The Huddersfield Corporation (Lands) Act of 1920 was summarised as:
An Act to enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield to purchase the Ramsden Estate in the borough and adjoining parish of Honley; and for other purposes.
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10 & 11 GEORGE V.
HUDDERSFIELJ) CORPORATION <LANDS)
ARRANGE:wJNT OF SEOTIONS.
Short title 1 2
Interpretation .2 2
Incorporation of Acts 3 2
Power to acquire Ramsden Estate 4 3
Power to retain sell &c. lands 5 4
Sale of advowsons 6 4
Proceeds of sale of surpl118 lands 7 5
Power to borrow 8 5
Application of sections of existing Acts as to borrowing 9 6
Expenses of execution of Aot 10 7
Costs of Act 11 7
To enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of
the borough of Huddersfield to purchase
the Ramsden Estate in the borough and
adjoining parish of Honley; and for other
[ROYAL ASSENT, 4TH AUGUST 1920.]
WHERE.AS it is expedient to confer powers upon the Mayor Preamble.
Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield for
purchasing acquiring holding and disposing of the estate known
as the Ramsden (Huddersfield) Estate situate in the borough of
5 Huddersfi.eld and in the adjoining parish of Honley containing
four thousand three hundred acres or thereabouts whereof part
is built upon and let on lease for terms of years the remainder
being as yet undeveloped and the advo'W'Sons _and other property
held and enjoyed therewith :
10 And whereaB estimates have been prepared by the Corporation
for and in connection with the purchase of the said estate and such
estimates amount to one million three hundred and sixty thousand
2 Huddersfiel,d, Oorporation (Lands) Act 1920.
And whereas it is expedient that the cost of such purchase
should be spread over a term of years :
And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained
in this Act be enacted :
And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected 5
without the authority of Parliament :
And whereas in relation to the promotion of the bill for this
Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903
have been observed and the approval of the 1.-finister of Health
has been obtained: 10
MAY IT THEREFORE PLEASE YOUR :MAJESTY
That it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King'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 as follows 15
(that is to say) :-
Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Huddersfield Corporation
(Lands) Act 1920 and the Huddersfield Corporation Acts 1852
to 1919 and this Act may be cited as the Huddersfield Corporation
Acts 1852 to 1920. 20
Inter- 2. In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise
pretation. requires :-
" The Corporation " means the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses
of the borough of Huddersfield;
" The borough" means the county borough of Huddersfield; 25
" The borough fund " and " the borough rate " mean the
borough fund and the borough rate of the borough.
3. The following Acts (so far as the same are applicable
for the purposes and are not inconsistent with the provisions of
this Act) are hereby incorporated with this Act (namely):- 30
The Lands Clauses Acts except the provisions with
respect to the purchase and taking of lands otherwise
Huddersfield Corporation (Lands) Act 1920. 3
than by agreement and except section 12 7 of the Lands
Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 relating to the sale of
4. (1) The Corporation may purchase acquire and hold Power to
5 (without any licence in mortmain) the estate known as "the t4:en
Ramsden (Huddersfield) Estate" comprising so much of the Estate.
Ramsden Settled Estates and the Ramsden Devised Estates as
is situate in the townships of Huddersfield Almondbury Lockwood
Dalton and Honley in the West Riding of Yorkshire now or lately
10 belonging or reputed to belong to or to be held by Sir John
Frecheville Ramsden Baronet and all other the lands of or now or
lately held by the said Sir John Frecheville Ramsden situate in the
borough together with all property easements manorial and other
rights and interests appurtenant thereto or held and enjoyed
lo therewith or arising thereout subject to all outstanding leases and
tenancies of the lands comprised therein for a price not exceeding
one million three hundred and sixty thousand pounds and upon
and BUbject to such terms and conditions as have been or may be
agreed between the Corporation and the owners of and other
20 persons interested in the said estate lands property easements
rights and interests (all of which are in this Act referred to as
"the said estate") and may enter into such contract or contracts
as may be required for the purposes aforesaid and may pay any
sum payable under such contract or contracts.
'25 (2) (a) The said estate is coloured red on the map signed in
triplicate by the Right Honourable the Earl of Donougbmore
the chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to whom
the bill for this Act was referred and the maps so signed are
deposited respectively in the Parliament Office of the House of
30 Lords the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and with
the town clerk of Huddersfield at his office.
(b) Copies of the said map deposited with the said town clerk
or any extract therefrom certified by him to be true shall be
received in all courts of justice and elsewhere as prima facie
-35 evidence of the contents of such map.
(3) The owners of and other persons interested in the said
estate may sell and convey the same or their interests therein to
4 Huddersfield Corporation (Lands) Act 1920.
(4) When the said estate shall have been acquired by the
Corporation under this section the same or any pru.-t or parts
thereof may be appropriated to any undertaking or to any of
their powers or duties and when so appropriated a transfer of the
outstanding loan in respect thereof shall be effected to the proper 0
account in the books of the Corporation and pending such
appropriation all expenses incurred by the Corporation under this
section shall be payable out of the borough fund and borough
Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall authorise the 10
a) To create or perm.it any nuisance on any lands so
(b) To approp:riate such lands to any purposes other than
purposes for which and subject to the conditions lo
under which they are fo:r the time being authorised
to acquire and use lands.
