Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act of 1876

The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act of 1876 was summarised as:

An Act enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Huddersfield to abandon the enlargement of Wessenden Reservoir and to construct a new Reservoir in lieu thereof — to make new Streets and Street Improvements — to extend the limits of Gas and Water supply — and to make further provision for the Improvement and Government of the Borough — and for other purposes.

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39 & 40 VICT.-SBSSION 1876.
THE HUI>DERSFIELD W .ATERWORKS
AND IMPROVEMENT .ACT 1876.
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.
SECTION
Preamble.
Short title
Incorporation of Acts -
Former Acts and this Act to be construed together
Interpretation
Effect of Act as to Sir John Ramsden -
Saving of rights of lord or lords of the manors of Huddersfield and
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5
Almondbury - 6
Limits of Act 7
Ar,t to be executed by Council 8
Abandonment of enlargement of W essenden Reservoir 9
Compensation for damage to land by entry &c. for purposes of works
abandoned 10
Compensation to be made in respect of works abandoned 11
Power to make Waterworks &c. 12
Power to !!top up road to W essenden Reservoir on completion of new
road 13
Limits of lateral and vertical deviation - I 4
Period for completion of works 1 5
Xew reservoir to be in substitution for enlargement of \Vessenden
Reservoir 16
For ascertaining capacity of new reservoir 17
Drawing of Water from new reservoir - 18
For the protection of the Wessenden Commissioner~ 19
Extension oflimits for supply of Water - 20
For protection of London and North Western Hailway Company's Kirkburton
Branen 21
Power to make new streets and improvement.~ 22
22 a WS l' &_ LR
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SECTION
Extension of certain powers of Improv~ment Act of 1871 to new
streets &c. 23
Extinction of rights of way over Silk Street &c. - 24
Streets disused vested in Corporation for sale 25
Elention of buildin,ts fronting street.I to be aa Corporation approve 26
Extending limits of Gas supply · 27
For application of certain provisions of Gasworks Clauses Act 1871 28
Pressure of Gas 29
Register of meter to be prima facie evidence 30
Repeal of section fifty-seven of Gas Act of 1861 - 31
Maximum price of Gas. Repeal of section forty-three of Gas Act of 1861 32
Gas consumers to give: notice to Corporation before removing 33
Huddersfield Gas Company, &c. dissolved 34
Corporation to be liable for Company's debts unpaid 35
Pending actions &c. against Companies 36
Causes of action &c. against Companies 37
Markets not to be held except by Corporation or the licensees 38
Power to construct markets &c. 39
Power to continue and establish cattle and other markets and fairs and
slaughter-houses 40
Limits of markets and fairs - 41
Penalty on persons selling meat on market days m houses built on
Ramsden estate 42
Power to make bye-laws for regulation of markets tolls &c. - 43
Ejectment for repeated offences 44
Public notice of removal of markets &c.- 45
Licence for sale out of market 46
Prohibition of sale except in msrket &c. 4 7
Sale of cattle out of market - 48
Saving for pedlars and horse dealers 49
::\farket inspectors &c. may be made constables 50
Tolls to be payable by successive occupiers of shops &c. 51
Tolls to be payable by successive sellers of articles 52
Power to let stalls &c. 53
Power to let tolls of markets &c. 54
Recovery of tolls - 55
Settlement of dieputes as to tolls 56
Seizure of false weights &c. - 57
Forfeiture of articles left in market 58
Offences in market 59
.Apprehension of persons ireating animals cruelly - 60
Power to license slaughter-houses 61
:-ilaughtering prohibited except in slaughter-houses provided or licensed
by Corporation 62
111
SECTION
Power to purchase by agreement. Rights to adjust &c. scales 63
Corporation may provide hospitals &c. - . 64
Corporation may remove infected persons to hospital in certain cues 65
Expenses of such removal and maintenance of persons in hospit,al 66
Notice to bP. given of persons suffering from certain diseases - 67
.Bonding warehouses 68
Drinking fountains &c. 69
Meteorological apparatus 70
Secretary of State substituted for General Board of Health in Burial
Act of 1852 71
Certain provisions of Burial Act of 1852 extended to whole Borough - 72
Burial grounds to be properly drained &c. 73
Burial boards may transfer property and rights to Corporation 74
Publication of orders for sewering and paving &c. of streets. Repeal of
section forty-two of Improvement Act of 1871 75
New street expenses to be apportioned by Corporation 76
Apportionment of expenses between owners and lessees 77
Limit of time for recovery of new street expenses &c. summarily 78
As to dangerous buildings-Amending section two hundred and fiftyone
of the Improvement Act of 1871 79
Corporation may require certain streets to be repaired and recover
expenses thereof 80
Corporation not to be compelled to declare street or court a public
highway 81
Corporation may prescribe line of buildings 82
Notice of intended removal of projections of buildings to be fourteen
days instead of thirty days. Section sixty-six of Act of 1871
amended 83
Time for approval or disapproval of plans 84
Corporation may prescribe alterations &c. in plans submitted for their
approval 85
As to cost of sewers in certain cases 86
Excavations to be drained 87
Conversion of privies 88
Amending section one hundred and seventy-three (Connection of drains
with sewers) and section one hundred and seventy-four (Provision
respecting construction of drains) of Improvement Act of 1871 89
Cutting into work for inspection 90
Corporation may alter &c. works improperly executed &c. - 91
Foul brooks, &c. in Borough may be covered over by the Corporation - 92
Explaining section c,ne hundred and ninety-two of the Improvement
Act of 1871 - 93
Penalty on occupation of new houses not approved for habitation 94
Rooms over privies &c. to be removed - 9 5
IV
SECTION
Time within which complaint to be made under section one hundred and
fifty of Improvement Act of 1871 96
Corporation may reinstate defaced number on houses &c. and recover
expenses 97
Extending power of Sir John Ramsden to name streets 98
Power to make bye-laws 99
Additional regulations as to street traffic and amendment of section two
hundred and forty-eight of Improvement Act of 1871 - 100
Regulations as to dogs 10 I
General provisions as to bye-laws 102
Penalty on persons obstructing footway 103
Penalty on betting in streets 104
Extending powers as to unwholesome food 105
Amending section two hundred and sixty-seven of Improvement Act of
1871 as to skittle grounds &c. 106
Premises licensed for sale of intoxicating liquors not to be altered &c.
without consent of Corporation 107
Power to take lands I 08
Lands to be acquired for gas purposes to be used exclusively therefor,
and no footway to be permitted thereover 109
Owner may be required to sell parts only of certain lands and buildings llO
Power to stop up footways - 111
Notice to be given of taking houses oflabouring classes ll2
Corporation to procure accommodation for persons of the labouring
class to be displaced 113
Limitation of time for compulsory purchase of lands 114
Power to acquire additional lands by agreement - 115
Consideration for such acquisition 116
Power to take easements, &c. by agreement 117
Corporation may use their own lands for purposes of Act 118
Provisions as to lease and sale orlands - 119
Amending provisions of section three hundred and forty-two (Power to
rate owners instead of occupiers in cases described) of Improvement
Act of 1871 - 120
Exten_t to which occupiers liable in default of owner 121
Recovery of Gas and Water rents 122
Recovery of moneys for Gas and Water supply 123
Power to borrow - 124
Provisions as to borrowing - 125
Priority of existing mortgages - 126
Priority of loan by Admiralty 127
Provisions as to sinking fund and for moneys borrowed for Waterworks
purposes before the passing of this Act 1 ::!8
V
SECTION
Sinking fund for moneys borrowed 129
Annual return to Local Government Board with respect to sinking
funds 130
Power to reborrow
Power to issue debenture stock
Expenses of executing Act -
Assessment for tithes, railways, &c.
Corporation not to regard trusts
Accounts may be made up to 31st December in every year -
Days of payment of water rents
Saving from effects of repeal
Compensation may be in land or works -
Copies of Act with index to be kept and sold
Expenses of Act -
Schedules.
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132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141

AN
A. C T
To enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough
of Huddersfield to abandon the enlargement of W essenden
Reservoir and to construct a new Reservoir in lieu thereof
-to make new Streets and Street Improvements-to
extep.d the limits of Gas and Water supply-and to
make further provision for the Improvement and Government
of the Borough-and for other purposes.
[ROYAL ASSENT, 13TH.JULY, 1876.l
WHEREAS by Royal Charter dated the seventh day of July one Pre.amble.
thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight the inhabitants of the f:::.er 7 July
township of Huddersfield and of other adjoining or neighbouring
townships and districts in the West Riding of the county of York
5 were incorporated by the name of the Mayor Aldermen and
Burgesses of the Borough of Huddersfield (in this Act called the
Corporation) : '
And whereas previous to the incorporation of the said Borough
(in this Act called the Borough) the said township of Huddersfield
10 was supplied with Water by certain Commissioners who were constituted
by Act of Parliament and empowered to construct and did
construct Waterworks for that purpose :
22 A
2 The Huddersfield Uaterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
32 & 33 Viet. And whereas by The H uddersfi.eld Water Act 1869 (in this c. HO.
Act called The Water Act of 1869) the said Waterworks were
transferred to the Corporation and they were authorised to construct
additional Waterworks and to s:upply with Water the Borough and
neighbouring places in the parishes of Huddersfield and Almond- 5
bury and (section ninety-two) to purchase the undertaking of any
Company or body established to supply Water in the Borough.
6 a. 7 Will. IV. c. 94 And whereas by an Act of the sixth and seventh William the
Fourth chapter ninety-four entituled _An Act for enlarging the
Embankment of a Reservoir in the Valley of W essenden in the 10
Township of Marsden in the Parish of Almond bury in the West
Riding of the county of York and for other purposes (in this Act
called the Wessenden Act) certain Commissioners (in this Act
,H & 35 Viet. c. 123.
· called the Wessenden Commissioners) were incorporated and
empowered to make and maintain a reservoir called the W essenden 15
Reservoir ·and to levy rates on persons occupying falls supplied
with Water &om the W essend.en Brook and the River Colne and
to borrow mcmey on the credit of those rates :
And. whereas by The Huddersfield Waterworks Act 1871
(in this Act called the Water Act of 1871) the limits within which 20
the Corporation were authorised to supply Water were extended
and the Corporation were authorised to construct additional reservoirs
and works and to take certain Waters then flowing into the
W essenden Brook and in consideration thereof and as compensation
therefor were authorised and required to enlarge the 25
W eRsenden Reservoir by raising the top water level thereof and
thenceforward to ma.mtain that reservoir so enlarged so that the
Waters therein stored might be available f OI" the purposes of the
W essenden Act :
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation be autho- 30
rised to abandon the enlargement of the Wessenden reservoir and
works connected with such enlargement and in lieu thereof and in
substitution therefor to construct a new storage reservoir and
works connected therewith and to impound in that reservoir the
additional Waters intended to have been impounded in the said 35
enlargement of the Wessenden Reservoir:
The Huddersfield Waterworks and ImprO'Dement A.et 1876. 3
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation be authorised
to construct the new communication roads hereinafter described in
order to obtain better access to certain of their Waterworks :
.And whereas by an indenture d·ated the first day of April one
5 thousand eight hundred and seventy-five the undertaking lands
a.nd property of the Berry Brow Water Supply Company (Limited)
who were supplying Water within the Borough were transferred
to the Corporation and it is expedient that as soon as the debt;s
and liabilities (if any) of that Company have been paid and
10 satisfied and their assets distributed and their ai'airs wound up the
said. Company be dissolved:
And whereas it is expedient that the limits within which the
Corporation may supply water be ex~nded:
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation be authorised
15 to make the new streets roads and other improvem.ents hereinafter
described:
And whereas previous to the incorporation of the Borough
part thereof was under the jurisdiction of certain Improvement
Commissioners acting under the powers of the Huddersfield
20 Improvement Act 1848 and other parts under the jurisdiction of
Local Boards :
And whereas by The Huddersfield Improvement Act 1871 (in 34 & 3:; Viet.
this Act called the Improvement Act of 1871) The Huddersfield 0 • 151

Improvement Act 1848 was repealed and the enactments in force
25 relative to the improvement and government of the constituent .
parts of the Borough were consolidated and the property of the said
Improvement Commissioners and Local Boards was vested in the
Corporation :
And whereas by the Improvement Act of 1871 (section two
80 hundred and four) power was given to the Corporation on the one
hand and any Oompany or persons authorised to supply Gas within
the Borough on the other hand to enter into and carry into effect
agreements for the purchase by and sale to the Corporation of the
undertakings works and property of such Company or persons and
4 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvernent .A.et 1876.
it was by that Act provided that on completion of any such
purchase the Corporation might have and exercise all the powers
and authorities of such Company or persons for or relating to the
manufacture and supply of Gas in the Borough :
And whereas a large portion of the Borough and certain 5
neighbouring townships and places were lighted with Gas by the
Huddersfield Gas Company under the powers of The Huddersfield
Gas Act 1861 (in this Act called the Gas Act of 1861) and certain
other parts of the Borough were lighted with Gas by the Mold
Green Gaslight Company Limited and the respective undertakings 10
lands and property of those Companies were purchased by and
transferred to the Corporation such purchase and transfer being
effected in the case of the Huddersfield Gas Company by an
Indenture dated the fifteenth day of March one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-two and in the case of the Mold Green 15
Gaslight Company by an Indenture dated the thirteenth day of
March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four and the
Corporation are now by means of those undertakings manufacturing
and supplying Gas within the limits of the Gas Act of 1861
and it is expedient that as soon as the debts and liabilities (if any) 20
of those Companies respectively have been paid and satisfied and
their assets distributed and their affairs wound up those Companies
be dissolved :
And whereas the trade and population within and without the
Borough and the demand for Gas are greatly increasing and it is 25
expedient that the limits within which the Corporation may supply
Gas be extended and that they be authorised to extend their existing
and nonstruct additional works on the lands to be acquired for
those purposes under the powers of this Act :
And whereas by the Gas Act of 1861 (section forty-three) the 80
price of Gas was limited to four shillings per one thousand cubic
feet within a radius of one mile from the Huddersfield Market Cross
and within the limits of the Mold Green Local Board and· to five
shillings per one thousand cubic feet beyond the said limits and radius
and it is expedient that the prices to be charged be equalised : 35
And whereas the Corporation have by agreement with Sir John
William Ramsden Baronet and his trustees purchased the fairs and
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876. 5
markets now held or authorised to be held in the Borough and
certain lands properties rights and privileges connected therewith
and it is expedient that further powers be granted to the Corporation
with respect to markets and fairs:
5 And whereas by The Huddersfield Burial Gr~und Act 1852 (in 15 & 16 Viet. c. 41.
this Act called the Burial Act of 1852) the Improvement Commissioners
were authorised to provide a burial ground for the
township of Huddersfield and upon such ground being ready for
interments to prohibit by_ order interments in churches chapels
10 and burial-places within the said township making compensation
to the persons interested in any burial ground for any loss or
damage sustained by them by reason of the enforced discontinuance
of interments which but for the order might have been lawfully
made therein :
15 And whereas the provisions of the Burial Act of 1852 as to the 111 & 19 v,et.
depth of interments were amended by the Act eighteenth and nine- 0 • 89•
teenth Victoria chapter eighty-nine (in this Act called the Burial
Act of 1855) :
And whereas the Improvement Commissioners under the
20 powers of the Burial Act of 1852 provided the burial ground
thereby authorised and the same was transferred to and vested in
the Corporation by the Improvement Act of 1871 (section two
hundred and sixty-two) :
And whereas it is expedient that the powers of the Corporation
25 with respect to interments in burial grounds in the township
of Huddersfield be extended to the whole Borough:
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation be authorised
to enter into and carry into effect agreemen~s with any Burial
Board within the Borough for the transfer to the Corporation of the
30 estates rights. powers property and liabilities of the agreeing Board
and that upon the execution of snch agreement the provisions
of the Burial Act of 1852 as amended by the Burial Act of 1855
be extended to the area under the jurisdiction of that Board :
22 B
6 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation be authorised
to provide hospitals for infectious and contagious diseases on
the sites hereinafter prescribed for that purpose and that further
powers be granted to the Corporation with respect to persons
suffering from certain diseases : 5
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation (if and when
the Borough shall have been appointed a warehousing place under
The Customs lnlan~ Bonding Act 1860 or any Act amending the
same) be authorised to provide warehouses for the warehousing of
goods for the security of duties and customs under such Act or 10
Acts (which warehou!les are in this Act referred to as bonding
warehouses) and to let and regulate the use thereof :
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation be authorised
to acquire by agreement such rights and jurisdiction relating to
ti::te adjustment and inspection of weights and measures in the 15
Borough as are not now vested in them and that further provisions
be made with respect to the weighing and measuring of commodities
in the Borough:
And whereas it is expedient that further borrowing and other
powers be conferred upon the Corporation and that further and 20
better provision be made for the management and regulation of the
Borough and that the Improvement Act of 1871 be in divers
particulars altered and amended and the powers thereof extended :
And whereas the objects aforesaid cannot be effected without
the authority of Parliament: 25
And whereas estimates have been prepared by the Corporation
for the purchase of land for and the execution of the following
works by this Aot authorised ancl for the completion of works and
the purchase of Gasworks by the recited Acts of the Corporation
authorised and such estimates are as follows : 30
For Waterworks purposes three hundred and eighty-two
thousand two hundred and fifty pounds ;
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Impro1Jement Act 1876. 7
For purposes of New Streets and Roads and Street and Road
Improvements ninety-eight tqousand and six pounds;
For Markets and Fairs Slaughterhouse and Bonding Warehouses
purposes eighty-five thousand five hundred and
5 twenty pounds ;
For purchase of Gasworks and for Gasworks purposes two
hundred thousand pounds ;
For Hospitals fifteen thousand pounds ;
And whereas the several works included in such estimates are
10 permanent works within the meaning of the two hundred and thirtyfourth
section of The Public Health Act 1875:
And whereas section one hundred and forty-two (Application
to be made to Parliament if additional powers necessary)
of " The Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 " is in force within
15 the borough and the Corporation have made the application for this
Act by Special Order in the manner by that .A.et defined :
And whereas plans and sections showing the lines situation
and levels of the works by this Act authorised and plans showing
the lands which may be acquired under the powers of this Act and
20 a book of reference to those plans containing the names of the owners
or reputed owners lessees or reputed lessees and of the occupiers
of and describing such lands have been deposited with the Clerk of
the Peace for the West Riding of the County of York and are in
this Act referred to as the deposited plans Rections and book of
25 reference :
MAY IT THEREFORE PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY
That it may be Enacted and be it Enacted by the Queen's Most
Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament
30 assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is to
say):-
1. This Act may be cited as The Huddersfield Watdrworks Shorttitle.
and Improvement Act 1876.
8 Tke Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
Incorporation 2. The followin0
CJ' Acts and parts of Acts (that is to say) of Actl.
The Lands Clauses Consolidation Acts 1845 1860 and 1869 :
The provisions of The Railways Clauses Consolidation Act
1845 with respect to the temporary occupation of lands
near the Railway during the construction thereof; 5
The Waterworks Clauses Act 1847 ( except the provisions
thereof with respect to the amount of profits to be
received by the undertakers when the Waterworks are
carried on for their benefit);
The Waterworks Clauses Act 1863 ;
The Ma~kets and Fairs Clauses Act 1847; and
The Gasworks Clauses Act 1847 ( except the prov1s10ns
thereof with respect to the amount of profits to be
received by the undertakers when the Gasworks are
10
carried on for their benefit); 15
as far as they are applicable for the purpose of and not varied by or
inconsistent with this Act are hereby incorporated with and form
part of this Act and The Gasworks Clauses Act 1871 shall (subject
to the provisions of this Act) apply to the existing Gas undertaking
of the Corporation as though it had been authorised by this 20
Act.
Former Acta 3. The Water Act of 1869 as amended and extended by the
and thil Act
to be con•traed Water Act of 1871 and both those Acts as amended and extended
together. by this Act and the provisions of this Act relating to Water shall be
construed and have effect together as one Act and the Improvement 25
Act of 1871 as amended and extended by this Act a:nd the provisions
of this Act other than such of them as relate to Water shall
be construed and have effect together as one Act.
Interpretation. 4. Subject to the provisions of this Act terms to which
meanings are assigned by enactments incorporated or to be construed 20
with this Act or which have therein special meanings have in this
Act and for the purposes of this Act the same respective meanings
Tlte Huddersfield Waterworks and improvement A.et 1876. 9
unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to
such construction and terms to which meanings are assigned by
this Act shall have the same respective meanings in all enactments
to be construed with this Act and for the purposes of this Act in
5 all enactments incorporated with this Act :-
The term "street" shall apply to and include any highway
and any public bridge (not being a county bridge) and
any road lane footway square court alley passage
whether a thoroughfare or not and the parts of any such
10 highway road bridge lane footway square court alley or
passage within the Borough whether made before or
after the commencement of the Improvement Act of
1871;
The terms "lands" and "premises" shall apply to and include
15 messuages buildings lands easements and hereditaments
of any tenure ;
20
The term " the Waterworks undertaking " shall mean the
Waterworks for the time being of the Corporation and
the lands and property held by .them for Waterworks
purposes;
'rhe term " the Gas undertaking " shall mean the Gasworks
for the time being of the Corporation and the lands and
property held by them for Gas purposes ;
The term " the Market undertaking " shall mean the cattle
25 and other markets and fairs for the time being of the
Corporation and the lands and property held by them
for market and fair purposes ;
And in construing the provisions of The Railways Clauses Consolidation
Act 1845 for the purposes of this Act and of The Water
30 Acts of 1A69 and 1871 the expressions "the Railway " " the centre
of the Railway" and "the work" shall respectively mean thPworks
and the boundaries of works by those Acts respectively
authorised and the limits prescribed by section thirty-two of The
Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 for the entry on land!!<
22 C
Effect of Act
as to Sir John
Ramsden.

