Langport, Somerton and Castle Cary Turnpike Roads Act 1857

Publication Date:January 01, 1857
Langport, Somerton and Castle Cary Turnpike Roads Act 1857

(20 & 21 Vict.) c. lvi

An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads leading to, through, and from the Towns of Langport, Somerton, and Castle Cary, in the County of Somerset, and for making and improving other Roads in the said County, and granting more effectual Powers in lieu thereof, and for making and improving new Lines of Road.

[27th July 1857]

ANNO VICESIMO &. VICESIMO PRIMO VICTORIA REGIN.E. Cap. lvi. An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads leading to, through, and from the Towns of Langport, Somerton, and Castle Cary, in the County of Somerset, and for making and improving other Roads in the said County, and granting more effectual Powers in lieu thereof, and for making and improving new Lines of Road. [27th July 1857.] \* HERE AS an Act was passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for more effectually repairing and improving cer- 5 q._ 4 tain Roads leading to, through, and from the Towns of Langport, c. xcviii. Somerton, and Castle Cary, in the County of Somerset, and for making and improving other Roads in the said County: And whereas the Trustees acting by virtue of the said recited Act have proceeded to carry the same into execution, and have from Time to Time bor- ILocal] 9M rowed 782 20 & 21 VICTORIA, Cap.lvi. The Langport, Somerton, and Castle Cary Turnpike Roads Act,\ 857. rowed and expended considerable Sums of Money upon the Credit of the Tolls thereby authorized to be taken upon the said Roads, a great Part of which Money still remains owing on the Credit of the said Tolls, and such Money cannot be paid off nor can the said Roads be effectually improved and kept in repair unless further Powers are granted, and the Term of the said Act be further continued and extended : And whereas an Act was passed in the Second Year of the l & 2 W. 4. Reign of His Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act c xxxn. yor amending certain Roads in the County of Somerset, and for placing them and other Roads under the Care and Management of the Trustees of the Langport, Somerton, and Castle Cary Roads: And whereas by " The Annual Turnpike Acts Continuance Act, 1856," the said Acts were continued until the First Day of November One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, and no longer, unless Parliament should in the meantime continue the same : And whereas the making, repairing, improving, and maintaining the Lines of Road herein-after described, and placing the same under the Care and Management of the Trustees for executing this Act, will be a Work of public Utility : And whereas it is expedient that the said recited Acts should be repealed, and that other and more effectual Powers should be granted in lieu thereof; but the same 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: Recited Acts I. That upon the Fourth Monday next after the passing of this this6Act tobe -^Ct the recited Acts of the Fifth Year of the ReiSn of His Majesty put in force. King George the Fourth, and of the Second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King William the Fourth, shall be and the same are hereby repealed. Arrears of Tolls, &c. under recited Act vested in the Trustees under this Act. II. That all Rents and Arrears of Tolls and other Moneys due to, and all Property and Choses in Action vested in or. belonging to the Trustees under the Act hereby repealed, shall, immediately on the passing of this Act, vest in and belong to the Trustees for executing this Act, and such last-mentioned Trustees may sue for and recover the same, and act in respect thereof as effectually as if the same had been vested in and belonged to them under the said recited Act, and they shall be liable to all the Debts and Engagements to which the Trustees under the said recited Act were liable at the Repeal thereof. III. That in citing this Act for any Purpose it shall be sufficient to use the Expression " The Langport, Somerton, and Castle Cary Turnpike Roads Act, 1857." IV. That 20 & 21 VICTORIiE, Cap.hi. 783 TheLangport, Somerton,andCastle Cary Turnpike Roads Act, 1857. IV. That in this Act the following Words and Expressions shall Construction have the several Meanings hereby assigned to them, unless there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction : The Word " Person " shall include Corporation : The Expression " the Trustees " shall mean the Trustees for the Time being for executing this Act: The Expression " the Roads " shall mean the Roads to which this Act applies: The Word " Turnpike" shall include Toll Gate, Toll House, Bar, and Chain: The Word " Lands" shall include Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of