5. Notwithstanding anything in any other Act or Acts
to the contrary the Corporation may retain and manage the said
estate for such time as they may think fit and may grant leases and 20
other tenancies thereof and accept the surrender of leases and other
tenancies in such manner and for such rents or other consideration
for such purpose and upon such terms and conditions in all
respects _as they shall think fit and may (either before or after
granting any leases or tenancies) sell exchange or otherwise dispose 25
of the said estate or any part or parts thereof in such manner and
for such purpose and on such terms and conditions as they may
think fit and either in consideration of a gross sum or a yearly
rent or of any payment in any other form and tnay sell exchange
or dispose of any rents reserved on the sale lease exchange or 30
disposition of any part of such estate or interests therein and may
make do and execute any deed act or thing proper for effectuating
any such sale lease exchange or other disposition and on any
exchange may give or take any money for equality of exchange.
6. In the event of the Corporation acquiring under the powers 30
of this Act the advowsons of the benefices of Huddersfield St.
Peter Huddersfield St. John and Almondbury they shall sell
and convey the same at the price of four thousand pounds to Arthur
Vickerman Priestley Charles Edward Freeman Edward Riou
Benson and Herbert William Jagger or to such persons as they 40
shall jointly nominate.
Hudderafiel,d Corporation (Lands) Act 1920. 5
7. The Corporation shall apply any capital moneys received Prooeed•
by them on the sale or exchange of or by leasing of any off~~.
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part of the said estate in or towards the e:x:tinguishment of any lands.
loan raised by them under the powers of this Act and such
5 application shall be in addition to and not• in substitution for
any other mode of e:x:tingnishment of such loan except to such
extent and upon such terms as may be approved by the Minister of
8. (1) The Corporation may from time to time independently Power to
10 of any other borrowing power borrow at interest for the purposes borrow.
mentioned in the first column of the following table the respective
sums mentioned in the second column thereof and they shall pay
off all money so borrowed within the respective periods ( each of
which is in this Act referred to as "the prescribed period")
15 mentioned in the third column of the said table (namely):-
(a) For and in connection £1,360,000
with the purchase
authorised by the
section of this Act
whereof the marginal
note is "' Power to
(b) For paying the costs The sum
charges and expenses of requisite
Period for Repayment.
80 years from the day
of conveyance of the
said estate to the
5 years from the passing
of this Act.
(2) The Corporation may also with the consent of the Minister
of Health borrow such further money as may be necessary for
any of the purposes of this Act.
Any money borrowed under this sub-section shall be repaid
20 within such period (in this Act referred to as " the prescribed
period") as may be prescribed by the said Minister.
Act.a as to
6 Hud,dersfteld Oorporatlion (Lands) .Act 1920.
(3) In order to secure the repayment of any money borrowed
under this section and the payment of interest thereon the
Corporation may mortgage or charge the borough fund and the
9. The following provisions shall (with the necessary 5
modifications and subject to the provisions -of this Act) extend
and apply mutatis mutandis to the moneys borrowed under this
OF THE HUDDERSFIELD TRAMWAYS AND IMPROVEMENT ACT 1890.
Section 35.-(Sinking funds may be adjusted in certain 10
Section 38.-(Annual return to Local Government Board
with respect to sinking funds &c.) ;
Section 40.-(Application of moneys borrowed).
OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION ACT 1897. 15
Section 40.-(As to sinpng fund);
Section 42.-(Corporation not to regard trusts).
OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION TRAMWAYS ACT 1900.
Section 59.-(As to moneys raised by Corporation stock) ;
Section 63.-(Protection of lenders from inquiry) ;
Section 66.-(Audit of accounts);
Section 67 .-(Inquiries by and expenses of Local Government
OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION ACT 1902.
Section 47.-(Provisions as to mortgages).
OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION ACT 1906.
Section 76.-(Mode of payment off of money borrowed).
OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION ACT 1913.
Section U7.-(Certain provisions of Public Health Acts as to
bo1·rowing not to apply). 30
OF THE· liUDDERBPIELD CORPORATION GAS ACT 19] 9.
Section 44.-(Rate of accumulation of payments to sinking
Huddffajield Oorpordkm (Landa) .Aot 1920.
1 O. Any expenses of the execution by the Corp')ration of ~
this Act with respect to which no other provision is made may be :'xeoution
defrayed by the Corporation out of the borough fund. of Act.
11. The costs charges and expenses preUroinary to and of Coats of
o and incidental to the preparing obtaining and passing of this Act.
Act as taxed by the taxing officer of the House of Lords or of the
House of Commons shall be paid by the Corporation out of the
borough fund or out of the money to be borrowed under this Act
for the purpose.
HUDDERSFIELD CORPORATION (LARDS)
To enable the Mayor Aldermen a~d
Burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield
to purchase the Ramsden Estate in
the borough and adjoining parish .of
Hooley ; and for other purposes.
[ROYAL .ASSENT, 4TH AUGUST 1920.]
10 & 11 GEORGE V.
J. HENRY FIELD,
SHARPE, l'RIT0H.A.RD & CO.,
Orchard Street, Victoria Street,