10 '.l'he Hudderafield Waterworks and Improvement A.et 1876.
for temporary purposes shall so far as regards waste or unenclosed
lands from whioh clay is intended to be taken for the purposes of the
reservoirs be one mile and so far as regards lands for other purposes
be nve hundred yards instead of two hundred yards as in that
section mentioned. 5
5. The provisions and expressions of this Act mentioning or
relating to Sir John Ramsden shall he deemed to extend and apply
to and include not only the present baronet Sir J olm William
Ramsden his heirs and assigns but also the person or persons for
the time being in receipt of or entitled to the rents and profits of the 10
estates in the borough from time to time subject to the uses for the
time being subsisting of the will of Bir John Ramsden baronet
deceased or of any settlement or re-settlement thereof or of any Act
of Parliament relating to the same and the trustees and trustee for the
time being acting under such will settlement re-settlement or Act. 15
Sniogofrighta 6. Subiect to the express provisions of this Act nothing of Ion.I or lords tJ
~rn:~::.0
fi~ld in this Act contained shall extend to or be deemed construed or
and Almond- taken as in anywise extending to extinguish prejudice diminish
bury. affect or disturb or as authorising anything to be done or omitted
to be done so as to extinguish prejudice diminish affect or disturb 20
any right privilege franchise incorporeal hereditament or profit
belonging to the lord or lords of the manors of Huddersfield and
Almondbury respectively for the time being or belonging to the
person or persons for the time being in receipt of or entitled to the
rents and profits of the estates from time to time subject to the 25
subsisting uses of the will of Sir John Ramsden Baronet deceased
or of any settlement or re-settlement thereof or of any Act of
Parliament relating to the same or reserved or conferred by the
Act of Parliament passed in the seventh and eighth years of the
reign of King George the Fourth intituled "An Act for supplying 30
with Water the Town and Neighbourhood of Huddersfield in the
West Riding of the County of York " or by the Act of Parliament
passed in the eighth and ninth years of the reign of her present
Majesty intituled "An Act to alter enlarge and amend an Act for
supplying with Water the Town and Neighbourhood of Hudders- 35
field in the West Riding of the County of York " or by " The
Huddersfield Improvement Act 1848 '' or any of them but such
rights privileges incorporeal hereditaments and profits respectively
The Huddera.fteld WatertDO'l'hs and Improoement Act 1876. 11
subject as aforesaid shall remain continue and be used exercised
enjoyed and taken in the same manner in all respects as if this Act
had not been passed.
7. This Act except where otherwise expressed or implied shall Limit, ot Act.
5 apply exclusively to the Borough.
8. This Act shall be carried into execution by t.he Corporation Act to be
t . b th C il d d' h M • . al C . e:i:ecutcd by ac mg y e ounc an accor mg to t e ummp orporations CoUDCil.
Acts and the Improvement Act of 1871 as amended by this Act
respectively and with all the rights powers privileges exemptions and
10 authorities conferred by those Acts respectively on the Corporation
and on the Council and committees and sub-committees of the
Council and the officers agents and servants of the Corporation
with respect to matters provided for by or comprised in the beforementioned
Acts respectively and as nearly as may be in all respects
15 as if the powers duties exemptions and property vested in imposed
on or enjoyed by the Corporation by or under this Act were ve8ted
in imposed on or enjoyed by them by or under those Acts respectively.

9. The Corporation may abandon the enlargement of the Abandonment
pf enlargement
20 Wessenden Reservoir authorised by the Water Act of 1871. ofWesaenden
Reae"oir.
10. The abandonment by the Corporation under the authority Compensation • • • • tor dama~ to of this Act of any portion of any works shall not pre3ud1ce or land by entry
_a, h . f . f 1 d . &c. for pur- iUJ.eCt t e right O the owner or occupier O any an to receive po•e1 of works
compensation for any damage occasioned by the entry of the aband0ned.
25 Corporation on such land for the purpose of sUl'Veying and taking
levels or probing or boring to ascertain the nature of the _soil or
setting oui of the works and shall not prejudice or affect the
right of the owner or occupier of any land which may have been
temporarily occupied by the Corporation to receive compensation
30 for such temporary occupation or for any loss damage or injury
which may have been sustained by such owner or occupier by
reason thereof or of the exercise as regards such land of any of the
powers contained in The Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845
or the Water Act of 1871.
Comptnaation
to be made in
respect of
works abandoned.

Power to
make Waterworks
&c.
12 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
11. Where before the passing of this Act any contract may
have been entered into or ·notice given by the Corporation for the·
purchasing of any land for the purposes of or in relation to any
portions of the works authorised to be abandoned by this Act the
Corporation shall if they abandon the enlargement of the Wes- a
senden Reservoir be released from all liability to purchase or to
complete the purchase of any such lands but notwithstanding full
compensation shall be made by the Corporation to the owners and
occupiers or other persons interested in such lands for all injury or
damage sustained by them respectively by reason of the purchase 10
not being completed· pursuant to the contract or notice and the
amount and application of the compensation shall be determined in
manner provided hy the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 as
amended by any subsequent Act for determining the amount and
application of compensation paid for lands taken under the pro- 15
visions thereof.
12. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Corporation may
make and maintain in the lines or situations and according to the
levels shown on the deposited plans and sections the reservoirs
catchwater drain or conduit roads alterations deviations diversions 20
and other works shown on the deposited plans among which are
comprised the following works wholly in the West Riding of the
County of York (that is to say) ;
(A) A storage reservoir (hereinafter called the Wessenden
Head Reservoir) with all necessary works in connection 25
therewith to be wholly in the township of M·arsden-inAlmondbury
in the parish of Almondbury and to be
constructed by means of an embankment to be situate
across the W essenden Brook above the existing Wessenden
Reservoir ; 30
(B) A oatchwater drain or conduit with all necessary works
in connection therewith to be wholly situate in the said
township of Marsden-in-Almondbury to commence in
Shiny Brook and to terminate in the W essenden Head
Reservoir ; 35
The Huddersfield Waterworks and lmprovement Act 1876. 13
(c) A communication road wholly within the said township
of Marsden - in - Almondbury from the Meltham and
W essenden Head Road to the W essenden Head
Reservoir;
5 (n) A communication road wholly within the said township
of Marsden-in-Almondbury to commence by a
junction with the occupation road leading from Binn
Lane to the foot of the embankment of the existing
W essenden Reserl"oir and to terminate at or near
10 the north end of the embankment of the existing
W essenden Reservoir ;
(E) A communication road to be wholly within the township
of Meltham in the parish of Almondbury from the
Black Moor and Deer Hill End Road to the Deer Hill
15 Bents Road;
Together with all cuttings embankments bridges dams sluices byewashes
weirs gauges conduits adits tunnels engines apparatus
approaches works and conveniences in connection with the said
intended works or any of them or which may be convenient or
20 necessary for. collecting impounding and delivering such of the
streams springs and Waters now authorised to be collected and
impounded in and delivered out of the said existing W essenden
Reservoir as may be collected -or impounded in or by means of
the works aforesaid or any of them : And the Corporation may
25 divert into and collect and impound in the W essenden Head
Reservoir hereby authorised such of the Waters now flowing into
the ,v essenden Reservoir as can be intercepted by the W essenden ·
Head Reservoir and the said conduit : Provided that the Corporation
shall not construct the foregoing works (A) (B) and (c) unless they
30 abandon the enlargement of the f'xisting W essenden Reservoir.
13. The Corporation so soon as they shall have completed the l'ower to atop
before-mentioned communication road (n) may stop up so much of ie::!~C:.
the occupation road in the said township of Marsden-in-Almond- ::.:~;:::,
bury leading from Binn Lane to the foot of the embankment_ of the new road.
35 existing W essenden Reservoir as is situate to the south-east of the
point of commencement of that communication road and thereupon
22 D
Limits of
lateral and
vertical
deviation.
Period for
completion of
works.
14 The Huddersfield Waterworks and lmp1·ovement Act 1876.
all rights of way thereover shall be extinguished and the soil
thereof shall vest in the Corporation if and so far as they are the
owners of the adjoining lands.
14. In the construction of the Waterworks and roads and
other works connected therewith respectively and authorised by 5
this Act the Corporation may deviate laterally from the lines
thereof as shown on the deposited pl~s to the extent of the
limits of lateral deviation indicated thereon and beyond those
limits with the consent of the persons through whose lands any
such deviation is proposed to be made and when in any road no 10
such limits are shown the boundaries of such road shall be deemed
to be such limits and they may deviate vertically from the levels
shown on the deposited sections in the case of the W essenden'
Head Reservoir and Conduit to any extent not exceeding five
feet upwards or seven feet downwards and in the case of the said 15
roads and other works to any extent not exceeding three feet
upwards or three feet downwards Provided that the Corporation
shall not under the powers of lateral deviation construct the
embankment of the W essenden Head Reservoir so that the extreme
height of such embankment above the bottom of the W essenden 20
Brook at the point where such embankment will be. carried across
that brook shall be more than five feet greater than the extreme
height of that embankment above the bottom of the said brook as
shown on the deposited sections Provided also that if the embankm~nt
be constructed of any greater height than shown on the 25
deposited sections its thickness shall also be proportionately
increased beyond that shown on such sections.
15. If the WaterworkR shown on the deposited plans and
authorised by this Act are not completed within fifteen years from
the passing of this Act then on the expiration of that period the 30
powers by this Act granted to the Corporation for executing any
work not so completed or in relation thereto shall cease to be
exercised except as to any part thereof then completed but nothing
in this section shall restrict the Corporation from extending
enlarging altering or removing any of their engines machinery 35
mains or pipes or improving their supply of Water at any time and
from time to time as occasion requires.
The Huddersfield Waterworks atid Improvement Act 1876. 15
16. The Wessenden Head Reservoir hereby authorised to be con- New reservoir
b · 11 d d" dd hll to bein •ub- structed and the Water to e therem co ecte an 1mpoun e s a 11titution for
be deemed for all purposes in substitution for and equivalent to ::1
~~:;:~
the enlargement of the existing W essenden Reservoir authorised Reaervoir.
5 by the Water Act of 1871 and for the Water which could or might
have been collected and impounded thereby And Section 68 of the
London and North Western Railway (New Lines and Additional
Powers) Act 1875 shall be read and construed accordingly.
17. If within three months after the. passing of this Act the ror a.scer!ain1ng
capacity of
10 W essenden Commissioners give notice in writing to the Corporation new resenoir.
that in the opinion of the W essenden Commissioners the W essenden
Head Reservoir hereby authorised is of less capacity than the intended
enlargement of the W essenden Reservoir the matter shall be referred
to the arbitration and award of a competent and impartial hydraulic
15 engineer to be appointed, by the Chairman of the Court of Quarter
Sessions for the said West Riding by writing under his hand upon
the application of either the W essenden Commissioners or the Corporation
and the Corporation shall bear and pay the expense of such
determination and award and of the proceedings preliminary
20 thereto and consequent thereon including the remuneration of such
engineer and such engineer shall if he find that the W essenden
Head Reservoir would be of less capacity than the said enlargement
in and by his said Award direct what increase should be made
in the capacity thereof and thereupon the Corporation shall make
25 such increase and shall apply for such (if any) further powers as
may be requisite to enable them so to do.
18. The outlet pipe of the W essenden Head Reservoir Drawing of
Water from
shall unless otherwise agreed between the Corporation and the new reaer.oir.
W essenden Commissioners be of the same internal diameter as the
30 outlet pipe of the W essenden Reservoir as existing at the passing
of this Act. The W essenden Commissioners ~hall have full control
of the drawings of Water from the W essenden Head Reservoir
and for such purpose shall have at all times free and uninterrupted
access by their officers and workmen and otherwise to
35 the W essenden Head Reservoir and works connected therewith.

