEORGII III. REGIS. **********************************#***#****#**#***** Cap. 46. An Act for altering, amending, and enlarging the Powers of Three Acts of His present Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London; and for further improving the said Navigation. [20th April 1812..] W HEREAS an Act was passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled An Act more effectually to improve i4G3.c.9"L and complete the Navigation of the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London, and to pre vent any Vessel or Barge from being moored in Taplow Mill Stream in the County gf Bucks : And whereas an Act was passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for enabling the Mayory 17 G,3. g.X8* Aldermen^ and Commons of the City of London to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London \ and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof,for the Purpose of more effectually Completing the said Navi gation^ and for other Purposes: And whereas an Act was passed in the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for amending, 50G,3.c.204r altering, and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth and Seventeenth Tears of His present Majesty, in Relation to the Navigation df the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London, and for the further Improvement of the said Navigation ; [Loc. iff PerJ\ 11 M whereby 966 52G£ORGII III. Cap.m. whereby the Lord Mayor, Aldermen^ and jSommons of £he City of certain other Pound Locks and Works, as in tnel&id'Afct i^toenlohed, arid by the* said: -Ae^now in recitalthe old TSllsHvfefe refJealidp arid siich n£# Tolls and Duties laidih^lieii thereof-a^r fherem is'meritidiied and the said ]VIajr6i:,! Aidermeny arid Gdmmpns ,r6f tftH Gity mT,(mdon ^m. Gbtartion rC6^ authorjze^arid empowered;, for. the PjjjtfjJb^es^df ti^*^|d Act,'fo borrow and taE£"up at Interegt^orto raise by til£; Sale^^R^^mit^ inySiim or Surri£%f Money"nof^exte^ding Forty thousand Pbun&s upofi the Credit of the TollslindiMties made pa^atle in pufttilnce of "the saidrAct: ? AricTwhereas"the said" intended Lodk arid: Wotfts 'a^tHoriz^d by the said Act *o: be made-tS^iffie^Ndrfc ward of die flrijrSice of ^JMMfMtll River? riear Cherisef ^rMgeMote-said, hath riot beefirbegun, biit considerable^Prdffress hath beerii:made in ihaking and: cohipleting theoth# Locks and Works authdnzeu to be made by the said lasNrecitedi Acty and the whol£f Sum of Forty thousand Pounds thereby authorized to be-raised hath be^tf-raised and nearly ex-period therebiiH' And whereas lit appears, by4 Re-survey 'lately madW, that it will bei;expedient to alter*' the Situation of the said intended1 Lock tilled; fihertseyLhck, and likewise td make another Pourid Lock in the saidTRiver Tbamtiyzt or near East Moulsey in the County" of;Surrey?-by which Means'thecObjects ihteriaed to be) effected by the said last^ecited Actwillvbe,further facilitated and more effectually promoted; and it is ^^mtfi^G^iiicil- ass^b^dy^d^ that* the Tolls- laid by the'^aid la^- of th^rn^-ftiay be S'Hef einafterare^ mentioned, l&Ffhft ferfK^r^ the^sMdWorks by tfie*%aiddast- the: Paries*' of C&ertsef afbr &aid; and I^/eMw? and Xf^okrain- the t&tinty of Mi$k&^oi ohr of Jffieb; betwe^;iHe^Ehri'aric^'oFthe^aid j maintain 52GEORGII III. CapAQ. 967 maintain, another £Qu$^o?k^on the Sp,#h-west* Side pf r thye ,sai^jRi^* TJparmsy^m ^^^^Mt^fM^m in the County o£r^rr^; at^p | Northwest Jide pf Mamptm£ourt Bridge, to be also na^iga^e for-^gg^ Boats, a^d^tfcr-^^^ b|jqal|^d MoylsejtJLocfc i. J&pm^^wzys, that the Locks heret)^ i^thc^4^"p^ hereafter ;;p Jbe made ##?: b mad?, of the like D^e|ision^,4 Mid iji^ li^ Manner,* and subject to the like Restrictions as is in the ^aidi last^recited Act directed and mentioned' concerning the Locks thereby authored. to be made (except that there shall beLvoniysT.wo Pa^iof iGates.in 'jgdji such Lock')j: an4^A'"^ii^3W^l'^,^^?.iW^. Q8fffiDKPf'$? City of % mdm in.Conimon Council assjmb ^!.5hr,]&g^t^s^geQt^ ,OfficersjCSe.ryants, andTr.Wofkrnen, arejchereby auth^i^fff ^n4.f(e.mpo^ m& %?.nT,a]ke, erect, execute, do,,and^gerforni,.