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Norfolk: Acle - 1827-36 - 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 1827-36.

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]

Note that not every item has been transcribed in full. Where there are multiple payments to the same names some of these have also been omitted.

[Payments/Income]             £ s d
To Russels for repairing tools for Highways 14/5
To Moore for repairing a Bridge & a guide }
Post - also a new trunk under the Beighton Road } 3/7/5½
To Furrence for Paving a Gutter across the Street 10/9
40½ loads of Gravel & 3 Tons Paving stone 2/6/6
New Shovel 5/-
99½ loads of flints 9/19/-
Robert Ward & Joseph Curtis } Surveyors
Verified C. Penrice
H. N. Burroughes
Tuttle for rent 9/6

To Furrence for laying a gutter 2/4½
½ _? Gutter Bricks 17/-
[Income] - from Mich. 1828
Tuttill for Rent of Clay Pit 12/-
Mr Ward Rent of Sand Pit 5/-
Hayton Rent of Watering Pit 3/-

Disbursements to Mich. 1829
Paid to Commisioners of Turnpike 16/15/-
Paid Mr Nolbrows Bill Surveyor Meeting 19/9
Paid Fellinghams bill Bricklayer 15/9
Paid Thos Furrences bill Do 14/-
Paid Willm Harrisons bill Labour 1/10/10
Paid Mr Porters bill bricks &c 2/3/-
Paid Thomas Moores bill Carpenters 4/2/9
Paid Mr Russels bill Blacksmith 4/8½
Paid Mr Piles bill Materials 4/2/-
Paid F. Hartriges bill materials 2/10/-
Surveyors Salary 2/10/-
[Income] - from Mich. 1829
Robert Tuttill for Rent of Clay Pit 12/-
Robert Ward Rent of Sand Pit 5/-
James Hayton Rent of Watering Pit 3/-

Paid to Commisions of Turnpike 16/15/-
Mr Sampsons bill Carpenter 8/-
Mr Bensley bill Painter 5/-

Disbursements to Mich. 1831
Mr Porters bill Lime & Bricks 12/5
Mr Gales Carting Materials 4/11/9
Mr Welchs Materials 2/-
Mr Fowlers Carpenters 1/17/6

Disbursements to Mich. 1832
Mr Pyles materials 2/3/6
Mr Boyces Painter 2/6

Disbursements to Mich. 1833
New spade and shovel 7/-
Mr Nolbrows bill Surveyors meeting 1/7/-
G. Wigg and H. Niker surveyors

Disbursements to Mich. 1834
New hoe 1/-, New shovel 3/9     4/9
Mr Bakers bill for broken flint 13/2/-

Disbursements to Mich. 1835
Pd Mr Newby for 105 Load of Stone at 2/3d (per load)   11/16/0

Disbursements to Apr 5th 1836
Pd Highs for labour 16/8
Pd Mr Knott for Turnpike 17/4/4
Pd for Gravel Mr Newby 1/14/10½
Pd Chapman for labour 3/14/4½
Pd Fowlers for directions Posts 1/11/6
Pd Boyce for painting and Lettering the same 8/0
Pd Rose for Gravel 4/0

[End of Document]

See also the Acle parish page.

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November 2008