For the protection
ot the
Wenenden
Commi1-
1ioner1.
l6 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
19. For the protection of the W essenden Commissioners (in
this section called "the Commissioners") the following provisions
shall have effect (that is to say) :-
(1) The Corporation shall on the passing of this Act pay to
the Commissioners the sum of two hundred and sixty- 5
three pounds three shillings and eight pence being the
amount expended 'by them in respect of rates taxes
engineering salaries law charges and other outgoings in
relation to the maintenance of the W essenden Reservoir
and works up to the twenty-eighth day of July one lO
thousand eight hundred and seventy-five under the
provisions of the W essenden Act and all further rates
taxes charges and outgoings as afore said incurred by
them from that date up to the passing of this Act;
(2) The Corporation shall pay all future rates taxes and 15
assessments whatsoever leviable on or incurred by the
Commissioners under and for the purposes of the Wessenden
Act as amended by the Water Act of 1871 and
shall also until they the Corporation themselves assume
the engineering superintendence and maintenance of 20
the W essenden Reservoir and W essenden Head Reservoir
and works in connection therewith respectively pay
and discharge the salary of the engineer employed by
the Commissioners in relation thereto and also all
charges and outgoings incurred by the Commissioners 25
in relation to such engineering superintendence and
maintenance ;
(3) Section 18 (Access to Wessenden Reservoir) of the Act
of 1871 shall notwithstanding the abandonment by this
Act authorised of the enlargement of the W essenden 30
Reservoir continue in force and be applicable to the
execution by the Corporation of any works of repair
maintenance improvement or protection of the Wessenden
reservoir which they may from time to · time
think proper to execute including (but not until after 35
the completion of the W essenden Head Reservoir and
works connected therewith) the construction at or near
5
10
15
20
Tlie Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876. 17
the northern end of the embankmP-nt of the W essenden
Reservoir of a new byewash in addition to or substitution
for the existing bye-wash at the southern end
of the said embankment and on the same level
and also the construction of one or more conduits or
aqueducts either across such embankment or across and
along the W essenden Valley below so as by means ot
such byewash and conduits or aqueducts and works and
of an extension of the authorised catchwater drain
of the Corporation from Binn House to the said
reservoir to take use and appropriate the overflow water
(if any) from the Wessenden Reservoir and also all the
springs streams and waters of the Great Dyke Springs
and of the Blake Clough and Blakeley Clough and of
the northern side of the W essenden Valley above the
level of such extension of the said catch water drain and to
convey such waters to the Black Moor Foot Reservoir of
the Corporation or to their district of supply if they shall
think proper so to do instead of intercepting and impounding
the same along with the other waters authorised
to be taken by the Corporation in the Lower
W essenden Reservoirs authorised by the Water Act of
1871;
(4) The Corporation shall pay the Commissioners the sum
25 of twenty-five pounds per annum in lieu of the sum of
fifteen pounds per annum mentioned in Section 17 of the
Water Act of 1871 and such payment shall commence
on the first day of January one thousand eight hundred
and seventy-six instead of on the first day of January
30 after the enlarging of the W essenden Reservoir ;
35
(5) The estate right and interest in the land to be acquired
for the construction of the W essenden Head Reservoir
and works connected therewith by this Act authorised
(such estate right and interest not being less than a
perpetual easement or right of constructing maintaining
and working the said reservoir and works) shall
at the cost of the Corporation be conveyed to the Commissioners
;
22 E
18 The Huddersfield Watertcorks <md Improvement Act 1876.
· ( 6) The W essenden Head Reservoir and the works connected
therewith by this Act authorised shall be maintained
and the catchwater drain by this Act authorised for
intercepting and diverting certain waters into the said
W essenden Head Reservoir shall be cleansed and kept 5
free from obstructions by and at the expense of the
Corporation ;
(7) The period during which the Corporation may take use
and appropriate the waters referred to in Section 10
of the Water Act of 1871 is hereby extended to the 10
twenty-fifth day of May one thousand eight hundred
and seventy-eight (but not longer except with the
consent of the Commissioners) under and according to
the terms and conditions mentioned in that section
except the payment of the interest on so much of the 15
mortgage debt of "the Commissioners as shall have been
extinguished or taken as a liability by the Corporation
provided that in construing that section the construction
of the W essenden Head Reservoir and works shall be
substituted for the enlargement of the W essenden 20
Reservoir therein mentioned ;
(8) Section 18 (Access to Wessenden Reservoir) section 19
( Cleansing of reservoir) section 20 ( Corporation to be
liable for accidents &c.) and section 27 (Compensation
for damages) of the Water Act of 1871 shall extend and 25
apply mutatis mutandis to the W essenden Head Reservoir
and works conm~cted therewith by this Act authorised;
(9) The Commissioners and the Corporation may from
time to time enter into and carry into effect any agreement
for varying the works to be constructed under the 30
powers of this section ;
(10) The reasonable costs charges and expenses of the
Commissioners preliminary to and of and incidental to
the application for and the passing of this Act shall be
paid by the Corporation ; 35
Tke Huddersfield Waterworka and Improvement A.et 1876. 19
(11) If any difference arise between the Commissioners and
the Corporation touching this section or anything to
be 'done or not to be done or any moneys to be paid
thereunder such difference shall be det(ll'IllID.ed by an
5 arbitrator to be mutually agreed on or in default of
agreement to be appointed on the application of either
party by t.he Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions
of the said West Riding by writing under his hand and
the reasonable costs of and incidental to the arbitration
10 shall be paid by the Corporation.
20. The limits within which the Corporation may supply ~:s:~nlionof
Water shall extend to and include in addition to the parishes town- ~:~1/:~
ships and places mentioned in the Water Act of 1869 and the Water.
"rater Act of 1871 the following townships and parts of townships
15 and places in the West Riding of the county of York that is to
say the township of Lepton in the parish of Kirkheaton the
township of Kirkburton in the parish of Kirkburton the township
of Farnley Tyas in the parish of Almondbury so much of the township
of Honley in the said parish of Almondbury as lies between its
20 western boundary and a line commencing at such boundary in Magbrook
about two hundred yards to the east of Cocking-steps Bridge
and thence proceeding southwards in a straight line to the junction
of Chandler Lane with the occupation road leading from Field
House to Hassocks thence along Chandler Lane to its junction with
25 Meltham Gate thence along Meltham Gate to its junction with
Wood Nook Road thence along Wood Nook Road to Wood Nook
and Cote and thence along the occupation road from Cote to the
southern boundary of the said township of Honley about one hundred
yards to the east of the eastern end of Brooks Reservoir and so
30 much of the township of Fixby in the parish of Halifax as lies to
the south-east of a straight line drawn from the extreme northwestern
boundary of the said Borough at Cue Hill (Lindley) to the
centre of the bridge which carries Shepherd Thorn Lane across the
stream forming the "'Borough boundary at Throstle Nest (Bradley)
35 and the Corporation for the purposes of such supply shall have and
may exercise all the powers rights privileges and authorities
they now have or may exercise within the limits of the said Water
Acts under the powers of those Acts as amended by this Act.
20 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Impro'Dement A.et 1876.
For protection 21. In laying down and maintaining any mains or pipes or in
of London t' k • fli • h K' kb and North . execu mg any wor s across or m any way a ectmg t e 1r urton
!;~:P:;~; Branch Railway of the London and North Western Railway ComKirkburton
f h b "d h k h f 1 Branch. pany or any o t e r1 ges or ot er wor s t ereo or any ands or
Power to make
new streets
and improvements.

property belonging to or used or occupied by that Company the 6
same shall be done in all things at the expense of the Corporation
and under the superintendence and to the reasonable satisfaction of
the engineer of that Company and according to plans to be reasonably
approved by him before any such works are commenced and
such works shall be effected and maintained so as not to cause any 10
injury to the said Railway or works lands or property anu so that
the traffic upon the said Railway or at any station thereof shall not be
in anywise impeded or interfered with and if by reason of any of the
works acts or operations aforesaid or of the failure of any of the
said mains pipes or other works the said Railway or any of the 15
works connected therewith or the said lands or property shall be
damaged or injured or the traffic impeded the Corporation shall
make full compensation to th~- Company for any loss or expense
occasioned thereby.
22. Subject to the provisions of this Act and to the powers of 20
deviation hereby given the Corporation may if they think fit in the
lines and situation and upon the lands in that behalf delineated on
the deposited plans and described in the book of reference and
according to the levels in that behalf shown on the deposited sections
make and maintain the new streets street improvements and 25
works and do the things following wholly within the Borough _
(that is to say) :
No. 1. John William Street Improvement.-The widening
and improving of John William Street_ on the east side
thereof from the north-west corner of the stables and 30
premises known as the George Hotel stables belonging
or reputed to belong to Sir John William Ramsden
baronet and occupied by the George Hotel Company
Limited and Maria Pagdin to its Junction with
Fountain Street and Viaduct Street near the viaduct 35
of the London and North Western Railway Company ;
5
The Huddersfield Wate1·works and Improvement Act 1876. 21
No. 2. Lord Street Extension northwards. - A new street
being a continuation of Lord Street northwards commencing
on the north side of Brook Street opposite to
the north end of Lord Street and crossing the street
called. Fountain Street and terminating by a junction
with Fitzwilliam Street on the south side thereof at a
point about ninety yards westward of its junction with
N orthgate and Bradford Road ;
No. 3. Greenhead Road Improvement. -The widening and
10 improving of Greenhead Road on the southern side
thereof commencing at the southern side of the entrance
gate to the Vicarage House and grounds belonging or
reputed to belong to and occupied by the Reverend
William Bainbridge Calvert Vicar of Huddersfield
15 abutting on such ro?,d and terminating at or near the
north-west corner of the kitchen garden of and in rear
of such vicarage ;
Also the widening and improving of Greenhead Road
aforesaid on the northern side thereof commencing at
20 the south-west corner of the occupation road situate in
thP- rear of and adjoining to property belonging or reputed
to belong to John Brook and in the occupation
of the said John Brook and others and terminating in
West Parade at ~ point about nine yards eastwards of
25 the north-east corner of the dwelling house occupied
by the said John Brook ;
No. 4. Back Buxton Road Improvement.-The widening
and improving of Back Buxton Road on the western
side thereof commencing at its junction with Ramsden
30 Street and terminating at its junction with Princess
Street;
No. 5. Claremont Street Improvement.--A new street being
a continuation of Claremont Street northwards in its
present line commencing on the north side of the street
35 called Bath Buildings opposite to the northern end of
Claremont Street and crossing Brunswick Place and
terminating by a junction with the newly set out street
called Cambridge Road;
22 F
22 TAe Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
No. 6. Lord Street Extension southwards.-A new street
being a continuation of Lord Street southwards commencing
on the south side of Kirkgate opposite the
south end of Lord Street and terminating by a junction
with King Street on the north side thereof opposite the 5
north end of Zetland Street ;
No. 7. N orthgate Kirkgate Rosemary Lane and Denton
Lane Improvements.-A new street being a continuation
of N orthgate southwards commencing on the south side
of Beast Market opposite the south end of N orthgate and 10
terminating by a junction with Rosemary Lune on the
north side thereof the centre line of the said new street
at its termination being twenty-one yards or thereabouts
westward of the south-west corner of Silk Street and
in connection with this improvement the stopping up 15
and appropriating the site of Silk Street ;
The widening and improving of Kirkgate on both sides
thereof commencing as to the east side at the south-west
corner of Boulder Yard and terminating on the south
side of Rosemary Lane at a point sixty-four yards or there- 20
abouts westward of the south-east corner thereof and
commencing as to the western side thereof at the northeast
corner of the warehouse belonging or reputed to
belong to and in the occupation of Joseph Taylor and
Sons and terminating on the east side of the intended 25
new street in continuation of Lord Street southwards
at a point therein ten yards or thereabouts southwards
of the north-west comer of the carriage warehouse
belonging or reputed to belong to Sir John
William Ramsden baronet and occupied by Eleanor 30
Bottomley;
The widening and improving of Rosemary Lane on
the north side thereof commencing at a point thirtyone
yards or thereabouts westward of the north-east
corner thereof and terminating at its junction with the 35
intended new street in continuation of Northgate southwards;

The Huddersfield Waterworks <md Improvement A.et 1876. 23
The widening and improving of Denton Lane on
both sides thereof commencing as to the north side at
a point twenty-five yards or thereabouts westward of
the north-east corner thereof and terminating at its
5 junction with the said proposed widening of Kirkgate
on the east side thereof and commencing as to the
south side at a point forty-four yards or thereabouts
westward of the south-east comer thereof and ter- . minating at its junction with the said proposed widening
10 of Kirkgate on the east side thereof :
No. 8. New Street at Highfields.-A new street commencing
by a junction with Cemetery Road at the east corner
of the Huddersfield Cemetery and terminating by a
junction with Blacker Lane at the north corner of the
15 said cemetery ;
No. 9. Saint John's Road Extension and Bay Hall Lane
Improvement.-A new street being a continuation of
Saint John's Road in a north-westerly direction commencing
at the junction of Saint John's Road with
20 Willow Lane near Saint John's Church and terminating
by a junction with Bay Hall Lane at a point about
five chains south-eastward of its junction with Blacker
Lane;
Also the widening and improving of Bay Hall Lane
25 on the south-west side thereof from the junction of the
said last-mentioned intended new street with Bay Hall
Lane to Blacker Lane ;
No. 10. School Lane (Paddock) Improvement.-The widening
and improving of School Lane (Paddock) on the30
west side thereof commencing at its junction with
Market Street and terminating at its junction with
New Street;
A new street in continuation of School Lane as so
widened to commence at its junction with New Street
35 and to terminate by a junotion with a newly set out
street in continuation westerly of Allen Row;
24 The Huddenlfleld Waterworks and Impro1Jement Act 1876.
No. 11. Allen Row (Paddock) lmprovement.-The widenin~
and improving of Allen Row Paddock on the north-east
side thereof commencing at its junction with East
Street and terminating at a point eight yards or thereabouts
westward of the south-western angle of the 5
westernmost house in Allen Row;
No. 12. Westgate (Lindley) Improvement.-The widening
and improving of Westgate (Lindley) on the south side
thereof commencing at its junction with Lidget Lane,
and thence extending-for a distance of one hundred and 10
forty-five yards or thereabouts in a WP-sterly direction
towards Cowrakes ;
No. 13. New Hey Road (Marsh) Improvement. -The
widening and improving of New Hey 'Road and its
junction with Gledholt Lan~ commencing on the east 15
side of Gledholt Lane at a point about ten yards westward
of the north corner of the Junction Inn and
terminating in New Hey Road at the north-west corner
Pitt's W o(\d ;
The widening and improving of New Hey Road on 20
the north side thereof commencing at its junction with
Blackei: Lane and extending in a westerly direction for
a distance of fourteen yards or thereabouts;
No. 14. Park Road West (Lockwood) Improvement.-The
widening and improving of a road now called Park Road 25
West but formerly known as, Far Moor on the southwest
side thereof commencing at the north-east corner
of the forecourt or yard of the Wesleyan Methodist
Chapel and terminating at the north-west boundary of
the property belonging or reputed to belong to 30
William Senior and now in the occupation of Joseph
Hepworth;
No. 15. King's Mill Lane Improvement.-The widening and
improving of King's Mill Lane on the east side thereof
commencing at its junction with Wakefield Road and 35
terminating at a point thirty yards or thereabouts south
of such junction ;
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvern,ent Act 1876. 25
No. 16. Berry llrow Improvement.-The widening and
improving of Waingate Berry Brow on both sides
thereof commencing at a point about thirty yards from
its junction with the Huddersfield and Woodhead tum5
pike road and terminating at its junction with Town
Gate and Rock Chapel_ Road respectively ;
Also the widening and improving of the said street
called Town Gate on both sides thereof commencing at
its junction with W aingate aforesaid and terminating at
10 the western_boundary of the land of the Lancashire and
Yorkshire Railway Company;
No. 17. Saint Thomas's Road (Deadwaters) Improvement
and Extension._ -The widening and improving on both
sides thereof of the existing street called.Saint Thomas's
15 Road commencing at a point about thirty-two yards
westward of its junction with Folly Hall and terminating
at its junction with ·Hope Street;
A new street being a continuation of Saint Thomas's Road
commencing at the aforesaid junction with Hope Street
20 thence passing through lands of or reputed to belong
to Sir John William Ramsden baronet called Deadwaters
and terminating by a junction with the Wakefi.eld
and Austerlands Turnpike Road at the southern
end of Longroyd Bridge ;
25 In connection with such last-mentioned new street
the widening and improving of Longroyd Bridge and its
· southern approach on the east side thereof respectively
from the centre of such bridge to the junction of the
said intended new street with the said turnpike road;
30 Together with all necessary approaches retaining walls piers abutments
embankments arches goits culverts roadways pavements
footways sewers drains conveniences and works in connection with
the foregoing works or any of them.
28. 'rhe provisions of the following sections of the Improve35
ment Act of 1871 ( that is to say) :
Section seventeen (Alteration of level of pavements &c.);
22 G
Extension of
certain powers
of Impro•ement
Act of
1871 to ne1r
•treeta &c.
Extinction of
r1ghl1 of way
over Silk
Street &c.
:-treets disused
vested m Corporation
for
,ale.
Elevation of
baildings
fronting street,;
to be u Corporation

approve.
26 The Huddersfield W atenoorks and Improveme·nt Act 1876.
Section eighteen (Streets may be stopped for temporary
purposes);
Section eighty-five (Power to make minor works connected
with streets &c.) ;
Section eighty-six (Alteration of sewers gas and Water 5
pipes);
Section eighty-eight (Agreements with Sir John Ramsden
for streets) ;
Section ninety-six (Power to deviate from levels &c.) and
section ninety-seven (Time for completion of works); 10
shall ext.end and apply mutatis mutandis to the new streets street
improvements and works by this Act authorised.
24. On the execution by the Corporation of Work No. 7
N orthgate Kirkgate Rosemary Lane and Denton Lane Improvements
all rights of way over and all liability to repair the street 15
called Silk Street shall thereupon be absolutely extinguished and
the soil thereof shall vest in and belong to the Corporation as part
of their corporate estates and where under this Act the Corporation
stop up any street temporarily all rights of way over the street
shall be suspended until they re-open the street. 20
25. Where any street or ground abutting on any street and
dedicated to public use or open to the passage of the public
becomes in consequence of the execution by the Corporation of
any of the new streets or street improvements shown on the depo- .
sited plans and authorised by this Act no longer required for public 25
use or for approach to any property adjoining the same the same
is hereby vested in the Corporation freed and discharged from the
public use thereof: Provided That if any land be injuriously affected
by such street or ground being so vested in the Corporation they
shall make to the owner and occupier of such land compensation 30
therefor.
26. All buildings from time to time erected in such part of
any street shown on the deposited plans as shall have been made
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Impr{jf)ement .A.et 1876. 27
widened extended or improved under the powers of this Act and
every building any external wall of which fronting to or towards
such part of such street shall be altered to the extent of one-half of
such wall shall be erected or altered in such line to the street and
5 in . accordance with such elevation fronting to or towards the
street as the Corporation appoint or approve and if the owner
lessee or occupier of any building which on the making of any
such new street or on the widening extend.ing. or improving of
any srch street acquires a frontage to the street make any door
10 or entrance opening upon or communicating with the street or
any wall or fence by the side of the street every such owner lessee
or occupier shall make the building wall or fence in a line and the
elevation thereof fronting to or towards the street in accordance
with a plan approved by the Corporation.
15 The Corporation shall pay or tender compensation to the owner
and lessee of any building for any loss or damage he may suffer by
reason of the setting back or bringing forward of such building the
amount of such compensation in case of dispute to be determined in
manner provided by section three hundred and eighty-seven of the
20 Improvement Act of 1871.
27. The limits within which the Corporation may supply Gas !~~:~1iu
shall extend to and include in addition to the parishes townships supply.
and places within the limits of the Gas Act of 1861 so much of the
ha111let of Bradley in the said township and parish of Huddersfield
25 as lies beyond three miles from the market cross in the Borough
and also so much of the township of Fixby in the parish of
Halifax in the said West Riding of the county of York as lies to
the south-east of a straight line drawn from the extreme northwestern
boundary of the Borough at Cue Hill (Lindley) to the
30 centre of the bridge which carries Shepherd Thorn Lane across
the stream forming the Borough boundary at Throstle Nest
(Bradley) and the Corporation within such extended limits may
exercise and enjoy all the rights powers privileges and authorities
which they may exercise and enjoy within the limits of the Gas
35 Act of 1861 under the powers of that Act as amended or extended
by this Act.
28. For the purposes of the application of The Gasworks Forapplicatioo
Clauses Act 1871 to the Gas undertaking of the Corporation the ~faf:~~~~ 'c;~~
following provisions shall have effect namely · works Clau£e• " Act 1871.
Pressure of
Gu.
Rqister or meter to be
primi. !acie
evidtoce.
28 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
This Act shall be deemed the Special Act :
The land on which alone the Corporation shall manufacture
Gas or any residual products shall be the lands now
belonging or reputed to belong to the Corporation
and described in Part I. of the First Schedule to this Act 5
and the lands to be acquired by the Corporation for that
purpose which are delineated on the deposited plans
and described in Part II. of that Schedule;
The number of sperm candles shall be fourteen ;
The testing-place shall be the existing testing-place at 10
the Gasworks of the Corporation situate in Leeds Road
in the Borough ;
The burner shall be an argand fifteen hole burner and a
seven inch chimney or other burner and chimney
capable of consuming five cubic feet of Gas an hour 15
and approved for the purpose by the Board of Trade.
29. All Gas supplied by the Corporation to any consumer of
Gas shall be supplied at such pressure as to balance a column of
water from midnight to sunset not less than six-tenths of an inch
and from sunset to midnight not less than eight-tenths of an inch 20
in height at the main as near as may· be to the junction therewith
of the service-pipe supplying such consumer and any Gas Examiner
appointed under The Gasworks Clauses Act 1871 may subject to the
terms of bis appointment from time to time test the pressure at
which the gas is supplied and may for that purpose open any stl-eet 25
road passage or place vested in or under the control of any local or
road authority and the provisions of The Gasworks Clauses Act
1871 with reference to testing of Gas and to penalties shall mutatis
mutandis apply to such testing of pressure and two hours' previous
notice shall be given to the Corporation of the _time and place at 30
which such testing shall be conducted.
30. The register of the meter shall be primA. facie evidence of
the quantity of Gas consumed by any customer supplied with Gas
by the Corporation and in respect of which any sum of money is
The Huddersfield Waterworks an,d Improvement Act 1876. 29
charged and sought to be recovered by the Corporation and shall
be conclusive evidence of such quantity unless it be proved to the
satisfaction of the Court in which such proceedings are taken that
the indications of such meter have been falsely taken or that such
5 meter is by practical testing by competent persons found defective
and registering in excess.
31. Section fifty-seven (sums undisputed may be recovered by ~epeal ofleotion
fifty· •ena
distress) of The Gas Act of 1861 is hereby repealed. otGaa Actor
1861.
32. Section forty-three (limiting the price of Gas) of the Gas ~;:::;Gu.
10 Act of 1861 is hereby repealed as from the thirty-first day of !:::::,1;;_~~
December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six and ;~~~•Actor
from and after that date the price to be charged by the Corporation
for Gas supplied by them to persons who shall consume
the same by meter shall not exceed four shillings and sixpence per
15 one thousand cubic feet.
33. Notice in writing shall be given to the Corporation by Gu_conaumers
Ga b ~ h h ll . . 1. d to give no11ce every S consumer e1ore e S a qmt any premises supp 10 to Corporation
wit • h G b h C . d b h . b k before remov• as y t e orporat10n an y t e trustee m an ruptcy Ing.
of every such consumer who shall become bankrupt immediate]y
20 after his appointment and in default of such notice the consumer
so quitting or the estate of the bankrupt whose trustee shall
make such default as the case may be shall be liable to pay tv
the Corporation the moneys accruing due in respect of such
supply up to_ the next usual . period for ascertaining the register
25 of the meter in such premises.
34. As soon as the debts and liabilities ( if any) of the Hud- Hudder,field
Gu Company
dersfi.eld Gas Company the Mold Green Gas Light Company &c. di11otnd.
(Limited) and the Berry Brow Water Supply Company (Limited)
respectively have been paid and satisfied and their assets distributed
30 and their affairs wound up those Companies respectively shall be by
virtue of this Act dissolved.
35. If at any time after the passing of this Act claim is ~:;~~:tig,~ to
lawfully made for any debt rent rate charge or sum of money Company'•. • • debts unpa·d.
which at the time of the passing of this Act is due or owmg
35 from the said Companies respectively but is not paid or discharged
by them the Corporation shall satisfy such claim.
22 H
Pending
actiona &c.
againat
Companie••
Calll!e• of
action, &c.
againat Companin.

