Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Markets and Pier Act 1854

Publication Date:January 01, 1854
 
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Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Markets and Pier Act 1854

(17 & 18 Vict.) c. xxxv

An Act to enable the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in the County of Dorset to provide Market Houses for the Sale of certain marketable Commodities, and to erect and maintain an improved Pier or Landing Place within the Borough; and for other Purposes.

[2nd June 1854]

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORLE REGIME e **********^***************************************# Cap. xxxv. An Act to enable the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of Weymouth and Melcomhe Regis in the County of Dorset to provide Market Houses for the Sale of certain marketable Commodities, and to erect and maintain an improved Pier or Landing Place within the Borough ; and for other Purposes. [2d June 1854.] W HEREAS the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of Weymouth and Melcomhe Regis in the County of Dorset hold by Charter and Prescription Markets for the Sale of Butchers Meat, Provisions, and other Articles, and also a Market for the Sale of Fish, and such respective Markets are held in the public Streets or Thoroughfares within the Borough; and the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses demand and levy certain Tolls, Stallages, and Rents in respect of Articles so sold or delivered for Sale in such Borough: And whereas the providing a Market House, with proper Buildings and Works connected therewith, for the Sale of Butchers Meat, Poultry, Butter, Cheese, Vegetables, Corn, [Local.] 6B Hay, 466 17 VICTORIA, C^.xxxv. r The Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Markets and Pier Act\ 1854. Hay, Grain, Seeds, and other Provisions, Goods, Wares, Merchandise, marketable Commodities, and also a separate Market House for the Sale of Fish, would be of great public Advantage: And whereas a suitable Site for the first-mentioned Market House might be obtained in the Parish of Melcombe Regis, within the Borough, between Saint Mary Street and Maiden Street, on the Northern Side of the Churchyard of the Parish Church, and a suitable Site might be obtained for the Fish Market at or near Helen Lane, Maiden Street, and the Quay, in the said Parish of Melcombe Regis ; and the whole of the said proposed Sitejto be taken for the Fish Market belongs to or is claimed to belong to the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses, and they have purchased or contracted to purchase certain other Portions of the said Site proposed to be taken for the said Market House, and it is expedient to authorize the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses to purchase and take the Remainder thereof: And whereas the Construction of a Pier and other Works on the North Side of the Entrance to the Harbour, by means of the Improvement and Extension of the Pier known as the Pile Pier, will promote the Recreation of the Inhabitants and Visitors of the Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, and facilitate the embarking and disembarking of Passengers from Steam and other Vessels, and otherwise be of public Utility: And whereas the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the said Borough are desirous of being empowered to construct the said Pier, and it is expedient that they should be enabled so to do, and that certain Rates, Tolls, and Duties should be levied,for the Use thereof: And whereas the several t Purposes aforesaid cannot be effected without the 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, as follows; (that is to say,) Short Title. I. This Act may be cited for any Purpose as " The Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Markets and Pier Act, 1854." . Commence- II. This Act shall commence and have effect on and from the ment of Act. Third Wednesday next after the passing thereof. interpreta- III. In this Act the Expression " the Corporation" shall mean the tain ExC6r" Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of Weymouth and sions. Melcombe Regis; the Expression "the Borough" shall mean the Municipal Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis; the Expression " the General Market House" shall mean the Market House or Market Place, and the Works connected therewith, erected or provided by the Corporation on the Lands between Saint Mary Street and Maiden Street for the Sale of Provisions and other marketable Com- modities 17 VICTORIA Cap.xxxv. 467 Melcombe Regis Mar modities (except Fish); and the Expression " the Fish Market Works Helen Lane, Maiden Street, and the Quay ; and the Expression " the Markets" shall comprise both the said Markets ; unless there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to any such Construetions* IV. The several Words and Expressions to which by the Acts Same Mean-wholly or partially incorporated with this Act Meanings are assigned ^^ds in shall have in this Act the same respective Meanings, unless there be incorporated in the Subject or