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Norfolk: Acle - 1820-22 - Surveyors' Payments

Each parish after the great Highways Act of 1555 was responsible for the repair of the roads within its boundaries. This Act with later modifications was in force until a new one in 1835.

Every person who occupied land or kept horses etc. had to provide some of the following:- days of labour, carts etc. People who occupied houses and cottages had also to provide labour in some form either as unpaid labour by themselves or others.

In later years this was commuted to a Surveyors' Rate upon the inhabitants which was then spent repairing its highways. The main roads also saw the introduction of turnpike trusts where those that used them paid for their maintenance.

For more information on these records see the Parish Accounts page.

This is one item from Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 164/41 and microform MF962/12] and is from the Surveyors account book (1820-1839) and these are the payments for the years 1820-22.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts -
Rates 1831-2
- Overseers' Accounts -
Rates 1794 1809-10
Payments 1794 1816
- Surveyors' Accounts -
Rates 1820-21 1826
Payments 1820-1822 1827-1836

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

The Disbursemants of B H Baker Surveyor from Michaelmas 1820 to Michaelmas 1821.

Note that not every item has been transcribed in full.

Date [Payments] £ s d
Oct 11To Bills and Labour due on Roads549
Journey to Blofield to take presentments40
Nov 27Expences at Meeting86
Dec 23Mr Jas Neave being the Balance
due from the Parish to him
Dec25Thorpe scraping 301 Rod (*) at 1½d117
Jan 8Mr Shingles for Gravel4100
Oct Appointment26
Feb 9Mr Dawson129
Liffen 107 Rod at ¾68
Mar 9Thorpe 40 Do50
23Liffen 188 Rod at ¾119
Mr Bane10
Apr 3Presentments10
Do turning up mould16
23Dale 20 Rod at 6d100
Dale 39 Rod at 3d99
Dale 12 Rod at 2d20
Dale 146 Rod at ¾d9
Dale 7 Days70
Liffen 190 Rod at 1½ (Jan 26)139
May 25Dale90
June 1Do60
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June 15To Dale16
July 6Do60
Sep 11Presentments10
23Mr Pyle166
Oct 7Mr Moore151
41 Load Materials at 1/6316
Mr Shingles (Gravel omitted last acct.)660
Dec 2Mr Moore8
12Cash to Mr Wigg 12£
to Mr Start £11.16s.3¼d

Note that only extracts have been done for the next set of accounts for 1821-22.

Disbursements of Geo Wigg Surveyor from Michaelmas 1821 to Michaelmas 1822.

Paid for work at the rate of 1/- per day.
Scraping roads at 1½ per Rod and other bills including turning up mould.

Names which occur (some more than once) are Frosdick, Chapman,John Liffen, Gallant,Mr Barnes, Mr Start, Beach for Gravel, Furrence and Russel.

[End of Document]


See also the Acle parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
November 2008