Marlr.eta not to
be held ucept
by Corporation
or their licen•

Power to
coa•truct
market• &c.
30 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Impr01Jemen.t Act 1876.
36. If at the time of the passing of this Act any action suit
or proceeding is pending against the said Companies respectively
the same shall not abate or be discontinued by reason of the passing
of this Act or of anything in this Act but the same may be
continued and prosecuted against the Corporation as and when it 5
might have been continued and prosecuted against such Company
if this Act had not been passed but not further or otherwise.
37. If at the time of the passing of this Act any cause of
action suit or proceeding is existing against the said Companies
respectively the same shall not he in anywise prejudicially affected 10
by the passing of this Act or by anything in this Act but the same
may be enforced against the Corporation as and when it might
have been enforced against such Company if this Act had not been
passed but not further or otherwise.
38. If any person shall without the licence of the Corporation 15
on any land belonging or reputed to belong to or occupied by
him in any part of the Borough hold or permit to he held any
cattle or other market or fair or permit any stall pen booth show
circus or exhibition to be placed he shall be liable to a penalty not
exceeding fifty pounds and to a further penalty not exceeding ten 20
pounds for every day during which such offence shall continue
after twenty-four hours' notice in writing from the Corporation to
remove or discontinue the same.
39. The Corporation may construct and maintain the following
cattle and other markets and fairs slaughter-houses and works and 25
on the following lands or on some part or parts thereof respectively
(that is to say) :
On the lands delineated on the deposited plans and described
in the deposited book of reference and in Part
Ill. of the First Schedule to this Act a covered market 30
or markets and may for the purposes aforesaid in accordance
with the deposited plans arch over or otherwise
cover such part of the street called Shambles Lane as is
situate within the limits of the lands to be acquired by
the Corporation under the powers of this Act ; 35
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement A.et 1876. 31
On the lands delineated on the deposited plans and described
in the deposited book of reference and in Part
IV. of the First Schedule to this Act a cattle market
and fair ground and slaughter-houses ;
5 . All necessary buildings works approaches and conveniences
connected with the several foregoing worksr/4 any or
either of them.
40. With respect to cattle and other markets and fairs and Pow~r to d contmne an
the providing of cattle markets weighing-houses and slaughter- establish cattle and other mar10
houses the Corporation shall have the following powers (namely) ketad •1andfhain an I ug ter(1)
They shall have and may exercise all the rights powers
and authorities which were vested in them at the passing
of this Act;
(2) They may provide cattle markets with offices approaches
15 works and conveniences and may from time to time after
the completion of any such cattle market establish and
hold cattle markets and cattle fairs ;
(3) They may continue and from time to time appoint and
provide market places and market houses for the sale of
20 marketable articles and places for fairs with offices
approaches and conveniences ;
(4) They may continue the markets and fairs held at the
commencement of this Act and may from time to time
alter the days on which and the places at which the
25 same respectively are or may be held and may establish
and hold new markets and cattle fairs ;
(5) 'l'hey may provide and keep weighing-houses or places
weights and measures scales and machines for weighing
or measuring articles and weighing carts and may
30 appoint and keep persons to attend to such weighing or
measurmg;
(6) They may from time to time provide slaughter-houses
with fittings and conveniences ;
(7) They may demand and receive tolls stallages and rents
35 (not exceeding the tolls stallages and rents specified in
bouaea.
Limita of
marketaand
fain.
32 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement A.et 1876.
the Second Schedule to this Act) from persons selling
or offering or exposing for sale cattle or articles in any
markets or fairs in the Borough or using the buHdings or
conveniences in the markets or fairs or frequenting the
markets or fairs or using the weighing-house or places 5
weights measures scales or machines in the markets or
fairs or using the slaughter-houses;
(8) They may alter or discontinue any cattle or other market
or fair and enlarge improve alter or remove any marketplace
or market house or any place for cattle or other 10
markets or fairs or any approach work or convenience
or any weighing-house or place or any slaughter-house.
41. The limits of the markets and fairs of the Corporation
shall be the same as the limits of the Borough.
Penalty on 42. And whereas there are contained in the building leases 15 ::i=: :::!t granted by Sir John Ramsden and his predecessors or the .owners
::t~ ~n h:=•_ or trustees for the time being of the Ramsden Estate in the borough
den atate. of Huddersfield covenants prohibiting the lessees from using the
said demised premises or any part thereof except with the licence
and consent in writing of the lessor or reversioner his heirs or 20
assigns of the demised premises or any part thereof as a place for
exposing to sale any :flesh or butcher's meat on any market day to
be held in Huddersfield aforesaid and it was agreed on the said sale
of the said markets and fairs to the Corporation that the benefit of
the said covenants should belong to the Corporation and provisions 25
for enforcing the same should be made Therefore for the period
of twenty years from and after the passing of this Act no occupier
of any building or any part thereof erected or to be erected
on the Ramsden Estate in the borough of Huddersfield the lease
whereof granted or to be granted contains a covenant prohibiting 30
or restraining the use of the premises demised by such lease or
any part thereof as a place for exposing to sale any :flesh or butcher's
meat on any market day to be held in the borough of Huddersfield
shall except with the licence of the Corporation use the same on any
Tuesday or other day appointed by the Corporation in lieu thereof for 35
holding the weekly market and if any person shall so use the same
without such licence or shall do or liiuffer any act in contravention
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876. 33
of any such licence he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding
forty shillings for every day on which any such offence is com•
mitted by him.
43. The Corporation may from time to time in addition to Power to make
5 their existing bye-laws make bye-laws for all or any of the following ~!;i~:!0!r
purposes (namely): =k:_
For appointing the dayti on which and the hours during
which any cattle or other market or fair is to be held
and the time during which and the mode in which any
10 animal or article may be sold or exposed or offered for
sale in any Ruch market or fair and for the removal of
any animal or article and of persons from any such
market or fair after sale or at the close of such market
or fair;
15 For regulating the use of the cattle or other market-places
market-houses and places for fairs and the buildings
conveniences and works connected therewith and the
weighing-houses or places and the slaughter-houses and
for preventing the bringing therein of any diseased or
20 injured animal or any injured offensive injurious adul~rated
or deceptive article and for preventing nuisances
and obstructions therein or in the approaches thereto
and damage and danger thereto and for prohibiting and
preventing the holding of any market or fair in private
25 lands or in places not appointed for them by the Corporation;