Context something repugnant to or inconsistent Acts and this with such Construction. V. The Limits of this Act for the Markets shall be the Municipal Limits of Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis. c * VI. This Act shall (subject to the Powers and Provisions herein Act to be c contained) be executed by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of ^^^ed y the Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, acting by the Aldermen, Council of the Borough. and Bur" gesses. p VII. " The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845," shall be Incorpora- incorporated with this Act: Provided always, that, except such Lands QnofLjwS as are defined in this Act, or comprised in the Schedules hereunto annexed, or are delineated upon the Plans and described in the Books of Reference hereafter referred to, nothing herein contained shall authorize the purchasing or taking of any Lands otherwise than by Agreement. VIII. The Powers for the compulsory Purchase of Lands for the Limit of Purposes of this Act shall not be exercised after the Expiration of Period for Three Years after the passing of this Act. Purchase. IX. The Corporation, subject to the Provisions of this Act, from Power to Time to Time may enter upon, take, and use such of the Lands *ake Laiids specified in the Schedule (A.) to this Act annexed, as they think requisite for the Purposes of this Act with respect to the Markets. X. The Corporation from Time to Time may appropriate, for any Power to of the Purposes of the Markets, such Part as the Corporation think fit appropriate of the Lands comprised in the Schedule (A.) to this Act as are the Corporation Property of the Corporation, and as have been or shall be purchased for Markets. or contracted to be purchased as aforesaid; and all Contracts entered into by the Corporation previous to the passing of this Act for the Purchase of any Lands comprised in the said Schedule (A.) shall be as 468 17 VICTORIA, Cap.xxxv. .The Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Markets and Pier Act, 1854. as valid and effectual as if the same had been entered into subsequently to the passing of this Act, and under the Powers herein contained. Corporation XL Except as regards the Appropriation of the Land for the not to sell, jy[arkets by this Act authorized, nothing in this Act contained shall the Appro- enable the Corporation to sell, alienate, encumber, or demise, for the bation of the Purposes of this Act, without the Approbation of the Commissioners Treasury J' of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, any Lands, Houses, Tenements, or Hereditaments which they could not have sold, alienated, encumbered, or demised, without such Approbation, before the passing of this Act, anything in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding. lO&iiVict. XII. "The Markets and Fairs Clauses Act, 1847," shall be ' *4" t"d incorporated with this Act, and the Expression " the Undertakers" in that Act shall mean, for the Purposes of this Act, " the Cor- poration. s Power to XIII. Subject to the Powers and Provisions of this Act, the Cor- erect Market poration from Time to Time may, in and upon the said Lands between Saint Mary Street and Maiden Street, or any Part thereof, purchased or to be taken by them for the Purposes of the Market, erect, alter, enlarge, improve, and maintain a Market House and Place for the Sale of Provisions, and Goods, Wares, Merchandise, and marketable Commodities, and all such Buildings, Yards, and Conveniences as they think fit, and upon the said Lands at or near Helen Lane, Maiden Street, and the Quay, or any Part thereof, may erect, alter, enlarge, improve, ai\d maintain a Market House and Place for the Sale of Fish, with all such Buildings as they think fit. Power to XIV. It shall be lawful for the Corporation to hold within the inMSetetS General Marke£ House *m Pen Market for the Sale of Butchers Houses. Meat, Poultry, Butter, Cheese, Vegetables, Fruit, and other Pro- visions, Corn and Hay, Grain, Seeds, and of any marketable Commodities mentioned in Schedule (B.) to this Act annexed, daily in every Week (except on Sundays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day); and after the said General Market House shall have been completed and opened for public Use, all Markets within the Borough for the Sale of Provisions and marketable Commodities mentioned in such Schedule (B.) (except the Fish Market), whether held by Prescription, Charter, or otherwise, shall be held in the said General Market House; and it shall be lawful for the Corporation to hold in the Fish Market House an open Market for the Sale of Fish daily in every Week (except on Sundays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day); and after the Fish Market House shall have been completed and opened for public Use, all Markets for the Sale of Fish within the Borough, 17 VICTORIES, Cap.xxxv. 469 The Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Markets and Pier Act, 1854. otherwise, shall held in the said Fish Market House. XV. It shall be lawful for the...

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