whatever Tenure. V. That all Her Majesty's Justices oi tne Peace for the Time Trustees. being acting for the County of Somerset, together with Walter Alford Clerk, Thomas Alford, Thomas Watson Bagehot, Edward Bagehot, John Baker, John Bond Clerk, James Broadmead, Thomas Brancker Clerk, Walter Bagehot, Watson Bagehot, John Barney Clerk, James Bullock Clerk, John Clothier, Arthur Clothier, Robert Colby Clerk, Joseph Dudman, Lumsden Sherriff'Dudman Clerk, Richard Dawkins Clerk, Thomas Marriot Doddington Clerk, Francis Meade Eastment, William Fry, George Hickson, Urquhart Fagan Clerk, Augustus Otway Fitzgerald Clerk, William Eraser, Richard Foley Clerk, Charles Fry, Joseph Francis, John Gillett, Frederick Gray Clerk, George Horwood, John Hillard, John Holman, Charles Hyde, William Harkness Clerk, John George Hickley Clerk, Edward Bering Henslowe Clerk, William John Hill, James Lloyd, Robert Leach, John Lindon, Henry George Livius Clerk, John Louch, William Robert Lambert Clerk, Charles Langdon Clerk, John Larcombe, John Michell, Richard John Meade Clerk, George Bullock Murley, William Layton Metcalf Clerk, William Webber Munckton, John Nicholetts, William Nicholas, Percy Sergeant Newell Clerk, John Toller Nicholetts, Henry Norris, Hugh Norris, William Frederick Newell Clerk, William Pyne Clerk, Burchall Peren, Charles Perratt, John Pyne, James Parsons, John Prankerd, Henry Phelps, William Burchall Peren, Edward Quekett, William Reynolds, Samuel Reynolds, Charles Russ, Henry Digby Serrell Clerk, Henry Shute, Charles Cuthbert Southey Clerk, Edward Marmaduke Stanley, Clerk, Henry Stuckey, William Stuckey, George Bailey Tuson, Clerk, Theodore Thring, William Hamilton Twemlow Clerk, William Uttermare, John Valentine, Bartholomew Wake Doctor of Medicine, James Welsh, Charles Cornwallis Wallis, and William Young Clerk, and their Successors, being duly qualified to act as Trustees of Turnpike Roads in England, shall be Trustees for putting this Act into execution. VI. That 784 20 & 21 VICTORIA, Cap.hi. The Langport, Somerton,and Castle Cary Turnpike Roads Act,lSSl. Power to VI. That it shall be lawful for the said Trustees at any Meeting tSnTrus-" t0 be heW in pursuance of this Act, to elect any Number of Per- tees. sons being duly qualified to act as Trustees of Turnpike Roads in England, not exceeding Three in the whole, to be Trustees for the Purposes of this Act, in addition to the Trustees hereby nomi^ nated, and such Persons so elected shall have the same Powers and Authorities for executing this Act as if they had been hereby appointed. First Meeting of Trustees. VII. That the said Trustees shall hold their First Meeting at the Red Lion Inn, in the Town of Somerton aforesaid, or at some other convenient House or Place in the Neighbourhood of the said Roads, on the Fourth Monday next after the passing of this Act, and shall then and from Time to Time thereafter adjourn to and meet at such Times and at such Places near the said Roads as they shall think proper. Power to appoint Committees. VIII. That the said Trustees may appoint Committees out of their own Number to take the Care and Management of any particular Part of the said Roads or to execute any of the other Purposes of this Act according to such Instructions and Regulations as shall be laid down by the said Trustees at any General Meeting, and the said Committees and the Surveyor may proceed and act according to such Appointment, but shall always be accountable according to the Instructions and Regulations so to be made. Eoads to be IX. That this Act shall be put into execution for and during the improved Term herein-after mentioned, for the Purpose of maintaining, amend- and kept in . . ; . r ..... repair as mg, diverting, varying, altering, widening, straightening, improving, herein men- an(^ keeping in repair the several Roads herein-after mentioned; (that tioned. . , \ is to say,) The present Road from the Post in the Parish of Fivehead (where the Taunton Turnpike Road terminates), through the Towns of Langport and Somerton to Butwell in the Parish of Ansford, and which described Line of Road lies in the several Parishes of Fivehead, Swell, Curry Rivell, Drayton, Langport Eastover, Huish Episcopi, High Ham, Pitney, Somerton, Charlton Mackerel, Kingweston, Keinton Mandeville, West Lydford, East Lydford, Wheathill, Lovington, Alford, Castle Cary, and Ansford : Also the present Road leading from the last-described Line of Road near the Bell Inn in Curry Rivell, to the Bound Stone near Park Gate (being the Division of the Parishes of Isle Brewers and Puckington), and which Line of Road lastly described lies in the several Parishes of Curry Rivell, Kingsbury Episcopi, and Isle Brewers: Also 20 & 21...

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