For fixing the amount of the tolls stallages and rents which
the Corporation may demand and receive in respect of
cattle or other markets and fairs weighing-houses and
30 places and slaughter-houses and for regulating the time
when the same respectively shall become due and payable
and the collection thereof.
For prohibiting except with the consent of the Corporation
the sale in any market or fair of the borough of any
22 I
Ejectment for
repeated
o«e-.
Public notice
of removal of
market. &c.
Licence for
sale oat of
market.
34 The Huddersfield Watermo1·ks and Improvement A et 18'16.
articles (except liquids) otherwise than by weight (by
the pound of sixteen ounces or some aliquot pa.rt
thereof) or by number.
44. Every person who shall have been convicted of three
offences against any of the bye-laws relating to cattle or other 5
markets or fairs shall be liable after the third conviction to
be forthwith removed and excluded from all or any of such
markets or fairs in the Borough by the market inspector or
his assistants and his or her tenancy (if any) of any pen shop
stall or standing shall be thereupon determined without prejudice 10
to any remedy or remedies for the recovery of any rent that may
be due.
45. Notwithstanding anything in this Act before the Corporation
remove any cattle or other market or fair or alter the day for
holding any such market or fair they shall give at least one month's 15
public notice by advertisement in some one or more newspapers
circulating in the Borough and by placards affixed to conspicuous
places in the Borough and a statutory declaration by an officer of
the Corporation to the effect that public notice has been given in
accordance with this section shall be received as evidence of the 20
facts thereby declared.
46. The Corporation may from time to time if they think fit
grant to any person a licence to sell or expose for sale in a place
other than a market-place or market-house or from door to door
any article in respect of the sale or exposure for sale whereof in any 25
market-place o:i; market-house or in respect of the user of any stall
or other convenience for the sale or exposure for sale whereof in
any market-place or market-house any toll stallage or rent is
leviable by or payable to the Corporation every such licence being
granted on such terms and conditions as the Corporation think fit 30
and to endure for a period not exceeding twelve months and to be
revocable in such cases as the Corporation prescribe and the
Corporation may demand and take for every such licence any sum
not exceeding one pound and if any person does any act for which
such a licence is required without having obt!l.ined such a licence 35
or does any act in contravention of or omits to_do anything required
The Hudde1;sfield 1/Taterworks and Imp·rovenient Act 1876. 35
by a licence granted to him he shall be liable to a penalty not
exceeding forty shillings for every day on which any such offence is
committed hy l1im.
4 7. If any person not licensed by the Corporation under this Prohibition.of . . . sale except 1n 5 Act sells or exposes fOl' sale except m his own dwellmg-place or marketa &c.
place of business or carries about for sale any article in respect
whereof or in respect of the user of any stall or other convenience
for the sale or exposure whereof the Corporation are entitled to
take any toll stallage or rent in any market or fair he shall for every
10 such offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings and
every article so hawked carried about or cried shall be forfeited to
the Corporation and may be seized by the Inspector and sold for
their benefit or detained at the charge of the owner until the
penalty for breach of this enactment in respect thereof and an
15 costs and charges incurred or adjudged thereon together with the
cost of such detention be paid and satisfied.
48. Every person who within the Borough except ina cattle mar- Sale of cattle
ket provided by the Corporation sells or offers or exhibits for sale or ontofmarket.
permits to be sold or to be offered or exhibited for sale any cattle other
20 than cattle which are in good faith his own property and have been
in his possession within the Borough for the space of seven days
next before such sale offer or exhibition shall be liable to a penalty
not exceeding five pounds but nothing in this section shall prevent
any pei•son selling or offering or exhibiting for sale otherwise than
25 by auction in any house yard or land of which he is owner lessee
or yearly tenant any cattle which shall have been in good faith his
own property and in his possession within the Borough for the
spa<>,e of seven days next before such sale offer or exhibition.
49. Nothing in this Act nor in any bye-law thereunder shall SaYing tor
.30 interfere with the lawful exercise of their calling by pedlars or C!~:.~~rs.
horsedealers duly licensed under any Act relating to such callings.
50. The Corporation may cause the inspectors and collectors Market
of cattle or other markets and fairs and all persons appointed to :~;e:::J:·
assist them permanently or otherwise to be sworn before a justice constables.
Tolla to be
pa7able by
11100C11ai••
occapien or 1hop1 &:c.
Tl'llato be
payable by
1ucc•11tlTe
aellen of
articlea.
l'ower to let
•tall• &c.
Power to let
tollt ol markets
ltc.
RecoTery of
toll•.
36 The Huddersfield Waterworks and lmprooement A.at 1876.
as constables and the men so sworn shall have all such powers
authorities and privileges and shall be liable to all such responsibilities
and (subject to the directions of the Corporation) shall
perform all such duties as constables appointed under the Municipal
~orporations Acts. 5-
51. The several tolls in the cattle and other markets and fairs
payable with respect to the occupation of any pen shop stall bench
compartment or space of ground shall be paid not only by the
original taker or occupier thereof for a part of a day or other time
but also by any subsequent taker or occupier thereof for any other 10
part of the same day or other time.
52. The several tolls in the cattle and other markets and fairs
payable with respect to any animal or article shall be paid not only
by the original · seller but also by a.ny subsequent seller or person
who offers such animal or article for sale and such tolls shall 15
become payable before such animal or article is sold or offered for
sale.
53. The Corporation may from time to time let to any person
any pen shop stall standing or other convenience in any cattle or
other market or fair for any time not exceeding three years at such 20
rent and on such terms as they think reasonable.
54. The Corporation may from time to time demise for any
term not exceeding three years the whole or any part of the tolls
stallages and rents receivable in respect of the cattl~ and other
markets and fairs weighing-houses or places and slaughter-houses 25
or any of them.
65. If any person liable to the payment of any toll stallage
or rent payable to the Corporation does not pay the same when
demanded the Corporation or their lessee or any person authorised
by ihe Corporation or their lessee to collect the same may seize and 30
detain the animal or article in respect of which the same is payable
or any other animal or article in the market belonging to the
person liable to pay the same or under his charge and if the toll
stallage or rent and the reasonable charges of the seizure and
detention and of the keeping and maintaining of the animal or 35,
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876. 37
article seized is not paid in case of perishable articles seized forthwith
and in case of animals or other articles seized within four
days from the time of seizure the Corporation or their lessee may
forthwith or on the expiration of those four days (as the case may
-0 be) sell the animal or article seized and out of the money arising
thereby may pay and retain the toll stallage or rent and the charges
aforesaid and of the sale returning the overplus (if any) to the
owner of the animal or article seized or such toll stallage or rent
and such charges may be recovered in any court of competent
I O jurisdiction.
56. If any dispute arises concerning any toll stallage or rent s~ttlement or
4'Japutea u to
or the charges of keeping or selling any di.-,tress such dispute shall tolls.
be determined by a justice who on application made to him shall
determine the same and make such order therein and award such
15 costs to either party as he thinks proper and in defau)t of payment
on demand of the money so awarded and of the costs the same may
be levied by distress.
57. If any person is found using ~my false scales weight or Se~zure of fahe
weights &c.
measure the superintendent of the market or other authorised
20 officer of the Corporation or any peace officer may seize and detain
the same and on conviction of the offender the same shall be
forfei~ed to the Corporation.
58. Every animal or article brought into any market or fair Forfeiture of
• • articles left in
an~ left therem after the hour of closmg ( except such as may be market.
25 left in charge of the superintendent of the market or fair) may
be taken possession of by the superintendent and if the same being
of a perishable nature be not claimed within one hour after the
closing or not being of a perishable nature be not claimed within
one month thereafter then and in every such case the same may
30 be sold by the Corporation who shall return the surplus proceeds
of such sale after deducting any unpaid stallage rent or toll due
in respect thereof and the expenses of detention and sale to the
owner on demand if such demand is made within one month after
the sale but if demand is not so made the proceeds of the sale
35 shall be forfeited to the Corporation.
22 K
Oft'encea in
market.
Apprehen•ion
ofpenon1
treating animal•
cruelly.
38 The Huddersfield WateruJOrks atui Improvement Act 1876.
59. Every person who in any cattle or other market· or fair
commits any of the following offences (that is to say):
Every person who makes use of any expression of cursing or
swearing or of any threatening abusive violent offensive
obscene or disgusting language ; 6·
Every person who is drunk or disorderly;
Every person who wilfully creates any obstruction;
Every person who loiters on any stall or bench or on or ne.ar
the fountain or in any part of any market hall or of any
building connected therewith ; 10
Every person who fights quarrels or makes any affray or
disturbance ;
Every person who commits or creates any nuisance;
Every person who wilfully damages or makes any mark on
any wall with chalk paint or otherwise or posts any bill 15
or paper thereon;
I
Every person who by shouting ringing of bells or other loud
noises endeavours to attract custom;
Every person who wilfully breaks any window or light
or does any other damage to the property of the Cor- 20
poration;
shall. for every such offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding
two pounds and the superintendent of such market or fair or other
officer authorised by the Oorporation or any peace officer may remove
from such market or fair and take into custody without warrant 25
any person who wjthin his hearing or view (as the case may be)
commits any such offence a:nd every person so taken into custody
shall be forthwith conveyed before a justice.
60. If any person wantonly or cruelly tortures beats ill-treats
or abuses any animal in any cattle or other market-place slaughter- 30
house or fair-ground any officer of the market or fair on view
The Hudde1·s_field IJ7aterworks ancl Improvement Act 1876. 39
thereof without any warrant other than this Act may apprehend
him and take him beforp. a justice of the peace to be dealt with
according to law.
61. With respect to the licensing of slaughter-house~ the ::'n8:e to
5 following provisions shall have effect (namely) : ~~:_ter(1)
The Corporation may from time to time grant licences
for the use of buildings as slaughter-houses and they
may demand a sum not exceeding five shillings for any
such li~ence for twelve months and in the like propor1
O tion for any shorter period and they may grant such
licen~es upon such terms and conditions and subject to
such restrictions as they by the respective licenses shall
specify;
(2) They may by order revoke or suspend the licence for
15 any slaughter-house when in their opinion the same is
a nuisance;
(3) In case of any such revocation or suspension the
Corporation shall give notice thereof to the owner or
occupier of such slaughter-house ;
20 ( 4) He shall not be obliged to discontinue the use of the
slaughter-house pending an appeal by him against foe
order;
( 5) If any person except during the pending of such appeal
as aforesaid slaughters or dresses for sale any animal
2f> in any slaughter-house the licence for which is suspended
or revoked he shall be liable to a-penalty not exceeding
five pounds ;
(6) If any licensed slaughter-house is not used as such for
the space of three months the licence thereof shall be
30 deemed to have lapsed ; ·
(7) The Corporation may from time to time make bye-laws
for the inspection of licensed slaughter-houses and tho
prevention of cruelty therein and for the cleansing
thereof and for the supplying there.of with Water.
Slaughtering
prohibited
except in
1laughterhou1ea
proTided
or
licensed bJ
Corporation.
Power to purchase
by agree
ment.
Rights to
adjuat&c.
,cale1.
Corporation
may proTide
ho1pital1 &c.
Corporation
may remoTe
infected
persons to
hospital in
certain case•.
40 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Imp1·ovement A.et 1876.
62. It shall not ~e lawful for any person except with
the consent of the Corporation to slaughter for sale any
cattle or to dress for sale the carcase of any cattle in any place
within the Borough other than a slaughter-house provided or
licensed by the Corporation and if any person acts in any respect 5
in contravention of the present enactment he shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five pounds.
63. The Corporation may purchase or otherwise acquire by
agreement all rights and jurisdictions whether manorial or otherwise
over or with respect to the adjustment and inspection of weights and 10
measures within the Borough and upon such purchase may by the
deed of conveyance either extinguish such rights and jurisdictions
or cause them to be vested in themselves and upon such extinguishment
or vesting as the case may be the provisions with
respect to bye-laws contained in section three hundred and one 15
(power to regulate scales beams &c.) of the Improvement Act of
1871 shall extend and apply throughout the Borough.
64. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Corporation
may from time to time on the lands described in Part V.
of the First Schedule to this Act and on any lands for the 20
time being belonging to or by agreement acquired by them erect
buildings for and may purchase hire and adapt buildings to be
used as hospitals or wards for the reception and treatment of
persons suffering from any contagious or infectious disease and may
rebuild alter repair and maintain the same and may provide ~5
fittings furniture conveniences medical appliances and other things
necessary or proper therefor and may engage medical attendants
and persons for the service thereof and may from time to time
make regulations with respect to the user and management of such
hospitals and wards and the rules to be observed by the officers 30
servants and inmates thereof and medical practitioners permitted
to attend on any person removed thereto as next hereinaftn
mentioned.
65. When the Corporation shall have established such hospital
or ward as in the last preceding section mentioned any person :35
within the Borough who in the opinion of the medical officer of
health of the Borough is suffering from small-pox cholera or any
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Im,provernent Act 1876. 41
infectious or contagious fever and is without proper lodging or accommodation
enabling the case to be properly isolated so as to pre'-
vent the spread of- the disease or to be properly treated or who is
lodged in any common lodging house may by order of a justice on
5 the certificate of such medical officer of health be removed by the
Corporation to such hospital or ward. Such order may be
addressed to the sanitary inspector or to any constable of the
Borough and any person who wilfully clisobeys or obstructs the
execution of such order shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten
I O pounds Provided That any person so removed may at bis own desire
or at the desire of his friends if he be not in a condition himself to
express that desire and in either event at his own cost be medically
treated in the said hospital or ward by any registered medical
practitioner subject to the rules regulations and bye-laws for the
J 5 time being in force with respect to such hospital or ward.
66. Any expenses incurred by the Corporation in removing to Expen11e11 or
• t • • • h 't 1 d t bl' h d b l • such remnTal or mam ammg lil a OSpl a or war es a IS e y t iem any patient and main.
• hall b d d b , tenance or who 1s not a pauper s e eeme a de t due to the Corporation persons in
from such patient or from the husband or parent or guardian of hoapitat.
20 such patient if such patient be a married woman or infant and may
be recovered from the person liable thereto or his estate in like
manner as rates are recoverable under The Improvement Act of
1871.
67. In order to secure that due notice be given to the Cor- ~otice to b-, • • • • • • gtTen of per- 25 porat10n of any mmate of any bmldmg used for human habitation son, snffe~ng from certun
who is suffering from small-pox cholera or any contagious or in- diseases.
fectious fever of a dangerous character and who is without proper
lodging or accommodation enabling the case to be properly isolated
so as to prevent the spread of the disease or the proper treatment
30 thereof the following provisions shall have effect (that is to say) :
The Corporation shall proYide and supply gratuitously to
every registered medical practitioner resident or practising
in the borough forms for the certificate or
declaration by such medical practitioner of the parti35
culars hereinafter-mentioned in relation to such cases
according to the form set forth in the Third Schedule to
this Act;
22 L
Ron,ling
warehouses.
42 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improoement Act 1876.
Every medical practitioner attending on or called in to visit
such inmate shall on becoming aware that such inmate
is suffering from any such disease as aforesaid forthwith
fill up sign and deliver to the occupier or other person
having the charge management or control of the 5
building or room wherein such inmate is a certificate
. or declaration stating according to the forms prescribed
and supplied to him by the Corporation the name of
such inmate the situation of such building and the
name of such occupier or person ; 10
The Corporation shall pay to every medical practitioner who
shall in pursuance of this section duly make and give
any su<'h certificate or declaration a fee of two shillings
and six pence for each such certificate or declaration ;
The person to whom such certificate or declaration shall be 15
given shall forthwith deliver the same at the sanitary
office or police station of the Corporation to such
officer clerk or servant of the Corporation as he shall
find in attendance there ; .
If no medical practitioner be in attendance on or C'-alled in 20
to visit such inmate then such inmate on becoming
aware of the existence in himself of such disease and
the occupier or person having the charge management
or control of such building or room on his beco~
aware of the existence of such disease in such inmate 25
shall forthwith give or cause to be given notice thereof
at the sanitary office or police station of the Corporation
to such officer clerk or servant of tlie Corporation as he
shall find in attendance there.
And any person who shall offend against this enactment (unless 30
ignorant thereof the burden of the proof of which shall be on him)
shall for every such offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding
five pounds.
68. With respect to the providing and regulating of bonding
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improoement A.et 1876. 43
warehouses by the Corporation the following provisions shall (if
and when the Borough shall have been appointed a warehousing
place under The Customs Inland Bonding Act 1860 or any Act
amending the same) have effect (namely):
5 The Corporation from time- to time may appropriate any
lands within the Borough for the time being belonging
to them and may by agreement purchase any lands
within the Borough for the purpose of erecting and
may erect thereon bonding warehouses and may purchase
10 and hire and adapt buildings to be used as bonding
warehouses and may rebuild alter repair and maintain
the same respectively;
The Corporation from time to time when and as they think
fit may subject to the approval of the Commissioners of
15 Customs use and permit to be used the bonding warehouses
for the warehousing of goods and may license
the user of any parts thereof by any persons for such
periods and at such rents or for such other payments
and on such terms and conditions as the Corporation
20 think fit ;
The Corporation from time to time may subject also to
the approval of the said Commissioners make and carry
into effect all such usual and proper provisions and
regulations as they think fit with respect to the manage25
ment and user of the bonding warehouses and the
security of the goods warehou~ed therein and may make
and enforce bye-laws for all or any of the foregoing
purposes.
69. The Corporation may from time to time place and main- Drinking
. . t '--t l fountains &c. 30 tam m any street or cour any monument or SWII ue omamenta
drinking fountain and troughs as they think fit and if any person
damages defaces or makes any mark on the same or on any work
appurtenant thereto or pollutes or makes unfit for drinking by man
or animal the water in any such fountain or trough or washes in or
35 permits to enter into such water any dog or other animal under his
Meteorologioal
apparat111.
Secretary of
State 111bstituted
for
General Board
of Health in
Burial Act of
1852.
Certain provisiona
of .burial
Act of1852
extended to
whole Borough.
44 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvem(!nt A.et 1876.
charge he shall for every such offence be liable on summary conviction
to a penalty not exceeding forty. shillings.
Provided that no such monument or statue drinking-fountain
or trough shall except with the consent of Sir John Ramsden be
placed on any part of the public square or open space called Saint .,
G~orge'A Square or of the triangular piece of ground bounded by
Spring Wood Street George Street and U pperhead Row or of the
triangular piece of ground bounded by Ramsden Street Saint Paul's
Street and the public footway running along the north side of
Saint Paul''.! churchyard or on any other ground or open space 10
.which Sir John ~amsden may hereafter appropriate and dedicate to
public use and which the Corporation may on behalf of the public
accept subject to the express reservation or stipulation in connection
with such dedication against the placing ·of monuments statues
drinking-fountains or troughs thereon. 15
70. The Corporation may from time to time establish and
maintain such meteorological apparatus as they think expedient.
71. The expression "General Board of Health" whensoever
it occurs in The Burial Act of 1852 shall be construed to mean
one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State and all rules 20
and regulations made by the Corporation with respect to any burial
ground shall be subject to his approval.
72. The following sectioas of the Burial Act of 1852 (that is
to say)
Section ten (Burials may be prohibited m other grounds in 26
the said township) ;
Section eleven (Licence may be granted for exer01se of
exclusive rights already acquired) ;
Section twelve (Inhabitants to have same rights in new
ground as in grounds where interments are discontinued); 30
Section thirteen (Bodies may be removed by permission) ;
The Huddersfield Waterw01·ks atid Improvement A.et 1876. 45
Section fourteen (Officer of Commissioners to select site of
grave and keep plan and register &c.) ; and
Section twenty-nine (Compensation in respect of burial
grounds affected by order for discontinuance of burial)
5 shall extend and apply mutatis mutandis throughout the Boroug_h.
73. If in the opinion of the Corporation any burial ground Burialgrounda . to be properly
m the Borough not under their own management is insufficiently drained &c.
drained or otherwise not kept in good and decent order and condition
they may by notice served on the proprietors or managers of
10 such burial ground or any of them require such works of drainage
or other works to be executed therein as the Corporation from. time
to time deem requisite and if any person neglect or refuse to
comply with any such notice he shall for every such offence be
liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds and to a further
15 penalty not exceeding forty shillings for every day during which
the offence continues after forty-eight hours from service of notice
thereof on him by the Corporation and the Corporation may also if
they think fit in case of such default themselves execute such works
of drainage or other works required and the expenses thereof shall
20 be deemed new street expenses and may be recovered from the proprietors
trustees or managers of such burial ground accordingly.
74. The Corporation may from time to- time enter into and Burial board• may transfer
carrv into effect such agreements as they think fit with any property and • ri~~~
Burial Board or the Trustees of any Burial Board for the transfer Corporarion.
25 to the Corporation of the burial ground works and property
of such Burial Board or Trustees and on the completion of
any such tran~fer the Corporation shall by virtue of this Act
have all the estate and interest in and all the duties and
obligations in connection with such transferred burial ground
30 works and property which were at the time of the transfer vested
in or imposed on the Burial Board or Trustees from whom such
transfer is taken and the Corporation shall thereafter have and may
exercise in reference to such transferred burial ground works and
property all the powers rights privileges and authorities which
35 were or could have been possessed or exercised by such Board or
Trustees and the area or district under or within the jurisdiction
22 M
46 The Hudder•field WaterU)(J'rks and Improvement Act 1876.
of such Board or Trustees shall immediately upon such transfer
be included within the limit.s of the Burial Act of 185.2 as amended
by the Burial Act of 1855.
!':1fet;:•;!~n °' 75. Section forty-two (Publication of orders for sewering and
sew~ring and, paving &c. streets) of the Improvement Act of 1871 is hereby 5 pu1ng &c. o .
streets. Repeal repealed and in lieu thereof every order made under the powers of
of section 42 of
Improvement section forty-one (Power to cause certain streets and courts to be
Act of 1871.
New street
e:i:P"nse& to be
apportioned
by Corporation.

sewered and paved &c. by owners) of that Act shall be published
once in each of two successive weeks in some newspaper circulating
in the Borough and be publicly posted at each end of the street or 10
court to which it relates.
76. New street expenses charged by or to be paid to the Corporation
by the owner of any land or building in or abutting on any
street or court in respect of any works executed in or upon such
street or court may (subject to the proviso to Section twenty-one 16
(Definition of buildings in streets &c.) of the Improvement
Act of 1871) be apportioned among such owners in such proportions
as the Corporation deem equitable instead of in proportion
to their respe·ctive frontages as required by section fortythree
(On owner's neglect to sewer and pave &c. power to do the 20
work at his expense) of the Improvement Act of 1871 and that
section shall be read and have effect accordingly.
"
s\pportionmeo.t 77. Whenever any expenses are payable to the Corporation
of e:i:penae, d . . between owner& by the owner of any lan s m respect thereof and such lands be m
and lesllt'e•• 1 h b . d b h 1 25
Limit of time
for recovery
of new street
e:i:pensea &c.
,iummarily.
ease sue expenses may e apportione etween t e es,sees and
the reversioners of such lands in such proportions as the Corporation
deem equitable provided that nothing in this section shall
alter the liabilities respecting the payment of expenses as between
owner and lessee under any special contract relative thereto made
before or after the passing of this Act. 30
78. Summary proceedings before justices for the recovery of
new street expenses and other expenses payable to the Corporation
under section three hundred and eight (Recovery of new street
and other expenses from owners and others) of the Improvement
Act of 1871 may be commenced at any time within twelve calendar 35
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improoement Act 1876. 47
months from the time when the account or statement of such expenses
and demand thereof is first given or served by the Corporation to or
upon the person against whom such proceedings are taken.
• 79. If any building wall steps structure or other thing dan- .ls tob ~,•d~ger- . oua ut 1ugs.
5 gerous within the meaning of Section 251 (DangerollS places to be t:~::i2t1 0 ,
repaired or protected) of the Improvement Act of 1871 be in the the Improve- ment Act of
opinion of the Corporation in such a condition that it ought to be 1s11.
pulled down in order to prevent any danger therefrom they may
order the owner to pull down the same either wholly or in pa.rt
10 and that section shall be read and construed accordingly and the
term owner in that section shall with reference to any wall in or
abutting on any street mean the owner of the lands abutting on
that part of the street where such wall is situate.
80. The Corporation in cases where temporary repairs only Corporeti~u • may require
15 are required of any such street as is within the meaning of certain
streets to
Section 41 (Power to cause certain strL-ets and courts to be sewered bedrepaired
an reconr
and paved, &c. by owners) of the Improvement Act of 1871 may by e%pen•e•
thereof .
. notice served on the owners or occupiers of the lands or buildings
adjoining to or abutting on any such street require such temporary
20 repairs to be executed in and upon such street as shall be specified
in such notice and such repairs shall be thereupon executed in
and upon such street by the owners of the lands and buildings
adjoining thereto or abutting thereon and in demult thereof the
Corporation may themselves execute such repairs and works and
25 the expenses thereof shall be deemed new street expenses and may
be recovered from such owners accordingly in such proportions as
the Corporation deem equitable.
' 81. Notwithstanding anything contained in section forty-five Corporation • • not to be corn- ( Streets sewered paved &c. to be pubhc highways) of the Improve- pelledtodeclare
A f 87 . hall b . b h C . street or court 30 ment et o 1 1 1i s not e mcum ent on t e orporat10n to a public high35

