|Author:||Meriton, George, 1634-1711.|
|Title:||A guide to surveyors of the high-ways shewing the office and duty of such surveyors, with several cases and resolutions in law relating to the same : collected and gathered out of publick acts of Parliament now in force, and out of the year-books, and other books of the municipal laws of this kingdom : with an abridgment of the statute of 22 H. 8 Chap. 5 for the repairing of bridges, with cases relating thereunto : and likewise a summary of the statutes made for paving, cleansing, &c., streets, lanes, &c., in London and other towns and places, and an abstract of statutes made for the repairs of high-ways and bridges in particular places, methodiz'd into short chapters for the ready finding out any matter contain'd in the book / by G. Meriton, Gent.|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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A guide to surveyors of the high-ways shewing the office and duty of such surveyors, with several cases and resolutions in law relating to the same : collected and gathered out of publick acts of Parliament now in force, and out of the year-books, and other books of the municipal laws of this kingdom : with an abridgment of the statute of 22 H. 8 Chap. 5 for the repairing of bridges, with cases relating thereunto : and likewise a summary of the statutes made for paving, cleansing, &c., streets, lanes, &c., in London and other towns and places, and an abstract of statutes made for the repairs of high-ways and bridges in particular places, methodiz'd into short chapters for the ready finding out any matter contain'd in the book / by G. Meriton, Gent.
Meriton, George, 1634-1711.
London [etc.]: Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft, assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins, for A. and J. Churchill ..., and Fr. Hillyard ..., 1694.
Includes bibliographical references.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Roads -- Early works to 1800.
Pavements -- Early works to 1800.
Roads -- England.
Highway law -- England.
TO THE READER.
A SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS Of the several CHAPTER'S Contained in this TREATISE.
A GUIDE FOR SURVEYORS OF THE High-Ways.
CHAP. I. Of High-ways in general; how many kinds of Ways▪ and how distinguish∣ed, and of some Priviledges belong∣ing to the High-ways.
CHAP. II. Who are to be Surveyors of the High-ways, and how and by whom to b chosen, and when; and what For¦feiture for refusing to take the Offic upon them, and how to be levied an disposed of.
CHAP. III. What things are first to be done by the Surveyors of High-ways, after they have taken the Office upon them, and within what time, an under what penalty, and how to be levied and disposed of.
CHAP. IV. Who and what Persons are to appea and labour upon the publick or com∣mon Days appointed by the Su∣veyors for the amendment and re∣pair of High-ways, and where th are to appear, and after what ma∣ner, and how long they are to worl and under what Penalties, an how to be levied and disposed o with some Cases and Resolutions r∣lating to these Matters.
CHAP. V. How Trees, Hedges and Bushes in or adjoyning to High-w are to be ordered, and to whom Freehold of High-ways belongs, who shall have the Trees therein, when they are cut and about scowring Dikes and , and making of Trenches, what Forfeitures for defaults neglects, and how to be levied disposed of, and what brea High-ways and Causeys in them to be.
CHAP. VI. What Stones and Rubbish the S∣visors may take for the am∣ment of the Highways, and in places and how they may dig Sand, Gravel, &c. And when they necessitated to provide such M∣rials at their Charge, how they to be reinbursed.
CHAP. VII. How, when, where, and before whom, Presentments upon the Statutes for High-ways are to be made, and to whom, and within what time, and before whom account is to be made by Officers for Monies received by virtue of any of the said Statutes.
CHAP. VIII. How Lands given for the maintenan of Cawseys, High-ways, Pav∣ments and Bridges are to he le and how Assessments are to be made and gathered for repairing High-ways, and of such as make resi∣stance and oppose such persons a are imployed in the Execution of the Statutes made for amendment of High-ways, and also concerning Suits that shall be brought about the same.
CHAP. IX. The Surveyors Duty about travelling Waggons, Wains, Carts or Car∣riages, with an account when and by whom, and where the Prices for Goods carried by Waggoners, and other Carriers are to be assessed and rated, and the Penalty for taking above such Rates.
CHAP. X. Of Nusances in publick and private High-ways, how removeable and punishable, and where an Action upon the Case lies for a Nusance, and where not.
CHAP. XI. An Abridgement of the Statute 22 H. 8. chap. 5. about the of Bridges, with some Expositio and Cases in Law relating ther unto.
CHAP. XII. An Abridgment of such Statutes as have been made for the paving and cleansing the Streets and Lanes in the Cities of London and West∣minster, and Suburbs and Liberties thereof, and Out-Parishes in the County of Middlesex, and the Bo∣rough of Southwark.
CHAP. XIII. An Abridgment of so much of the Statutes of 15 Car. 2. chap. 1. and 16 and 17 Car. 2. chap. 10. as concerns the repairing the ancient High-way, and Post-Road from London to York, and so into Scot∣land, as lies in the several Parishes, Towns, Vills and Hamlets in the County of Hertford; and now re∣vived by the Statute of the fourth and fifth Years of their present Ma∣jesties Reigns.
CHAP. XIV. How new Ways may be set out in the Welds of Kent and Sussex, and how, and by whom Kings Ferry in the Isle of Sheppy, and the Ways belonging to the same, with the Sea Banks and Sea Works on the Coasts of Norfolk are to be re∣paired; and what the Owners and Occupiers of Iron Works are to per∣form or pay towards the repair of the High▪ways in Sussex, Sur•ey and Kent.
CHAP. XV. The Heads of the Statutes made for paving, repairing and maintain∣ing the Streets and Lanes in Cam∣bridge, Ipswich and Chichester.
CHAP. XVI. An Abstract of the Statutes made for repairing Huntington-Lane near the City of Chester, the common High-way called the Cawsey lying in the Counties of Dorset and So∣merset, between the Towns of Shafts∣bury and Sherborne, and for amend∣ing the High-ways within five Miles of the City of Oxford.
CHAP. XVII. The Heads of the two Statutes made in the 18 and 27 Qears of Queen Elizabeth for the maintenance and repair of Rochester-Bridge in the County of Kent.
CHAP. XVIII. An Account of the Statutes of the 39 and 43 Eliz. made for repair∣ing and maintaining the Bridges at Wilton upon Wye, in the Coun∣ty of Hereford, and Edon and Prestberk Bridges in Cumberland.
CHAP. XIX. How Chepstow Bridge standing be∣tween the Counties of Gloucester and Monmouth is to be repaired and maintained.
CHAP. XX. Cardiff, Newport, and Carlion Bridg in Wales, how to be repaired.