Survey Act 1870

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1870 c. 13


Survey Act, 1870

(33 & 34 Vict.) CHAP. 13.

An Act to amend the Law relating to the Surveys of Great Britain, Ireland, and the Isle of Man.

[12th May 1870]

W HEREAS by an Act of the sixth year of King George the Fourth, chapter ninety-nine, intituled ‘ An Actto repeal an Act of the last session of Parliament relative to the forming tables of manors, parishes, and townlands in Ireland, and to make provision for ascertaining the boundaries of the same,’ and by an Act of the seventeenth and eighteenth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter seventeen, intituled ‘ An Actto make further provision for defining the boundaries of counties, baronies, half baronies, parishes, townlands, and other divisions and denominations of land in Ireland for public purposes,’ (which Acts are in this Act referred to as the Survey (Ireland) Acts), certain powers for the purpose of making and carrying on any survey authorised by those Acts or by the order of the Master General and Board of Ordnance were given to the Master General and Board of Ordnance, and to officers and other persons appointed by or acting under the orders of the Master General and Board of Ordnance:

And whereas all the powers and authorities of the principal officers of Her Majesty's Ordnance were, by an Act of the session of the eighteenth and nineteenth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter one hundred and seventeen, intituled ‘ An Actfor transferring to one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of state the powers and estates vested in the principal officers of the Ordnance,’ transferred to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the War Department:

And whereas by the Act of the session of the fourth and fifth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter thirty, intituled ‘ An Actto authorise and facilitate the completion of a survey of Great Britain, Berwick-upon-Tweed, and the Isle of Man,’ (in this Act referred to as the Survey (Great Britain) Act,) certain powers for the purpose of making such survey were given to the Master General and Board of Ordnance and to officers and other persons appointed by or acting under the orders of the Master General and Board of Ordnance:

And whereas the powers given by the last-mentioned Act to the Master General and Board of Ordnance having been continued by subsequent Acts, were by an Act of the session of the nineteenth and twentieth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter sixty-one...

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