declare any street or court to be a public highway nor shall any way.
such street or court become a public highway unless and until the
Corporation think fit so to declare and that section shall be read
and have effect accordingly.
82. The Corporation may from time to time prescribe the Corporatio?b
may prescrt e
frontage line of buildings to be thereafter observed in any street in ~ine 0 ' build- ings.
48 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
the Borough and whenever the front of any building shall to the
extent of one~half thereof be pulled down or externally altered the
Corporation may require.that as to such building the frontage line
so prescribed shall be observed and kept and in such case no erection
projection addition open excavation or obstruction shall be made 5
or continued beyond such line except with the consent of the Corporation
and any person who shall wilfully or negligently act
contrary to this enactment shall for every such offence be liable
to a penalty not exceeding five pounds and to a further penalty not
exceeding the like sum for every day during which such offence 10
shall continue after notice in writing from the Corporation to
remove or discontinue the same Provided always That the provisions
of this section shall not extend or apply to any building
belonging to and used or occupied by or intended to be used and
occupied by a Railway Company or Companies for the purposes of15
their business. The Corporation shall pay or tender compensation
to the owner and lessee of any building for any loss or damage he
may suffer by reason of the setting back or bringing forward of such
building the amount of such compensation in case of dispute to be
determined in manner provided by section three hundred and eighty- 20
seven of the Improvement Act of 1871.
fn~::;e~r 83. The notice to be given to an occupier of a building by
removal of the Corporation before they commence to remove or alter an
projections of
bbeuildings to obstruction addition or proiection erected or placed against or in fourteen .,
da!s instead of front of any building shall be fourteen days instead of thirty days as 25
thirty days. . . • • . • •
~ction sixty- reqmred by section sixty-six (Corporation may cause ex1stmg Ill of Act of
1a11 amended. projections to be removed and compensation to be made) of the
Time for
approval or
diu.pproval
of plans.
Corporation
may preseribe
alterations &c.
Improvement Act of 1871 and that section shall be read and have
effect accordingly.
84. Section one hundred and four ( Approval or disapproval 30
by Corporation) of the Improvement Act of 1871 shall be read and
have effect as if six weeks were prescribed therein instead of
twenty-one days for the approval or disapproval by the Corporation
of an intended new building.
85. The Corporation may attach to their approval of the plans 35
sections and elevations of any intended new building any conditions
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876. 49
as to alterations in or additions to the sanitary arrangements of in plllllll 111b- . . mitted for
such building or in the case of dwelling houses any restnctions their appronl.
as to the number of separate dwellings for which the same may
be used which they deem proper and such conditions and
0 restrictions shall be observed by the owners builders and occupiers
of such buildings and any breach or non-observance thereof shall
be deemed an offence within the meaning of section one hundred
and fifty (Penalties relative to new buildings) of the Improvement
Act of 1871.
10 86. If any sewer constructed bv the Corporation after the As to~ or .., sewers 10
passing of this Act shall be within one hundred and fifty certain .......
feet of any building now or hereafter erected i:n the borough or of
the curtilage garden yard or ornamental grounds attached to such
building the owner of such building shall in addition to the cost of
16 the drains connecting such building with the sewer (if so connected
in pursuance of Section 173 (Connection of drains with sewers) of
the Improvement Act of 1871 as amended by this Act) pay to the
Corporation such proportion of the cost of such sewer as they
deem equitable Provided that in assessing the proportion payable
20 by the owner or lessee of any building erected before the construction
of any such sewer due consideration shall be given to the
amount which has been already paid by such owner or lessee to or
towards the cost of other sewers in the borough.
87. Before commencing the erection of a new building in any Kxcav!'tions to be dramed.
25 street the owner or builder shall if there be a main sewer or drain
within one hundred and fifty feet of the site of such new building
make a connecting drain or sewer from such site to such main
sewer or drain at such a depth as to carry off from the lowest
excavations for· or basement of such new building all the water
30 capable of being carried off by such sewer or drain and shall thereby
or otherwise preveut such water from flowing into the basement
or cellars of any adjoining or neighbouring buildings or into the
walls thereof and if any person acts in contravention of this section
he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds and to a
35 further penalty not exceeding forty shillings for each day during
22 N
Connrsion of
priviea.
Amending
section 173
( Conoectio1>
of drains with
•ewers) and
section 174
(Proviaion
respecting
coMtrnction
of drain•)
uf Improve- mrnt Act of
1871.
Cutting into
work for
in~pection.
50 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
which the offence continues after the expiration of forty-eight hours
from service of notice on him by the Corporation to make such
drain or sewer.
88. The Corporation may from time to time under section one
hundred and seventy-two (Drains privies &c. to be under control o
of Corporation) of the Improvement Act of 1871 order any privy
or ashpit of any house in the Borough the rateable value of which
shall not exceed ten pounds per annum to be altered according to
such system as they may approve.
89. Section one hundred and seventy-three (Connection of 10
drains with sewers) and section one hundred and seventy-four
(Provisions respecting construction of drains) of the Improvement
Act of 1871 shall be read and have effect as if the words one
hundred and fifty feet were therein inserted instead of the words
one hundred feet in every case where those last-mentioned words 15
I
occur.
90. In order the better to ascertain whether the provisions
for the time being in force in the Borough with respect to new
buildings have been complied with the surveyor may at any time
during the progress of any excavation or of any new building 20
or of any alteration of or addition to any building or of any
rebuilding enter upon and inspect the same respectively and for
that purpose may cut into any work when it shall be necessary to
do so for the purpose of ascertaining whether such provisions have
been complied with and if the surveyor shall discover any particular. 25
in which the work is not in compliance with any of such provisions
he shall give notice thereof in writing to the owner contractor or
master builder or other person in charge of or by whose order or
under whose superintendence such work is being executed and
require him to amend or alter the same in conformity with such 30
provisions and thereupon such owner contractor master builder or
other person shall forthwith cause the same to be amended or
altered accordingly : Provided That if any such work shall be so cut
in to as aforesaid and the same shall thereupon be found to be constructed
in conformity with such provisions the cost and expenses 35
of so cutting into such work and of repairing the damage thereby
The Buddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876. 51
incurred shall be paid by the Corporation but if such work shall be
found not so in conformity all such costs and expenses shall be paid
by such owner 0ontractor or master builder and may be sued for
and recovered by the Corporation from such owner contractor or
5 master builder as they may elect in like manner as penalties under
this Act may be sued for and recovered.
91. If the work of any street or building he commenced before Corporation
deposit of the plans for the same in accordance with any enactment ::~"~:_&c.
or bye-law for the time being in force in the Borough or be corn- :X':!~ &c.
10 menced after notice of the disapproval thereof by the Corporation
or before the time within which the same may be disapproved by
the Corporation after deposit of the plans for the same (unless such
plans shall have been approved) or be continued or recommenced
without a fresh deposit and approval of plans as required by section
15 one hundred and six (Duration of approval) of the Improvement
Act of 1871 or be in any respect not in conformity with the
approved plans or whenever by any enactment for the time being
in force in the Borough or any bye-law thereunder or any notice or
order of the Corporation any work act or thing is required to be
2(\ done by any owner occupier or other person and default is made
therein or if any such work act or thing is improperly or insufficiently
done the Corporation may cause such work act or thing
to be executed re-executed or done (as the case may require) and
also whenever any work act or thing is by any such enactment or
25 by any such bye-law notice or order as aforesaid prohibited being
done and nevertheless is done the Corporation may remove abate or
alter the work act or thing so done and the expenses incurred by
the Corporation in any such case shall be deemed new street
expenses and may be recovered by the Corporation accordingly
30 from the person making default in the execution or doing of or
improperly or insufficiently or unlawfully executing or doing such
work act or thing as the case may be notwithstanding any penalty
may be imposed upon such person by such enactment or bye-law.
92. The Corporation may straighten cleanse scour wicen
35 deepen improve and, cover any filthy or offensive brook ditch
or open drain in the Borough which in their opinion requires to
be cleansed scoured widened deepened straightened or otherwise
Foul breoks,
&c. in
Borough may
be conred over by the Corporation.

Eiplaining
aection one hundred and
ninety-two of
the Improve- . ment Act of
1871.
Penalty on
occupation
otnew houaea
not approved
for habitation.
Roome over
pri.,.;e, &c. to
he remoYed.
52 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improoement A.et 1876.
improved and covered over and the same thenceforward shall be a
public sewer and vest in the Corporation and the expenses of and
incident thereto (including therein compensation to any person for
any damage he may sust?,in by reason of the execution of such
works) shall be paid by the Corporation and they may from time 5
to time charge the owners of land the occupiers of which at the
passing of this Act use such brook ditch or open drain and continue
to use the same when so converted into a sewer and the
owners of land the occupiers of which at any time after such conversion
use such sewer such sum as the Corporation deem equitable 10
for the right to use the same.
93. In construing section one hundred and ninety-two (Restrictions
in use for dwellings of underground rooms) of the Improvement
Act of 1871 the expression "unfit for human habitation" shall mean
"unfit for human habitation as a separate dwelling." 15
94. Every person occupying or permitting to be occupied any
new building as a dwelling house before the house drainage shall
have been completed and the house shall have been approved by
the Corporation as in every respect fit for human habitation shall
be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings and to a like 20
penalty for every day on or during which the offence shall continue:
Provided always That if the Corporation fail for seven days after
notice to them so to do to inspect by their medical officer of health
or sanitary inspector or other officer appointed for the purpose a
new building when ready to be occupied for human habitation such 25
building may be so occupied but nothing in this section shall be
construed to interfere with the power of the Corporation to declare
such buildings unfit for human habitation under the provisions of
section one hundred and ninety-one (Buildings unfit for human
habitation) ~f the Improvement Act of 1871. 30
95. If any room occupied as a dwelling or sleeping room
(whether constructed before or after the passing of this Act)
ex.tend for any portion therenf immediately over any privy ashpit
midden cesspool or depository for any frecal matter or refuse such
privy ashpit midden cesspool or depository shall be removed or 35
altered to the satisfaction of the Corporation by the owner thereof
upon notice thereof given to him by any officer of the Corporation
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876. 53
and in case of default in complying with such notice such owner
shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings and to a
further penalty of ten shillings for each day during which such
default continues after the expiration of forty-eight hours froID:
5 service of such notice on him and the Corporation may if they
think fit cause such removal or alteration to be executed and
recover the expenses incurred thereby from such owner as new
street expenses.
96. The time limited for the making of a complaint or laying Tih'!'ehwiibin • w 1c com10
any information in respect to the breach of any of the provisions of plaint todbe
made un er
section one hundred and fifty (Penalties relative to new buildings) aection tso
of Impronof
the Improvement Act of 1871 shall be three calendar months ment Act or • • • • • 1871. after the offence m respect of which such complamt or mformation
shall be made or laid shall have been discovered by or made known
15 to the. Corporation Provided that no such complaint or information
shall be made or laid after the expiration of two years after such
breach.
97. Whenever any number of' a house or building in any Corpor~tion
. h B h . d f: d bb d . h may reinstate street or court m t e oroug IS e ace or ru e out it s all not defaced numb
• b th C t' , . to h . ber oo bouaea 20 e mcum ent on e orpora 10n to give notice t e occupier &c. and
to reinstate the same but they may without such notice reinstate ;:'.:~. exthe
same and recover the expenses from suc:q occupier as new street
expenses.
98. Section 76 (names of streets on Ramsden property) of the Extending
25 Improvement Act of 1871 shall be construed and have effect as if r~";~b0
!
the words " within the Borough of Huddersfield " were inserted !:':'.:ee~.
therein instead of the words " within the Improvement Act
Area."
99. The Corporation may from time to time make alter vary Powertomake
30 or rescind bye-laws for all or any of thij following purposes : bye-law••
1. For regulating the construction and ensuring the
safety of balconies and projections from buildings
and of temporary platforms stands galleries and
scaffoldings ;
22 0
54 The Hudders,field Wate1·works and Improvement Act 1876.
2. For regulating the use of traction engines in any street
of the Borough and the licensing thereof and also for
the licensing and regulating the conduct of the drivers
conductors enginemen and other persons employed in
connection with the user of such engines; 5
3. For prohibiting th~.., use of any waggon wain cart or
carriage drawn by animal power and having wheelQ of
which the fellies or tires are not of such width or bearing
surface in proportion to the weight carried by or to
the size of or to the number of wheels of such waggon 10
wain cart or carriage as may be specified in such
bye-laws.
4. For prohibiting the use of any waggon warn cart
or other carriage drawn by animal power not having
the nails on, its wheels countersunk in such manner 15
as may be specified in such bye-laws or having on its
wheels bars or other projections forbidden by such
bye-laws.
5. For regulating the weighing of coals sold or delivered in
the Borough ; 20
6. For regulating the use of breaks or slippers for carts
waggons or other vehicles when conveying heavy loads
down any inclined street in the Borough and for
preve~ting noises and other annoyances from such
breaks and for prohibiting the locking of the wheel of 25
any such cart waggon or other vehicle when descending
such inclined street unless there is placed at the
bottom of such wheel during the whole time of its
being locked a slipper or shoe in such manner as to
prevent the road from being destroyed or injured by the 30
locking of such w heP.l.
7. For restricting the loading or unloading across or the
lowering or drawing up by means of machinery ropes
or chains over or across the footways of any public
The Huddersfield Waterwo1·k.,,; (tud lmp1·01:emeru Act lS76. 5r,
thoroughfare in the Borough of coals coke wool grain
goods mer.-:h.andise or chattels except between the hours
of half-past three o'clock in the afternoon and eleven
o'clock in the morning;
5 8. For prescribing and regulating the size position construction
and nature of privies ashpits and depositories
for frecal matter and refuse ;
9. For licensing and regulating the conduct of licensed
bill posters hawkers of newspapers commissionaires mes10
sengers shoeblacks and costermongers and the places in
and at which they may exercise iheir re8pective callings ;
10. For regulating the use and management of and the
maintaining of discipline in any hospital or ward of the
Corporation.
15 100. 'fhe regulations respecting street traffic authorised by Additi~oa1
rego\at10011
section two hundred and forty-eight (Regulation for preventing u to atreet . • • traffic and
obstruction in streets durmg pubhc processions &c.) of the ame~dmeot or • section j48.
Improvement Act of 1871 may be made either by the Mayor or the 01 ImproveChief
Constable of the Borough and in addition to the regu- ';1s;~c. Act of
20 lations thereby authorised the Corporation may by bye-laws
make such further regulations as shall be deemed proper or
requisite for prohibiting entirely or at certain times any cart or
carriage from coming into or passing along any street in which
any public building is situate during any hours to be specified in
25 such regulations for regulating the· speed of carriages duri~g
any specified hours and generally far regulating street traffic in
the Borough and any person guilty of any breach of such
regulations or who does not comply with the direction of any
con-stable acting in pursuance thereof shall be liable to a penalty
30 not exeeding five pounds. No proprietor driver or conductor of any
omnibus shall be liable to any penalty for any deviation from
the route prescribed in any licence by reason. of any such regulation.
101. The following regulations as to dogs shall have effl'c'
within the Borough (namely) :
Re..:ulaliun•
u~ to <lo!,:S.
56 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement A.et 1876.
Any constable may take possession of any dog found in any
street in the Borough and not apparently under the
control of any person and may detain such dog until
the owner has claimed the same and paid all charges
and expenses incurred by reason of such seizure and 5-
detention;
'L'he Mayor may issue an order requiring any dog while in
the streets and not led by some pers~n to be muzzled in
such a manner as will admit of the- animal breathing
and drinking without obstruction and during the cur- 10
rency of any order or public notice issued by the Mayor
directing dogs to be confined or muzzled any constable
·may take possession of any dog found in a street without
such muzzle and may detain such dog until the owner
has claimed it and has provided a proper muzzle for it 15-
and has paid all charges and expenses connected with
such detention ;
Where any dog taken possession of by any constable wears
a collar with the address of any person inscribed thereon
a letter stating the fact of such dog having been taken 20
possession of shall be sent by the chief constable by post
to the address inscribed on the collar;
The chief constable may cause any dog which has remained
in the possession of any constable for seven clear days
without the owner claiming the same and paying all 26,
charges and expenses incurred by its detention to be
sold or destroyed ;
Any moneys arising from the sale of any dogs beyond satisfying
the charges and expenses incurred shall be paid
over to the Borough Treasurer in aid of the Borough 30
Fund;
When upon complaint to any justice that any dog has bitten
or attempted to bite any person within the Borough it
appears to the said justice having cognizance of such
complaint that such dog ought to be destroyed the said 35-
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement .Act 1876. 57
justice may direct the dog to be destroyed and any
police constable may destroy the same accordingly ;
All dogs detained by the justice under this section shall be
properly fed and maintained.
5 102. The provisions with respect to bye-laws contained in ~eneralprovisection
three hundred and· eighty-five (Regulations as to bye-laws) ~;:~a':a~
of the Improvement Act of 1871 shall extend and apply to the
making and enforcing and evidencing of bye-laws made under this
Act : Provided That all bye-laws made by t-he Corporation after the
10 passing of this Act under the provisions of the Improvement Act
of 1871 or of this Act shall be allowed by the Local Government
Board instead of by one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of
State and may bt wholiy or partly in print or in writing (including
lithograph) and the said section three hundred and eighty-five shall
15 haYe effect accordingly.
103. If three or more persons shall be assembled together in Penalty on
any street at any time of the day or night so as to obstruct the free ~~~~:;ting footway. passage of foot passengers along any footway of such street or for
the purpose of assaulting insulting or annoying foot passengers and
20 if any of such persons shall not comply with the direction or request
of any constable to move away so as to leave the footway clear and
unobstructed or shall assault insult or annoy any foot passenger he
shal 1 be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds and such persons
shall (unless it be proved to the contrary to the satisfaction of the
25 justice before whom thAy shall be brought) be deemed to be
assembled together for the purpose of assaulting insulting or
annoying foot passengers within the meaning of this Act if being
assembled together any one or more of them shall assault insult
or annoy any foot passenger.
30 · '104. Any three or more persons assembled together in any Pen~lty_on
f . hi h B h " h f . bettmg m part o a street wit n t e oroug 1or t e purpose o bettmg shall 1treet1.
be deemed to be obstructing the street and each of such persons
shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds and any constable
may take into custody without a warrant any person who
35 may commit such offence in view of such constable.
22 P
Es tending
powers u to
unwholesome
food.
Amending
section 267
of Improvement
Act of
1871 as to
skittle
~onnds&r.
Premiaes
licensed for
sale o(
intosicating
liquors not to
be altered ltc.
without consent
of Corporation.

