Great Western Railway Act 1837

Publication Date:January 01, 1837
Great Western Railway Act 1837

(7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict.) c. xci

An Act to alter the Line of the Great Western Railway, and to amend the Acts relating thereto.

[3rd July 1837]

AKN0 PRIMO VICTORLE REGINiE. Cap. xci. An Act to alter the Line of the Great Western Railway, and to amend the Acts relating thereto. [3d July 1837.] W HEREAS an Act was passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act for making a Railway from 5&6W.4W Bristol to join the London awe? Birmingham Railway wear London, cJ07. to be called " The Great Western Railway" with Branches therefrom to the Towns of Bradford and Trowbridge in the County of Wilts: And whereas another Act was passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, intituled An Act to alter the Line of the Great 6 W*4. &. 3& Western Railway, and to amend the Act relating thereto: And whereas it is expedient that certain Portions of the Line of the- said Railway should be further altered, and that the said Company should be empowered to take additional Lands for the Purposes of Depots and Approaches to the said Railway, and also that some of the Pro^ visions of the said recited Acts should be amended and enlarged; but the 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 Tem poral, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the fLocal! 36 L Authority 3262 V VICTORIA Cap.xci. extended to this Act. Powers of Authority of the same, That all the Powers, Authorities, Provisions, *eJ^^Acts Directions, Penalties, Forfeitures, Payments, Exemptions, Remedies, Regulations, Clauses, Matters, and, Things contained in the said recited Acts or either of them (except such of them or such Parts thereof respectively as are by the lastly recited Act or by this Act repealed, altered, or otherwise provided for,) shall extend and be construed to extend to this Act and to the several Works and Things hereby authorized or required to be made and done, and shall operate and be in force in respect to the Objects and Purposes of this Act as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever as if the same Powers, Authorities, Provisions, Directions, Penalties, Forfeitures, Payments, Exemptions, Remedies, Regulations, Clauses, Matters, and Things were repeated and re-enacted in this Act. Power to II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said onLilwa"ylie ComPany and they are hereby empowered to make the Alterations in certain herein-after mentioned of or in the Line of the-said Railway as autho- Cases. rized or directed by the said recited Acts, and to make and maintain the said Railway and Works in the Line or Course, and upon, across, under, or over the Lands delineated on the Plans or described in the Books of Reference deposited and to be deposited with the several Clerks of the Peace for the Counties of Berks, Oxford, Wilts, and Somerset as herein-after mentioned; (that is to say,) from a certain Point on the Main Line in the Parish of Sonning and County of Berks to a certain other Point on the said Line in the Parish of Basildon in the same County -, also from a certain Point on the said Line in the Parish of Uffington in the County of Berks to a certain other Point on the said Line in the Parish of Lydiard Tregoz otherwise Liddiard Tregooze in the County of Wilts ; also from a certain Point on the said Line in the Parish of Chippenham in the County last aforesaid to a certain other Point on the said Line in the Parish of Bathwick in the County of Somerset; also from a certain Point on the said Line in the Parish of Bathampton to a certain other Point on the said Line in the Parish of Bathford, both in the County of Somerset; also from a Point in the Line of the said Branch Railway in the Parish of Melksham to another Point on the said Line in the Parish of Broughton Oifford, both in the County of Wilts; such new Line of Railway passing, as to the first of such Deviations, from, in," through, or into the several Parishes, Townships, and Extra-parochial or other Places of Sonning, Early, Saint Mary's and Saint Lawrence Reading, Tilehurst, Purley, Pangbourn, and Basildon, or some of them, in the County of Berks, and Whitchurch in the Counties of Berks and Oxford, or one of them; as to the second of such Deviations, passing from, in, through, or into the several Parishes, Townships, and Extra-parochial or other Places of Uffington, Baulking, Woolston, Complon Beauchamp, Knighton, Shrivefiham, Longcott, Beckett, Ashbury, Odstone and Bourton, or some of them, in the County of Berks; Highworth, Sevenhampton, South Marston, Stanton Fitzwarre?i, Stratton Saint Margaret's, Upper Stratton, Swindon, Eastcott, Westcott, Rodbourn Cheney, Even Swindon, Moredon, Hay-don, Lydiard Tregoz otherwise Liddiard Tregooze, Lydiard Millicent, Shaw, and Wroughton, or some of them, in the County of Wilts; as to the third of such