^such,^£ the' like Works^^Tatering Place^ Bridges, ,Suilding, Wv$$# &^9kd^tte^' and ?"*- -1--11 *- J * * u- r~* #*-?? \t ? and ^ _ made* .and^shal^ .^, Pa^^ge% J^pwers,. and Authorities upon and ip respecj^pf. the Land ^p4 the Parljs-pf tthe said;||ivg^T6^wi^ uppt^ o^ptfkim^^th^,;sai^J^p^ and ^er^Wprk^ shallbf^oaadei and for,supplyiwg-th^ s|t^e:^ith|^t:g:, and, t|^fcint as foil, atgple, -and beneficial $* M^n^^|o^alI: I|itents1^^ Purppses^as, the sa|d Mayor, Aldermen, and Commoi^ ^ ^ounqil^f^mbled, tJieiAl)eputies* ;AgeiM% Officers, /Sep^it^^ aticlWb^f men^ra^cjauthprized:,and|:empowered tpvdp?:execut^^erlprip^ user,%$$ exereise^fey the said last-recited Acf for njaking, comn|qdpg,and:ma^^ tainihgvthe liocks and: Works thereby authorized-to be made. II. Andrwhereas under and by virtue p£c|h? said Act,;pass^44^rt^^ ^^l^th Tolls granted ^earpf His present Mcy^y'gRe^ byJ^G'3* mons:were;authorized tp ta^e and; re^We&^^^rg^^nc| othei;^e|se|? ^^ wich should be navigated.,upoQ .the,,, sai3^River, pr ,apyy,Part^ thereof v between London Bridge jpi;the,TQity,%% f#bdy^ S^^ |r^^ajad|^ Barges fand^other Vessels ,^ ^jm^^ such ^oll^*i?r Pftti^^Sr^ Gorninq|f Gpuncil assenibfed, should from^im pi;qp^/pgt ekceeding;^;TpUs ani^ie^ ia t^iBai4c^t^ragu^J^ rggt^M) AArirwh^as in cpnsy^atipn of :the^gre^gl)arge^^gjd Jxj^e^ ^|}|£h :th?i:saidMaypr, Aldernies,, and,GomeBffi hMe^Sfflif9te^^P|i W imkmg^hejsaid Locks^ and^pther.^^jau^qnzgd^ ^mad^^e said kst^recited Act an^^this Act re^p^ely,^ i^^xpe^i^j|iat sp0 new oi^ :other Tolls pr^D^ties( as h^in^^^nt|g^i^ be^afo^ Barge^^ana other Ves^iia^g^^ said Loaks instead; p|#^ Jpll^^Gr^^ti^ iHn|gd te[0f ^M^eciip Act; be,it therefore.fur^er en3G^;|%^ ' ' #1 '' * " ' * i ^ ?- ?p he. taken. ^..M,^^f rr -^-l0n^ /~-^-ry^^ii^Tiiir^-^r^ji^W^1^^^ Guy, of ^ondorii ?n Compipn Gp i^ptLilassgmbl^4,.,^prF ^and,^^!? Vessels n^ig^ting upon, the;said. River ^^^^^jp M|l$^;^ Thirtieth Dav of June One thousand eight hundred, ando twelve, ceasel and rbeiJio, Ipnger taken, demanded, p^id, 0prt. payable^Bs^|revaga^ excgpt suchr^ly^vprfsuqfe Ppt, pr Partpr; o^tj^n^ Tf?^^1^ then ,havg: already jbecqme ^ue, and, shall tjhen jwp^e%|p^je,in Arr^r an^ unpaidji. Broyided always,^that jiothing hereip jcontaihed\sKali extend^ vor be 8 52GEOKGII III, CapAG. teconstru^d, pr taken to revive ,^r jjy^ar^FW ..£& ct to jny. of the farts or.FrQyisiQOs of %^sM^^|fWi$-%*8HFWh anji Seventeenth ITears c?ft;^g^p ? C %fPJf M#?i?sg^|pectiy6ly, £ f $erJ?f $^* * W; ,we^ mie^d T?y ^|^d| la^^gyced £t gf ^ New Tolls. iouncu assembled, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, from Time h slkWifpes ifrom*and after thg said Thirtieth^Daiy,pf Jtme One thousand eigM hundmL^4wqye T ttkfc %tnand, recpyer. and receive,,or*c^ and,received,: for all Barges, and other Vessels whatsoever which sh^ILbe navigated upon the said River Thamess ox any Part thereof, between London Brtd?4 IzM me City otone abovefStawes Bridge,,s xs upon or through any,of the said Lock$ and Works, and, for towing or drawing the same wilh* Horses where necessary, such Sum and Sums or Money, ,in the Nature of a Toll Common making, in^ih^ifting, and managing the said £6qks;antl other Wo^k L and otherwise iipprpvjng^and coinpleting.the said CTavigation| within the Oitiits'. af^res^i^^^fi^ir from rTim^ to Time think proper, Jnof Exceeding the Toll? and Duties herein-afteivmehtioned j that is'to say, Wot all fiafgp and other Vessels navigated on the saidRiver^ Westward oihpMon Brid to^tr^h^dn^^Gh^n^Kh;, or Mretkfbrdj Qm Pgnhy Halfpenny per 'fori: enny ^r p^n^d^'^riil1 ^rTofti And als$ for eKriSn^i^^^r^qth^.Vfsseleu-sinff^an^ of the laid Lociks akeady constmjctgd,, orfhersafrep fdJ e made Ab^,tha,Au!;hority .onthe sai^ recited .Act or ot thi^^ct^jdi1 navigating upon the said River so as to go ^^or j^st^such^c^ Ihe s^nje, r&$& ^jfe^1 M^5#Wty :s£ Jooj^^^r Tonf ft?r; aiid m re^MCtM.e^ch and, every ^ucfl^Xock which...

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