Power to take
lands.
58 Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
105. Section two hundred and thirty-eight (Power to medical
officer of health or inspector of nuisances to inspect any animal &c.)
of the Improvement Act of 1871 shall extend and apply to every
diseased unsound or unwholesome article of food sold or exposed
for sale or deposited in any place for the purpose of sale or of 5
preparation for sale whether such article be or be not seized and
carried away to be dealt with by any justice as mentioned in such
section : Provided the justice before whom any complaint with
respect to such article of food be made be satisfied on the evidence
laid before him that such article of food was diseased or unsound 10
or unwholesome and unfit for the food of man.
106. The provisions relating to places of public entertainment
contained in section two hundred and sixty-seven (Places for
dancing music and other public entertainments) of the Improvem~nt
Act of 1871 shall extend and apply to any house room garden lo
or other place kept or used for billiards bowls skittles or other
game.
107. No person licensed to sell any intoxicating liquor at any
place in the Borough shall after the passing of this Act alter or
extend or add to the premises occupied by him at the time when he 20
obtained such licence except with the previous consent of the
Corporation under the hand of the town clerk and any person who
shall offend against this enactment shall be liable to a penalty not
exceeding fifty pounds and to a further penalty not exceeding ten
pounds for every day during which such offence shall continue after 25
conviction therefor : Provided that penalties under this section and
any other enactment for the same offence shall not be cumulative.
108. Subject and according to the provisions of this Act the
Corporation may from time to time enter upon take and use all or any
of the lands delineated on the deposited plans and described in the 30
deposited book of reference Provided always that the Corporation
shall not exercise any powers of compulsory purchase over or in
respect of the land of Sir John Ramsden situate 'at Benholmley being
the land described under the letter Bin Part V. of the First Schedule
to this Act and hereby authorised to be taken for hospital purposes 35
if at the time of their requiring the same Sir, John Ramsden shall
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement A.et 1876. 59
offer and enter into an agreement with the Corporation to sell and
convey to them a plot of land for hospital purposes of equal area .
and equally suitable for those purposes as the said land at Benholmley
and situate on his estate in the borough. And that if any differ5
ence arise between the Corporation and Sir John Ramsden as
to the suitability or otherwise of any substituted site so offered
such question shall be referred to and determined. by the senior or
chief medical officer for the time being of the Local Government
Board. And the provisions of the Lands Clauses Consolidation
10 Acts with respect to the sale and purchase of lands by agreement
shall apply to the sale and purchase of such substituted site if and
when offered and accepted or determined to be suitable as aforesaid.
And provided also that the Corporation shall not exercise any
powers of compulsory purchase over or in respect of the land and
15 buildings of Sir John Ramsden numbered respectively on the
deposited plans 51, 52, 53, and 54 in the parish of Huddersfield.
109. 'l1he Corporation shall use the land to be acquired by Lan~• tod ~e · acquire ,or
them under this A.et for the purposes of their gas undertaking for f:Sbt:!:e•
such purposes only and the Corporation shall not grant to or permit ehxcl~ively d t ere,or, an
20 any right of way or passage over the same or any part thereof to no footw.'Y to be permitted
be used by any person or persons to or from any adjoining or thereover.
neighbouring estate or property.
110. And whereas in the construction of the improvements Owner may be
required to sell
and works hereby authorised it may happen that portions only of parts_ only or • certain lands
25 certam of the lands and buildings shown on the deposited plans and bllilding•.
will be sufficient for the purposes of the same and that such
portions may be severed from the remainder of the said properties
without material detriment thereto : Therefore notwithstanding
section ninety-two of "The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act
30 1845 " the owners of and persons interested in the lands and
buildings described in the Fourth Schedule to this Act and whereof
parts only are required for the purposes of this Act may if such
portions can in the judgment of the jury arbitrator or other
authority assessing or determining the compensation under that
35 Act be severed from the remainder of the said properties without
material detriment thereto be required to sell and convey to the
Corporation the portions only of the premises so required without
Power to stop
up footways.
60 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
the Corporation being obliged or compellable to purchase the
whole or any greater portion thereof the Corporation paying for the
portions required by them and making compensation for any
damage sustained by the owners thereof or other parties interested
therein by severance or otherwise. 5
111. The Corporation may discontinue and stop up any footways
in or over any lands acquired by them under the powers of
this Act and described in the deposited book of reference and thereupon
all right of way over such footways shall be extinguished and
the soil shall vest in the Corporation if and so far as they are the 10
owners of the adjoining land on both sides.
Notice to be 112. The Corporation shall not less than eight weeks before
f!:::e:~rking they take in the Borough fifteen houses or more occupied either
~~~;:;_ng wholly or partly by persons belonging to the labouring classes as
Corporation
to procure
accommoda,
tion for persons
of the
labouring
class to be
diaplaced.
tenants or lodgers make known their intention to take the same by 15
placards handbills or other general notice placed in public view
upon or within a reasonable distance from such houses and the
Corporation shall not take any such houses until they have obtained
the certificate of a justice that it has been proved to his satisfaction
that they have so made known their intention. 20
113. Before taking in the Borough fifteen houses or more occupied
either wholly or partially by persons belonging to the labouring
classes as tenants or lodgers the Corporation shall (unless the
Corporation and such person or persons otherwise agree) procure
sufficient accommodation elsewhere for such person or persons: 25
Proiided always that if any question shall arise as to the sufficie:r!iy
of such accommodation the same shall be determined by a
justice and the Corporation may for the purpose of procuring such
accommodation appropriate any lands for the time being belonging
to them or which they have power to acquire and may purchase by 30
agreement such further lands as may be necessary for such purpose
and may on such lands· erect labouring-class dwellings and may
hold and demise or sell the same and may apply for the purposes
of this section or any of them any moneys they may have already
raised or are authorised to raise. 35
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Impro1Jement A.et 1876. 61
114. The powers of the Corporation for the compulsory ~imit;'ti00 ot time ,or com•
purchase of lands for the purposes of this Act shall not be exercised pui.oryfpur-d
chase o Ian s.
after the expiration of the following periods ·from the passing of this
Act (that is to say) :
5 For the purposes of new streets and street improvements ten
years;
For all other purposes six years.
115. The Corporation may (in addition to the lands they are Pow~r to d"
acquire ad •-
authorised to acquire and hold under the other powers of this Act) tional lands hy agreement.
10 from time to time by agreement acquire in fee either by purchase
or by way of exchange or otherwise any land not exceeding in the
whole for Waterworks purposes fifty acres for sewage purposes .
twenty-five acres and for other purposes of this Act and for the
purposes of the Improvement Act of 1871 five· acres or any ease15
ment power or privilege therein thereunder thcreover or thereupon
(not being an easement or privilege of Water) which shall be
deemed necessary by the Corporation but the Corporation shall not
deal with such lands so as to create a nuisance nor shall they use
for any building purpose unconnected with the Waterworks any
20 lands so purchased for the purposes thereof.
116. The consideration for any such acquisition may be either Consideration
money or land or any yearly sum or rent-charge or other rent or a ~:;::~:on.
mixed consideration of money and land and on any exchange the
Corporation may give or take any money for equality of exchange.
25 117. Persons empowered by the Lands Clauses Consolidation Power to take
Act 1845 to sell and convey or release lands may if they think fit ~:;::.!::::
subject to the provisions of that .A,ct and of the Lands Clauses Consolidation
Acts Amendment Act 1860 and of this Act grant to the
Corporation any easement right or privilege not being an ease30
ment of water required for the purposes of this Act in over or
affecting any such lands and the provisions of the said Acts with
respect to lands and rentcharges so far as the same are applicable
in this behalf shall extend and apply to such grants and to such
easements rights and privileges as aforesaid respectively.
22 Q
Corporation
may use their own lands for
parpOMIII of
Act.
ProTiaiona u to lease and
sale of lands.
Amending
provisions of
Section three
hundred &nd
fort:,-two
(Power to rate owner• instead
of occupiers in
cases deacribed)
of
ImproTemeut
Act of 1871.
62 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement .A.et 1876.
118. The Corporation from time to time may appropriate and
use for any of the purposes of this .A.et any lands from time to time
vested in them and being part of their corporate estates.
119. The provisions of the following sections of the Improvement
.A.et of 1871 that is to say : 5-
Section three hundred and twenty-six (Power to grant
building leases of lands near park &c.);
Section three hundred and twenty-seven (Power to make
agreement as to building leases &c.);
Section three hundred and twenty eight (Sale of land subject 10
to building leases &c.) ;
Section three hundred and twenty-nine (Power to sell without
previous grant of building lease) ;
Section three hundred and thirty (Sales to be made within
limited time) ; 15
Section three hundred and thirty-one (Power to sell &c.
lands not wanted);
Section three hundred and thirty-two (Application of purchase
money of land);
Section three hundred and thirty-three (Lands in certain 20
cases not to be sold without consent of Treasury);
shall (so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this
.A.et) extend and apply mutatis mutandis to the lease and sale of
lands acquired by the Corporation under the powers of this Act.
120. With respect to the provisions of section three hundred 25
and forty-two (Power to rate owner instead of occupier in cases
described) of the Improvement .A.et of 1871 the followin!? nrovisions
shall have effect (that is to say) :
The owner of any property rated to the Borough Rate instead
of the occupier thereof shall not be entitled to the 30
reduction of ten per cent unless he pay the rate within
one calendar month after the same shall have been
demanded;
Where an owner pays any rate to the Corporation the
occupier shall repay to him the amount thereof unless 35
The Huddersfield Waterwork8 and Improvement A.et 1876. 63
it shall have been agreed between them that the owner
is to pay such rate and such amount if not so paid on
demand may be recovered as arrears of rent could be
recovered from the occupier by the owner ;
5 The owner of a mill manufactory machine shop or other
work who supplies steam power thereto or to any part
thereof shall for all purposes of rating under the
Improvement Act of 1871 be deemed the occupier
thereof and shall not except the Corporation specially
I O so order be deemed to be the owner thereof within the
meaning or effect of section three hundred and fortytwo.
·
1 'al. Whenever the owner of any property is rated in respect E:r~nt to
which occuthereof
to the Borough Rate and the rate or any portion thereof be pier• liable in • • · , default of 15 unpaid by such owner for one month after demand tne occupier of owner.
such property or any part thereof shall be liable from time to time
to pay such rate to the extent of the amount of rent for the time
being due to such owner or of the proportion of rent in respect of
any current period (the burden of proving which amount shall be
20 on the occupier) but such liability shall only arise on and from the
service on the occupier of a demand of payment of rent to the
Corporation and notice not to pay the same to the owner. And on
non-payment of such rate to the extent aforesaid by such occupier
the Corporation may recover the same by distress and sale of his
25 goods and chattels in like manner as rates may be recovered from
the occupier of any property liable to be rated and every such
occupier shall be entitled to deduct any money paid by him
(together with all costs charges and expenses incurred by him in
respect of the payment thereof to the Corporation or in respect of
30 the recovery thereof hy the Corporation) out of the rent due or
becoming due from him to such owner.
122. Section three hundred and fifty-seven (Recovery of rates RecoTery of
hall Gaa and Water from persons removing) of the Improvement Act of 1871 s 11enta.
extend and apply to the recovery of all moneys due to the
35 Corporation in respect of Gas or Water supply by persons quitting
any property supplied with Gas or Water by the Corporation
and they shall not be bound to supply Gas or Water to the owner
or occupier of any premises until all such moneys due from him
Reconry of
moneys for
Gu and Water
eapply.
Power to
borrow.
64 The Huddersfield Wate1·wo1·ks and Improoement .Act 1876.
in respect of any other premises in the Borough then or within
the six years preceding such quittal occupied by him shall have
been fully paid and satisfied.
123. Section three hundred and fifty-five (Rates· may be
recovered by action or distress) shall extend and apply to all 5
moneys due to the Corporation for or in respect of Gas or Water
supply.
124. The Corporation may from time to time (in addition to
any moneys they are now authorised to borrow) borrow at interest
on the following securities and for the following purposes the 10
following sums that is to say :
For Waterworks purposes on the security of the revenue of
the Waterworks Undertaking Borough Fund and
Borough Rate four hundred thousand pounds ;
For the purposes of the Improvement Act of 1871 and of this 15
Act other than Waterworks purposes on the security
of the Borough Fund the Borough Rate and the revenue
of any Undertaking lands and property of the Corporation
other than the Waterworks Undertaking four hundred
thousand pounds ; 20
and the expression the Waterworks Undertaking the Gas Undertaking
or the Market Undertaking in any mortgage relating thereto
granted by the Corporation after the passing of this Act shall mean
the revenue of those respective Undertakings as defined by this
_t\.ct. 25
!:t":r::i:;. 125. Subject to the provisions of this Act all moneys borrowed
or reborrowed by the Corporation whether under this Act or after
the passing of this Act under any other power in that hehalf for
the time being vested in tqem shall be borrowed reborrowed and
repaid according to the provisions of the Improvement Act of 1871 30
as amended by this Act except that section three hundred and
sixty-seven (Power to Public Works Loan Commissioners to lend
money) of that Act shall not extend or apply to the borrowing or
reborrowing of any moneys under the powers or after the passing of
this Act. 35
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement .Act 1876. 65
126. Nothing- in this Act shall preiudicially affect any charge Pr_iot~ty 01 t ..., J e:111 mg mor -
on the corporate estates or on any undertaking of the Corporation gagea.
or on the Borough Fund and Borough Rate or any of theni. by way
of mortgage or otherwise subsisting at the passing of this Act and
5 every mortgagee or incumbrancer or person for the time being
entitled to the benefit of any such charge shall have the same
priority of charge and all. the like rights and remedies in respect of
the property subject to his charge as if this Act had not been passed
and all such charges created before the passing of this Act shall
10 during the subsistence thereof have priority over any mortgage or
charge granted or created under this Act on the same security.
127. Any mortgage or other security granted by the Corporation
for securing the repayment of the sum of one hundred ihousand
pounds advanced or to be advanced by the Lords Commissioners of
15 the Admiralty out of Greenwich Hospital funds or of any part
thereof shall during the continuance of any such mortgage or other
security have priority over all or any mortgages or other securities
granted under the power of this or any future Act.
Priority of 10• 11
by Admiraltv.
128 S t• fi.fi (P t b · t 1 t b · k. Provisions H • ec IOil 11y-one aymen y Ins a men S or y Slil 1ng to siHkingfnod
20 fund) of the Water Act of 1869 and sub-section four of section :,:~~;: borthirty-five
(Power to borrow for works &c. subject to Act of 1869 ;::!!C:..1r.s
altered as to payment of interest sinking fund &c.) of the Water ~:;:r:9%e
Act of 1871 are hereby repealed and all moneys borrowed before pAusing or thi•
et.
the passing of this Act for Waterworks purposes under the Water
25 Acts of 1869 and 1871 shall be repaid in the same manner as
moneys borrowed for Waterworks purposes under this Act.
129. Sub-sections four and five of section three hundred and Si~king rand
for moneys
seventy-four (repayment of money borrowed on mortgages) of the borrowed.
Improvement Act of 1871 are hereby repealed and instead thereof
30 the following provisions shall have effect (namely):
In order to discharge the principal moneys already borrowed
and now owing or hereafter to be borrowed under any
Act of Parliament the Corporation shall in every year
after the dates hereinafter in that behalf prescribed
35 appropriate out of the Borough fund and set apart as
22 R
66 Pl,,e Huddersfield Waterworks a~d Improvement A.et 18i6.
sinking funds which may be accumulated at interest in
the hands of" the bankers of the Corporation and when
and so soon as the same shall have amounted to the sum
of ten thousand pounds shall be invested from time to
time and accumulated in the way of compound interest 5
by investing the same respectively on such securities
as Trustees are by law for the time being authorised
to invest trust moneys in or on security of mortgages
debentures debenture stock or annuity certificate
granted or issued under any Act under which the Cor- IO
poration are authorised to borrow money such sums
of money as will with accumulations in the way of
compound interest be sufficient after payment of all
expenses to pay off the moneys so boi-rowed in the
following periods (that is to say) :- 15
As to moneys for Waterworks purposes m one
hundred years ;
As to moneys for all other purposes in sixty years;
The appropriation for the said sinking funds shall commence
as follows (namely): 20
For repayment of moneys borrowed and now owing
for Waterworks purposes on the first day of
January one thousand eight hundred and
seventy-nine:
For repayment of moneys to be borrowed for 25
Waterworks purposes after the passing of this
Act on the first day of January next after t~e
expiration of ten clear years from the time
of borrowing such moneys ;
For repayment of moneys borrowed and now owing 30
for other than Waterworks purposes on the
first day of July one thousand eight hundred
and seventy-five ;
For repayment of moneys to be borrowed after the
passing of this Act for other than Waterworks 35
5
10
15
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876. 67
purposes on the first day of January next after
the expiration of three clear years from the
time of borrowing such moneys ;
Every sinking fund existing at the passing of this Act
shall be transferred to the sinking fund to be accumulated
under this Act for repayment of moneys borrowed
thereunder for the like purpose for the repayment of
which the transferred fund was accumulated;
The Corporation may at any time apply the whole or part
of any sinking fund set apart by them in or towards
the repayment of the borrowed moneys for the repayment
of which such sinking fund was set apart in such
order and manner as they deem propei: provided that in
such case they pay into such sinking fund in each year
afterwards and accumulate as hereinbefore prescribed
until the whole of the borrowed moneys to which such
sinking fund is applicable are discharged a sum equal
to the interest produced by the sinking fund or part
thereof when so applied.
20 130. The Town Clerk shall within twenty-one days after the A.nnuai return
. ti f h d . h" h . • d t b to Local expira On O eac year urmg W lC any sum 18 require O e Government
set apart for any sinking fund under this Act transmit to the ~i!;:!t!h
Local Government Board a return in such form and verified in •inkinr fund'·
such manner as that Board may from time to time prescribe
25 showing · the amount which has been invested for the purpose of
such sinking fund during the year next preceding the making
of such return and the description of the securities upon which
the same has been invested and the purposes to which any
portion of the moneys invested for the sinking fund has been
30 applied during the same period and the total amount if any
remaining invested at the end of the year and in the event of any
wilful default in making such return the Town Clerk shall be liable
to a penalty not exceeding twenty pounds. If it appear tn the
Local Government Board by such return or otherwise that the
35 Corporation have failed to set apart the sum required by this
Act for the sinking fund or have applied any portion of the
moneys set apart for that fund to any other purposes than those
Power to
reburrow.
Power to illue
debenture
stock.
Expen11e1 of
eucuting Act.
68 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement .tlct 1876.
authorised by this Act the Local Government Board may by order