Deviations, passing from, through, or into the several 1 VICTORIA, C^.xci. 3263 several Parishes of Batharnpton and Bathfordy in the County of Somerset; as to the fourth of such Deviations, passing from, in, through, or into the several Parishes, Townships, and Extra-parochial or other Places at Chippenham, Langley Burrel, Hardenhuishy Lay-cocky Corsham otherwise Gorsham Regis, Ditcheridge otherwise DiU teridgey Box, or some of them, in the County of Wilts, and Bathfordy Batharnpton, and Bathwick, or some of them, in the County of Somerset; and as to the last of such Deviations, passing from, in, through, or into the several Parishes of Melksham and Broughton Clifford in the said County of Wilts; and the said Company are hereby empowered to purchase and take all or any of the several Lands and Buildings lying contiguous to the Line of Railway in the Parishes of Saint Lawrence and Saint Mary's Reading, or one of them, in the County of Berks, and in the Parish of Temple otherwise Holy Cross, within the Borough of the City of Bristol and County of the same City, contiguous to Temple Meads, as are delineated on the Plans or described in the Books of Reference so deposited as aforesaid, for the Purpose of making proper and commodious Depots or Stations and Approaches to the said Railway ; and it is hereby expressly declared, that all Powers, Authorities, and Provisions contained in the said recited Acts relative to the Works thereby authorized shall extend and apply to the Works by this Act authorized, and more particularly to empower the said Company to alter and divert the Line or Course of the Reading and Oxford Turnpike Road within the Parish of Basildon in the County of Berks; the Line or Course of the Wilts and Berks Canal, with the Branch therefrom to Longcott, within the Parishes, Townships, and Extra-parochial or other Places of Uffington, Woolston, Compton Beauchamp, Knighton, Shrivenham, Longcott, Beckett, Ashbury, Odstone, and Bourton, or some of them, in the County of Berks; the Line or Course of the North Wilts Canal within the Parishes, Townships, and Extra-parochial or other Places of Swindon, Eastcott, Rodboum Cheney, Even Swindon9 Moredon, Haydon, Lydiard Millicent, and Shaw, or some of them, in the County of Wilts; the Line or Course of the Bath and London Turnpike Road within the Parishes or Townships of Ditcheridge otherwise Dit-teridge and Box, or one of them, in the County of Wilts, and Bailford in the County of Somerset; and also the Line or Course of the Kennet and Avon Canal within the Parishes of Bathwick and Batharnpton, or one of them, in the said County of Somerset, to the Extent shown on the said Plans hereinbefore referred to; and all the Powers, Authorities, Privileges, and Directions which by the said recited Acts are given for making and maintaining the Portion of the said original Line of Railway by this Act authorized to be abandoned, shall, from and immediately after the making of the Alterations herein mentioned, cease and determine: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall enable the said Company, in carrying into effect the Deviations above mentioned or any of them, to take any of the Lands. belonging to John Wiltshire Esquire, in the Parish ofBathford, without his previous Consent in Writing, or the Consent of the Owner of' the said Property for the Time being. III. And whereas it hath been arranged by and agreed between Lands,.&c. the said Company and the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Bar- of Viscount A , Barnnerton rtngtony 6 1 VICTORIA, Cap.xci not to be rington, that the said Company shall on no account or under any taken with- Pretence, whatever take or use any Part of the Lands or Heredita* sent/8 n" ments of the said Viscount Barrington for the Purposes of this Act, without his express Consent in Writing first had and obtained ; be it therefore enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall authorize or empower, or be deemed, construed, or taken to authorize or empower, the said Company, their Agents'or Workmen, or any other Persons acting under them, to enter into or upon, or to take, use, damage, or prejudice the Messuages, Lands, Grounds, Tenements, Estates, Property, or Hereditaments of the said Viscount Barrington, his Heirs or Assigns, situate within the Parishes of Shrivenham or Ashbury, or of either of them, in the County of Berks, for any of the Purposes mentioned in this Act, without the express Licence and Authority in Writing of the said Viscount Barrington, his Heirs or Assigns, or. other Person or Persons, Owner or Owners of the said Lands and Hereditaments for the Time being first had and obtained: Provided always, that in case the said Company shall not make the said Railway in the Line of Deviation through the Lands of the said Viscount Barrington as laid down on the Plans thereof deposited as herein-after...

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