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Continue certain Turnpike Acts in Great Britain,
and to make further Provisions respecting Turn-
[Note.—The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted
in the Committee.]
HEREAS it is expedient to continue for limited Times the Preamble.
Laws in England relating to Turnpike Roads : Be it
Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Autho-
which will expire on or before the End of the next Session of tinued to
Year One thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and to the End of then next the then next Session of Parliament, except an Act of the Fifty-sixth
Session. Year of King George the Third, intituled “ An Act for making and 56 G. 3.
maintaining a Road from near Gatton Lodge in the County of C. XXX.
Surrey to Povey Cross in the said County,” and an Act of the Eighth Year of King George the Fourth, intituled “ An Act for more 7 & 8 G. 4. effectually repairing and maintaining the Road from Whitby to 520.
“ Middleton in the County of York,” and an Act of the Ninth Year 9 G.4. c.cvii. of King George the Fourth, intituled “ An Act for more effectually
repairing and maintaining several Roads leading from Lymington “ in the County of Southampton, and the Road to Wilverley Post in “ the New Forest,” and except as herein-after mentioned.
Acts in Sche-
II. And be it enacted, That the Acts mentioned in the Schedule to this Act annexed shall continue in force until the First Day of November in the Year One thousand eight hundred and fifty-one and no longer, unless Parliament shall in the meantime continue the same respectively.
Power to III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Trustees or Trustees to
Commissioners of any Turnpike Road, in case it appear to them reduce or take off Tolls expedient so to do, and notwithstanding any Provisions of any
local on Lime used Act affecting such Road, from Time to Time at any General Annual in Agricul
or other Meeting of such Trustees or Commissioners, (of which 15
IV. And whereas by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, 12 & 13 Vict.
intituled “ An Act to continue certain Turnpike Acts in Great Britain c. 87. for forming a “ for limited Periods, and to make certain Provisions respecting TurnSinking Fund extended to
pike Roads in England,” it was enacted, that in every Case in Debts con which the Trustees or Commissioners of any Turnpike Road should 40 tracted before thereafter borrow, charge, or secure any Sum or Sums of Money on passing of said Act. the Credit of the Tolls arising on such Road, such Trustees or Com
missioners should, out of the Tolls of such Road, and in priority to all other Payments, except such Interest as therein mentioned, set apart a Sum of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum on the Amount of
Money so borrowed, charged, or secured, and when and so often as 5 the Sums so set apart should amount to Two hundred Pounds, the
Trustees or Commissioners of the Road out of the Tolls of which such Sum had arisen, should at any General Annual or other Meeting of such Trustees or Commissioners apply such Sum in
Payment of a proportionate Part of the Monies borrowed, charged, 10 or secured as aforesaid in manner therein mentioned; And whereas
it is expedient to extend such Enactment to Debts contracted on the Security of the Tolls of any Road before the passing of the said Act, but subject to the Proviso herein-after contained :
Be it therefore enacted, That where the Trustees or Commissioners 15 of any Turnpike Road had before the passing of the said Act
borrowed, charged, or secured any Sum or Sums of Money on the Credit of the Tolls arising on such Road, and any such Money shall remain unpaid and unsatisfied at the Time of the passing of this
Act, such Trustees or Commissioners shall, out of the Tolls of such 20 Road, and in priority to all other Payments thereout, except the
Interest on any Monies owing on the Security of the said Tolls, and such Sums as may be required to be set apart under the said recited Enactment, set apart a Sum of Five Pounds per Centum per
Annum on the Amount of Principal Money so borrowed, charged, or 25 secured before the passing of the said Act, and remaining unpaid and
unsatisfied as aforesaid; and when and so often as the Sums so set apart shall amount to the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, the Trustees or Commissioners of the Road out of the Tolls of which such Sum
has arisen shall apply such Sum in or towards Payment of the Monies 30 so borrowed, charged, or secured as aforesaid, and then remaining
unpaid, in manner provided by the said Act with respect to the Application of Money arising from the Sums set apart as therein mentioned, in or towards the Discharge of Monies borrowed, charged, or secured
after the passing of such Act: Provided always, that it shall be Secretary of 35 lawful for One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, if State may
upon the Application of the Trustees or Commissioners of any Turn- Trustees not pike Road he see fit so to do, by Order in Writing under his Hand, to set apart to authorize such Trustees or Commissioners not to set apart any Fund.