direct that a sum not exceeding double the amount in respect
of which such default shall have been made shall be set apart and
invested or applied by the Corporation as part of the sinking fund
and any such order may be enforced by mandamus to be obtained 5
by the Local Government Board.
131. If the Corporation pay off any money otherwise than by
means of a sinking fund or out of the proceeds of the sale of land
acquired under the powers of this Act they may reborrow the
same and so from time to time. 10
132. Any money by this Act authorised to be raised may be
raised by the creation and issue of _debenture stock under and
according to the provisions of "The Local Loans Act 1875" and
of this Act and the form of the certificate and of the transfer of
such stock may be as set forth in the Fifth Schedule to this Act. 15
133. All expenses incurred by the Corporation in carrying into
execution the provisions of this Act ( except such of those expenses
as are to be paid out of borrowed moneys) shall be paid as follows
(that is to say) :
Expenses other than those of or connected with Waterworks 20
and Water supply
out of the Borough Fund ;
Expenses of and connected with Waterworks and Water
supply
out of the Water revenue ;
Expenses of and connected with the manufacture of Gas and
Gas supply
25
out of the Gas revenue and all deficiencies in the Water and Gas
revenue shall be met out of the Borough Fund and all moneys payable
to or receivable by the Corporation under this Act or any bye- 30
law thereunder shall be carried to the Borough Fund and to the
credit of the proper account therein.
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement A.et 1876. 69
134. Section 341 of the Improvement Act of 1871 (Assessment ADe~thsment lor t1 ea
for tithes railways &c. in certain' cases) shall extend and apply to any railway• &c.
rate made under the authority or for the purposes of this Act or as
security for any money borrowed under the like authority or for the
5 like purposes as fully as if that section had been expressly re-enacted
in this Act with reference thereto.
135. The Corporation shall not be bound to see to the execu- Corporationd
not to regar
tion of any trust whether express or implied or constructive to truta.
which any loan or security for loan given by them may be subject
10 but the receipt of the person in whose name any loan or security
for loan stands in the register book of the Corporation shall from
time to time be a sufficient discharge to the Corporation in respect
thereof notwithstanding any trusts to which such loan or security
may be subject and whether or not the Corporation have had
15 express or implied notice of any such trust or of any charge or
incumbrance upon or transfer of such loan or security or any part
thereof or interest therein not entered on their register and the
Corporation shall not ·be bound to see to the application of the
money paid on any such receipt or be answerable or accountable
20 for any loss mis-application or non-application of any of such
money ..
136. The Corporation may if they think fit cause the financial Abeccoudnta maty ma e·up o
year for all or any of the matters under their administration to ~Ist December m every year.
commence on the first of January and the accounts thereof to
25 be made up annually to the thirty-first of December next preceding.

137. Section thirty-eight (Days of payment of water rent) of ~:~: ;; P•Y·
the Water Act of 1871 is hereby repealed and the Water rents shall Water rents.
be payable on such days as the Corporation may from time to
30 time prescribe and section seventy-four (Water rent to be paid in
advance) of the Water Act of 1869 shall be construed accordingly.
138. The repeal by this Act of any enactment shall not unless Suing from
so expressly provided affect the validity invalidity effect or con- ~~;:. 0 r
sequence of anything already done or suffered or any existing status
35 or capacity or any right already acquired or accrued or any debt
22 S
Compensation
may be in
I and or works.
Copie• of .A.et
with index
to be kept
and sold.
Expenses of
,\et.
70 The Huddersfield Waterworks Md Improoement Act 1876.
owing to or by the Corporation or any penalty incurred or any
remedy or proceeding in respect of such right or debt or penalty or
the proof of any past act or thing.
139. The Corporation whenever they are by any enactment
required to make compensation to any person interested in any 5
lands or buildings may by agreement with such person make such
compensation wholly or partly in works or land.
140. The Corporation shall cause copies of this Act with an
index to the contents thereof in each copy to be printed and to be
at all times after the expiration of one month from the commence- 10
ment of this Act kept in the office of the Town Clerk open to
inspection of any person on payment uf a fee not exceed.in{? one
shilling and to be at all times as aforesaid sold at that office to all
persons applying for the same at a price not exceeding two shillings
and six pence and if at any time the Corporation fail to comply 15
with the requisitions of this section they shall be liable to a penalty
not exceeding twenty pounds and to a further penalty not exceeding
one pound for every day during which such failure continues after
notice thereof given to them.
141. All the costs charges and expenses preliminary to and of 20
and incidental to the preparing applying for obtaining and passing
of this Act shall be paid by the Corporation out of the Borough
Fund and shall be debited to such accounts as the Corporation
think fit.
LSCHEDULES
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improoement ..d.ct 1876. 71
SCHEDULES REFERRED TO IN THE lfOREGOING ACT.
THE FIRST SCHEDULE.
PART I.
Lands for Gasworks and Conversion of Residual Products.
Lands now belonging or reputed to belong to the Corporation on which or parts of
which their existing Gasworks are constructed namely:-
(A) A piece of land situate on the west side of the canal m Leeds Road contammg
two thousand three hundred and fifty-five square yards or thereabouts held
under lease dated the thirteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and
fifty-seven for a term of sixty years from the first day of December one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven at the yearly ground-rent of thirtynine
pounds five shillings and renewable every twenty years on payment of a
fine of one year's improved value;
(B) A piece of land situate on the east side of the canal m Leeds Road contammg
seven thousand nine hundred and sixty-five square yards or thereabouts held
under lease dated the twenty-third day of June one thousand eight hundred
and fifty-nine for a term of sixty years from the twenty-ninth day of
September one thousand eight ~undred and fifty-six at the yearly groundrent
of one hundred and thirty-two pounds fifteen shillings and renewable
every twenty years on payment of two hundred and sixty:five pounds ten
shillings as a fine;
( c) Three pieces of land sit'Ullte respectively in Leeds Road and containing together
four thousand nine hundred and nineteen square .,yards or thereabouts held
under lease dated the twenty-sixth day of March one thousand eight hundred
and sixty-one for a term of ninety-nine years from the twenty-fifth day of
March one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one at the yearly ground-rent
of one hundred and thirty-seven pounds ten shillings and four pence;
72 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
(D) A piec.e ofland sit.uate in Leeds Road and containing eight hundred and fortythree
square yards or thereabouts held under lease dated the twenty-ninth
day of July one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three for a term of sixtyyears
from the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-one at the yearly ground-rent of fourteen pounds one shilling and
renewable every twenty years on payment of one year's full improved value
as a fine;
(E) A piece of land situate in or near Leeds Road and containing three thousand
two hundred square yards or thereabouts held under lease dated the twentythird
day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight for a term
of sixty years from the first day of December one thousand eight hundred
and sixty-six at the yearly ground-rent of forty pounds and renewable every
twenty years on payment of eighty pounds as a fine;
(F) A piece of land situate in Gasworks Street Leeds Road contammg sixteen
thousand four hundred and ten square yards or thereabouts held under lease
dated the seventeenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventyfour
for a term of nine hundred and ninety-nine years from the twenty-ninth
day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one at the yearly
ground-rent of three hundred and forty-one pounds seventeen shillings and
six pence;
(G) A piece ofland situate in Moldgreen Huddersfield containing four thousand six
hundred and forty-five square yards or thereabouts held under lease dated the
seventh day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one for a
term of nine hundred and ninety-nine years from the twenty-ninth day of
September one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight at the yearly groundrent
of seventy-seven pounds eight shillings.
PART II.
Additional Lands for Gasworks and Conversion of Residual Products.
Certain l1mds containing five acres or thereabouts and situate in the said township and
parish of Huddersfield bounded on the west by land of or reputed to belong to Sir John
Ramsden baronet set out for the said intended new street from Aspley to Leeds Road and
· buildings thereon in the occupation of John Douglas Close and John Terrington Gibson on
the north in part by other land of or reputed to belong to 8ir John Ramsden baronet
set out for an intended street in continuation of Gasworks Street and in other part by the
boundarv line of the township of Dalton in the said parish of Kirkheaton on the east
by the Rinr Coyne and on the south in part by the boundary line of the said township
of Dall.On and in other part by other land of or reputed to belong to Sir Joh11 Ram~den
baronet in the occupation of the said William Henry Taylor and others
Tlte Huddersfield Waterworks and Improoement Act 1876. 73
PART III.
Lands for Covered Markets.
Land and ground now known and used as the lower market and shambles and
bounded northward by King Street southward by Victoria Street eastward by Shambles
Lane and west~ard by Victoria Lane also upon or over the street called Shambles Lane
from its junction with Victoria Street for about seventy yards in length towards King
Street also land or ground situate to the east of and adjoining to Shambles Lane from its
junction to Victoria Street for the said distance of seventy yards or thereabouts towards
King Street and for a distance eastwards of Shambles Lane towards Queen Street of
eighteen yards or thereabouts towards the said length.
PART IV.
Lands for a cattle market and fair $1'ound and slaughter-houses.
Certain closes of land belonging or reputed to belong to Sir John Ramsden baronet
situate within the township and parish of Huddersfield and bounded northwardly in part
by the Hebble Beck or stream and in other part by Hillhouse Lane eastwardly in part by
the Huddersfield Canal and in other part by land belonging or reputed to belong to the
said Sir John Ramsden baronet in the occupation of William Learoyd southwardly by
land belonging or reputed to belong to Sir John Ramsden baronet in the occupation
of William Learoyd and others and westwardly in part by land belonging or reputed to
belong to Sir John Ramsden baronet set out and intended for a street to be called
Great Northern Street and in other part by property belonging or reputed to belong
to Sir John Ramsden baronet in lease to William Waite and in the occupation of
Francis Senior and others.
PART V.
Lands for Hospitals.
(A) A plot of ground with buildings thereon known as the Old Workhouse situate
in Blacker Lane Birkby in the township and parish of Huddersfield belonging or re.
puted to belong to the overseers of the poor for the township of Huddersfield bounded
22 'l'
7 4 The Huddersfield Waterworks tffld Impror,ement Act 1876.
on the north by Blacker Lane on the east by land belonging or reputed to belong to
Sir John Ramsden baronet· and in the occupation of John Stead and George Kaye
on the south by land belonging or reputed to belong to the trustees of Armytage's
Charity in the occupation of -James Warnes and Benjamin Crampton and on the west
partly by vacant land of the said overseers and partly by other land of the said trustees
also in the occupation of the said James Warnes which said premises or part thereof
were formerly occupied by the said overseers as a workhouse but are now disused for
that purpose, and in the occupation of the Corporation -and used as a hospital.
(n) A plot of land containing one acre one rood and thirty-eight perches or thereabouts
lately belonging or reputed to belong to the trustees of W ormald's Charity but
now to Sir John Ramsden and in the occupation of Edward Dyson situate at Benholmley
in the township and parish of ,\lmondbury bounded on the north by Benholmley Lane
and on the other sides by other land lately belonging or reputed to belong to the said
trustees but now to Sir John Ramsden.
Tke Huddersfield Waterworks a,n,d ImpNJ1Jement Act 1876. 75
THE SECOND SCHEDULE.
TOLLS STALLAGES AND RENTS.
,. d.
From the occupier of each shop accordin~ to the size and dimensions of the same
namely :-for each and every superficial foot thereof inside measure per day O 1
From the occupier of each stand for vegetables or other articles raised above the ground
with progressive steps or benches according to the size and dimensions of the same :-
for each and every superficial foot thereof per day not exceeding O 1
:From the occupier of each other stand or benl'h according to the size and dimeosions of
the same:-for eal'h market day or other day in the week not exceeding O 1
From the occupier of each compartment or space on the surface of the ground acr.ording
to the size and dimension11 of the same namely :-for each and every superficial foot
thereof for each market day or other day in the week not. exceeding • 0 1
From the occupier of each standing on the fish markets according to the size and dimensions
of the same :-for each and every superficial foot thereof for each market day
or other day in the week not exceeding O 1
And for every bull cow ox steer or heifer if sold by the carcase 2 6
And for every calf sheep lamb or pig if sold by the carcase O
And so in proportion for every leas quantity than the eDtire carcase.
And for the following (if not exposed for sale on any stall or standing place to be taken as
above) the following ~urns of money for each and every day of the week (that is to
say):-
Wheat barley peas and beans in the grain per sack of four imperial bushels . 0 4
Fwua .
. For every load consisting of twelve score pounds in weight
OATMEAL,
For every load consisting of twelve score pounds in weight
POTATOES.
Per load bag
Per ~alf-load bag and iess quantity
Half-load sack containing one hundred and twenty pounds
. 0 4
0 3
0 1
0 O½
0 Ot
76 The Huddersfield Waterwo1·ks and Improvement Act 1876.
A load sack
A cartload not exceeding twelve sacks
A cartload exceeding twelve sacks
IMAGES i\ND PICTURES.
s. d.
0
] 0
1 6
A large board or basket O 2
A smaller one O 1
From every person standing or walking in any open space in the market place and exposing
to sale 1rny cutlery hardware mercery smallware or goods of any kind per day . 0 2
For every cwt.
In hampers or boxes from 2d. to
A large basket
A small basket
A crate of eggs
A cartload
CHEESE.
BUTTER A ND Eoos.
FISH.
Hamper or pannier box or other package .
EARTHENWARE AND GLASSES.
. 0 2
0 4
0 2
0
0 4
0 6
0 1
When set out for sale upon the ground according to the quantity and the quality of the
space or ground covered with the same from 6d. to . 4 O
A large basket
A small basket
FLOWERS FLOWER RooTs AND PLANTS,
CALICOES CLOTH LINEN AND ARTICLES OP DRESS.
Each skip or basket according to the size thereof and quantity of goods from 2d. to
PROVISIONS.
A basket barrow or small board from 2d. to
CooPEn's WARE.
A skip according to sise from :?d. to
0 2
0 I
• l) 6
0 4
0 6
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement A.et 1876. 77
FRUIT.
Single horse cartful
Hamper basket whisk.et or tub under one bushel imperial measure
Ditto exceeding one bushel but not exceeding one and a-half bushels
Hogshead
Tierce .
Chest .
Box
And so on in proportion for every exceu.
VEGETABLES OP ALL SORTS :&XCEPT PoTATOEI.
A cartload according to bulk from 4d. to
A cartload when loaded on the wings higher than the body according to the bulk from ls.
to
Hamper basket bag sack barrow or tub not exceeding one bushel imperial measure
For a greater quantity per bushel
POULTRY.
A basket containing more than aix head
A basket containing six head or less
BACON OR Poax:.
For every tlitch
In every tierce barrel or other package per cwt ..
A large basket or board
A smaller ditto
A ~artload
A cartload
PASTRY SPICES AND CONFECTIONERY.
Co.A.LS Tut\F AND OTHER FUEL.
PorTERYWARE.
Snows A.ND PuBLIC Exe1B1T10Ns.
Per superficial foot from a halfpenny to •
Boox:s OLD IaoM A.ND SMALL WA.RE.
A cartload or stall
Flower boards or baskets according to quantity and quality from 6d. to •
22 u
.s. d.
I O
0 O½
0 1
0 4
0 3
0 2
0 I
1 6
1 6
0 O½
0 Oj
0 4
0 2
0 2
0 2
0 2
0 1
0 4
0 4
I 0
1 0
I 0
78 The Hudder8field Waterworks and Impror,emet1t A.et 1876.
For a cartload
Ba1ket .
Nun.
WHITE SAND Baoows AND Buows.
For a cartload
Basket
Per sack of three imperial bushels
OATS.
HAY AND STRAW.
For each and every cartload of hay 1traw grass or vetches or other artiele commodity or
,. d.
0 4
0 I
0 4
0 I
0 3
thing !3Xposed for public sale if drawn by one horse or other beast per day the sum of O 4
Ditto ditto when retailed . 0 8
And when any of the preceding articles are brought in a waggon inst.ead of a cart
double the amount of the tolls fixed and appointed to be taken for the 1ame when
brought in a cart shall be taken.
WXIGHINO AND MBASURING.
For weighing every waggon cart or carriage of any description any •um not exceeding 1 0
For weighing any goods wares merchandise or other article or thing if under the weight
of 20 lbs. • 0 Of
If 20 lbs. and not exceeding 100 0 1
And for every I 00 lbs. or fraction of 100 Iba. over and aboTe the first 100 lb•• 0 1
CATTLE.
For each horse mule or a,s per day not exceeding
For each bull ox cow or other like cattle per day not uoeeding
For each calf per day not exceeding
For each •beep or •wine per day not exceeding •
1 0
0 6
0 3
0 3
Tke Rudders.field Waterworks and lmpro'Dement A.et 1876. 79
THE THIRD SCHEDULE.
Oerti.ficate of Disease ~c. under Section 67.
HUDDERSFIELD WATER AND IMPROVEMENT ACT 1876.
Section 67.
To the Corporation of the Borough of Huddersfield.
Pursuant to the above-mentioned Act I hereby certify and declare that in
my opinion the undermentioned person is suffering from a disease within the
terms of such section.
Dated the day of
(Signed)
Name of person suffering from the disease:
Situation of the building wherein such person is:
Name of occupier or other person having the charge
management or control of the building or room :
18 .
N.B.-This certificate must (under penalty of £5 in case of neglect) be forthwith
taken by the occupier or other person having the charge management
or control of the building or room wherein the inmate suffering from
the disease is to the sanitary office or police station of the Corporation
and delivered to the officer clerk or servant of the Corporation who
shall be found in attendance there.
80 The Huddera.field Waterworks a-nd Improvement A.et 1876.
THE FOURTH SCHEDULE.
Describing lands and buildings of which portions only are required.
Pariah.
Huddersfield .
Almondbury .
Numbers on depoeit.ed plans (all ineluain).
1 to 8, 10, 12, 14 to 27, 31 to 36, 39, 40, 79 to 85, 167 to
172, 219, 220, 230A, 230c, 234, 296 to 307, 318 to 320,
and 322.
2, 7 to 14, 54, 59, and 65 to 68.
The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improoemen, Act 18'i6. 81
Certificate No.
Registered No.
THE FIFTH SCHEDULE.
Form of Certificate of Debenture Stock.
Huddersfield Corporation Debenture Stock.
Amount£.
This is to certify that of is registered
in the books of the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough of Huddersfield in the .
West Riding ef the-oouoty of Y4Fk as the proprietor of pounds
sterling lluddersfield Corporation Debenture Stock created by virtue of the Huddersfield
Water and Improvement Act 1876 bearing interest at the rate of £
per centum per annum payable half-yearly on the first day of Ji°ily and the first day of
Jan.nary in each year the first payment to be made on the day of
next.
Given under the common seal of the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borou~h
of Huddersfield in the West Riding of the county of York this day of
0
Borough Treasurer.
Entered A.D. 18
Accountant.
NoTE.-This stock certificate must be deposited with the deed of tl-ansfer whether
for the whole or any portion thereof before a new certificate can be issued in exchange.
All certificates will bear the common seal of the Corporation.
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82 The Huddersfield Waterworks and Improvement Act 1876.
Form of Transfer of Debenture Stock.
I of
sum of pounds paid to me by of
in consideration of the
do hereby
transfer to (hereinafter called the transferee) the sum of
pounds Huddersfield Corporation Debenture Stock with all interest due and to become due
theroon to hold unto the transferee his executors administrators and assigns subject to the
several conditions on which I held the same at the time of the execution hereof and I the
transferee do hereby agree to take the same debenture stock subject to the same conditions.

As witness our hands and seals thi1
in the year of our Lord l 87 •
day of
e
e

THE HUDDERSFIELD WATERWORKS
AND IMPROVEMENT
ACT 1876.
AN
ACT
To enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses
of the Borough of Huddersfield to abandon
the enlargement of W essenden Reservoir and
to construct a new Reservoir in lieu thereof
-to make new Streets and Street Improvements-to
extend the limits of Gas and Water
supply-and to make further Provision for the
Improvement and Government of the Borough
-and for other purposes.
rROYAL ASSENT, 13TH JULY, 1876.]
39 & 40 VICT.-SESS. 1876.
JOSEPH BATLEY,
Town Clerk,
Huddersfield.
DYSON AND co.,
24, Parliament Street, Westminster,
Parliamentary Agents.
Nichols and Sons, Printors, 25, Parliament Street.

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