Barnstaple Roads Act 1827

Publication Date:January 01, 1827
Barnstaple Roads Act 1827

(7 & 8 Geo. 4) c. xiv

An Act for more effectually improving and keeping in repair the several Roads leading to and from the Town of Barnstaple in the County of Devon; and for making certain new Lines of Road to communicate with the same.

[23 April 1827]

ANNO SEPTIMO & OCTAVO GEORGII IV. REGIS. *************************************************** Cap. xiv. An Act for more effectually improving and keeping in repair the several Roads leading to and from the Town of Barnstaple in the County of Devon; and for making certain new Lines of Road to communicate with the same. [2d April 1827] W HEREAS an Act was passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, inti tuled An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in repair 3Gt 3 c 35 several Roads leading from tlie Town of Barnstaple in the County of Devon : And whereas another Act was passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act for 24G.3.C.31. continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing^ widening, and keeping in repair several Roads leading from the Town of Barnstaple in the County of Devon : And whereas another Act was passed in the Forty-sixth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act for continuing the Term and altering and 46g3#c-i39 enlarging the Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Third and Twenty- fourth Years of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from $tf Tbzew o/"Barnstaple in the County of Devon: And whereas in execution of the said several Acts considerable Sums of \Local.~\ S C Money 194 7&8GEORGII IV. Cap.xiv. Money have been borrowed on the Credit of the Tolls thereby granted and continued, which still remain due and owing : And whereas the said Roads may be greatly improved, and it would be of general Public Utility if Powers were given to widen, divert, turn, vary, or alter several Parts of the said Roads; and also to widen, divert, turn,, vary, alter, improve, make Turnpike, and maintain in repair, several Pieces of old Road herein-after mentioned, now com municating with the said Roads j and also to make and maintain in repair certain new Roads herein-after mentioned, to communicate with the said Roads: And whereas the Money due on the Credit of the said Tolls cannot be repaid, nor can the said Roads be effectually made, amended, diverted, varied, altered, widened, improved, and maintained in repair, unless the Powers and Provisions of the said recited Acts are enlarged and altered, and the Tolls increased: And whereas an Act was passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His 3 6^4.0.126. present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the General Laws now in being Jop regulating Turnpike Roads in that Pari qf Great Britain catledl&w£2m&: And whereas another Act was passed in the Fourth 4G.4. c.95. Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to amend the General Laws now in being for regulating Turn pike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England: And whereas another Act was passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present 5G.4. o.69. Majesty, intituled An Act to enable Justices of the Peace for Ridings, Divisions, or Sokes, to act as Trustees for repairing and maintaining Turnpike Roads: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted, by the. King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, u\ this present Parliament assembled, and Repeal of the by the Authority of the same, That from and after the First Day of £rSt ^a e ay *" tt t^01183^ **^ht hundred and twety-se.vn, the mi recited Acts of the Third, Twenty-fourth* an4 Eoftyvxib. Years jf His late Majesty shall be and the same are hereby declared to he repealed; Term and and that this Act, and the Term and Toils hereby granted respect- Tolls of this ively, shall thencefcacth commence and take effect, apd shall be- and Debtsduet0 are nereDy made subject and liable to the Payment of all Monies under former which have been borrowed and are now due and owing oe the Acts. Credit of the said, recited Acts, or either of them, and of all Interest due and\ to grow ,dtie thereon respectively, as fully to all Intents and Pwposes as if such Monies hasd b$en borrowed or become due on the Credit or on account of this Act., Roadssubject IL, And be- it further enacted* That, this Act shall he put inexe- to this Act: cwtioifc for the Purpose of making, amending; diverting, varying, altering* wideningy improving, aj*4 maintaining in- repair the several RoadsJ^rem-afte* mentioned;. (that is to say,,) the present Turnpike SouthMolton Road leading from the East End of Litchdm Streetin the Town of Road- Barnstgpfe;: afewresaid, through the several Parishes of Barns^lmk, Bishop's T&pton, Landhey, and Swimbridge, to a- certain Place called Kerscott JSillin Swimbridge aforesaid, from whence the South