a Sinking Sum as herein-before required, or to set apart a less Sum per
Centum 40 per Annum than the Sum herein-before mentioned, and it shall be
lawful for such Secretary of State from Time to Time to vary or revoke any such Authority, and such Order shall be binding on
Enactment such Trustees or Commissioners : Provided also, that where Pro
vision is made under any local Act for forming a Fund for the Dis- terfere with 45 charge of the Monies borrowed, charged, or secured on the Tolls of Sinking
Funds under 520.
any local Acts.
not to in
any Turnpike Road, this Enactment shall not extend to the Trustees or Commissioners of such Road.
V. And be it enacted, That in citing this Act in other Acts of Parliament, and in legal Instruments, it shall be sufficient to use the Expression “ The Annual Turnpike Acts Continuance Act, 1850.” 5
As to Extension of Act.
VI. And be it enacted, That this Act shall not apply to Ireland, nor, except in respect of the Continuance of the Acts hereby continued, to Scotland.
50 G. 3.
An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Buckingham, through Brackley, to join the Daventry Turnpike Road near Banbury.
An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Great Marlow in the County of Buckingham to Stokenchurch in the County of Oxford.
55 G.3. c. liv.
An Act for continuing and amending an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Uttoxeter to Stoke, near Stone, and from Millwich to Sandon, in the County of Stafford.
55 G. 3. c.xc. An Act for continuing and amending an Act of His present Ma
jesty, for repairing several Roads leading from Shenfield to Harwich and Rochford and other Places in the County of Essex, and for extending the said Act to the Road from Great Hallingbury to Hockerhill in the County of Hertford.
56 G.3. c. lii.
An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Biggleswade to Alconbury Hill, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Bedford and Huntingdon.
An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of His late and present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the North End of the Town of Derby in the County of Derby to Sheffield in the County of York, and from Duffield to Worksworth in the County of Derby,
An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts of His 57 G. 3. c. vi. late and present Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Town of Shrewsbury to Bridgenorth, and several other Roads near or adjoining thereto, in the Counties of Salop and Stafford.
An Act for more effectually improving the Road from Richmond in 57 G. 3. the County of York to Lancaster in the County of Lancaster, and the Road from Richmond to Lucy Cross, and from Gilling to the Turnpike Road on Gatherley Moor in the County of York.
An Act for more effectually maintaining so much of the Road from 76.4. c.lxxi. Richmond in the County of York to Lancaster in the County of Lancaster, and from Gilling to the Turnpike Road on Gatherley Moor, as relates to the Western District of the said Road, and for altering and diverting certain Parts of the said Western District of the said Road,
An Act for making and maintaining a Road from the Town of 58 G. 3. c.i. Stroud in the County of Gloucester through Pitchcomb into the City of Gloucester.
An Act for making and maintaining a Road from the Town of 16. 4. C. svi. Cheltenham to join the present Turnpike Road from Cheltenham to Painswick at or near to Prinknash Park Wall in the County of Gloucester.
An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several 1 G. 4. Districts of Malmesbury Turnpike Roads and other Roads connected therewith in the Counties of Wilts, Berks, and Gloucester.
An Act for widening and improving the Road leading from the 16. 4. c. xlvi. Turnpike Road in the Town of Tenterden through Woodchurch to Warehorne, and the Road leading out of the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Bethersden through Woodchurch to Appledore, in the County of Kent.
An Act for repairing the Road from Towcester through Brackley 1 G. 4. in the County of Northampton to Western Gate in the Parish of
c. lxxiii. Weston on the Green in the County of Oxford.
An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Netherbridge 3 G. 4. c.xii. to Levens Bridge, and from thence through the Town of Millthrop to Dixes, and from the Town of Millthrop to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heronsyke Turnpike Road near Clawthrop Hall in the County of Westmoreland.
An Act for more effectually improving and keeping in repair the 5 G. 4. c. xv. Road from Appleby in the County of Westmoreland to Kirkby in Kendal, and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shap, and from