Motion Turnpike leads to the Town of South Motion in the said County ; also the present Turnpike Road leading from the said last-mentioned 5 Road 7&8GEORGII IV. Cap.xiv. 195 Road at or near the Rose and Crown Inn in the Village of Newport Chulmleigh in the said Parish of Bishop's Tawton, through the several Parishes of Road-Bishop's Tawton, Tawstock, Atherington, High Bickington, Burrington, and Ash Reigney, to a certain Place called Hansford Bridge, and from thence through the Parish of Chulmleigh to the Town of Chulmleigh ; also the present Turnpike Road from the Foot ofCoddonHill, Chittlehamp-near the Village of Bishop's Tawton, through the several Parishes of ton Roat1, Bishop's Tawton, Swimbridge, Chittlehampton, Warkleigh, and Chulmleigh, to a certain Moor or Common in the said Parish of Chulmleigh called Beacon otherwise Bicton Moor, from whence the South Molton Turnpike leads towards the City of Exeter; also for making a new New Road Road through the Vale of the River Taw, or diverting the present ^r?u&!? *he Road from or near a Bridge called New Bridge in the Parishes of T^ Bishop's Tawton and Tawstock, through the several Parishes of Bishop's Tawton, Tawstock, Atherington, High Bickington, Burrington, Ash Reigney, Chittlehampton, Warkleigh, Kingsnymplon, Chulmleigh, Eggesford, Wembworthy, and Chawleigh, to a certain Bridge called Eggesford Bridge in the said Parish of Chawleigh, there to meet and unite with a Turnpike Road which is about to be made by the Trustees of the Exeter Turnpike, to lead to the City of Exeter ; also for making a new Road from or near a Place called Colleton P'1)ford Bridge in the Parishes of Chulmleigh and Ash Reigney, through the oa several Parishes of Chulmleigh, Ash Reigney, Burrington, Roborough, and High Bickington, to a Place called Dipford in the said Parish of High Bickington, there to meet and unite with the Turnpike Road leading from the City of Exeter to the Town of Great Torrington ; also for making a new Road from or near a Place called Newnham Meath Mill Bridge, between the Parishes of Chulmleigh and Burrington, to a Place Road. called Meath Mill in the Parish of Kingsnympton, so as to improve the Communication between the City of Exeter and the Town of South Molton, which said last-mentioned new Road will pass from, into, or through the several Parishes of Burrington, Chulmleigh, Kingsnympton, Warkleigh, Chittlehampton, Saterleigh, and Georgenympton ; also the present Turnpike Road leading from the Long Bridge in Torrington Barnstaple aforesaid, through the several Parishes of Tawstock, Newton Road. Tracey, Fremington, Alverdiscott, Huntshaw, Great Torrington, Little Torrington, Peter's Marland, Petrockstow otherwise Padstow, Meath, and Hatherleigh, to the Town or Village of Hatherleigh; also the Bideford present Turnpike Road leading from the Way Post near Heale Farm Road-in Tawstock aforesaid, through the several Parishes of Tawstock, Fremington, Westleigh, and Bideford, to the Town of Bideford in the County of Devon ; also the present Turnpike Road leading from the Road from said Town of Bideford through the several Parishes of Bideford, Wear Bideford to Gifford, Huntshaw, and Great Torrington, to the Town of Great rrrmSton-Torrington aforesaid; also for making a new Turnpike Road from or Bideford near a Turnpike Gate called Sticklepath Gate in the Parish of Taw- J\ad^way stock near the Town of Barnstaple aforesaid, to the Town of Bide- ns ow-ford aforesaid, by way of Instow, through the several Parishes of Tawstock, Fremington, Instoxv, Westleigh, and Bideford; also for Hfracombe making a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Barnstaple, at the d' South End of Pilton Bridge, through the several Parishes of Barnstaple, Pillon, Sherwill, Marwood, Bittadon, West Down, Berry'narbowi and 196 Shirwell Road. Braunton Road. Braunton and Ilfra-combeRoad. 7&8GEORGII IV. Cp.xiv. andIlfracombe, to the Harbour of Ilfracombe aforesaid; also for making a new Turnpike Road from or near the South Gate of the Churchyard in Pilton aforesaid, through the said several Parishes of Pilton and Shirwell, to a Place called Shirwell Cross in the said Parish of Shirwell; also for making a new Turnpike Road from or near the South Gate in the Churchyard of Pilton to the Town or Village of Braunton, which said last-mentioned new Road will pass from, into, or through the several Parishes of Pilton, Ashford, Heanton, Pun-chardon, and Braunton; and also for making a new Turnpike Road from the said last-mentioned Road through the Village of Braunton and the Parishes of Braunton, Georgeham, West Down, Morthoe, and Ilfracombe, to the Town and Harbour of Ilfracombe aforesaid; all which said Roads are situate in the County of Devon. General Turnpike Acts to extend to this Act. III. And be it further enacted, That the said recited Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of...

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