London Gazette (11/Nov/1846) - Huddersfield and Manchester Railway

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Huddersfield and Manchester Railway

Branch from Oldham to Ashton and Guide Bridge.

Notice is hereby given, that application is in tended to be made to Parliament, in the ensuing session, for an Act to alter, amend, extend, and enlarge, or to repeal, some of the powers and provisions of the Acts following, or some of them, that is to say, The Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Act, 1845; the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal (Huddersfield Diversion and Cooper Bridge Branch) Act, 1846, and the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal (Oldham Branch) Act, 1846, and to enable the said Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company to make and maintain the following railways, or some of them, with all proper works, approaches, and conveniences connected therewith respectively, that is to say, a railway commencing by a junction with the Stockport and Guide Bridge branch of the London and North-Western Railway, near Guide Bridge, in the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the county of Lancaster, and terminating at or in the town of Oldham aforesaid, by a junction with the proposed Mumps extension of the Manchester and Leeds Railway, at or near Mumps Mill in Oldham aforesaid, and passing from, in, through, or into and along the several parishes, townships, extra-parochial and other places of Ashton-under-Lyne, Prestwich-cum-Oldham, Audenshaw, Ashton Town Division, Hartshead, Knott Lanes, and Oldham, all in the county of Lancaster, with two several short branches there from to join the Ashton branch of the Manchester and Leeds Railway, commencing and passing in and through and terminating in the said parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, at or near the town of Ashton under-Lyne, and near to the point where the said intended railway will cross the said Ashton branch of the Manchester and Leeds Railway; a branch railway, commencing by a junction with the said intended railway lastly hereinbefore described, at a point near Fairbottom, in the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the county of Lancaster, and terminating by a junction with an intended line of railway proposed to be formed by the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company from the Manchester and Birmingham Branch of the London and North-Western Railway in Manchester, to Spring Head Mills, in the township of Quick, in the West Riding of the county of York, and known by the name of the Extension to Manchester through the Medlock Valley, at or near Althill, in the said parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, and which said branch railway will pass, in, through, into, and along the parishes, townships, extra-parochial and other places of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the county of Lancaster.

And it is also intended by such Act, to take power to stop up, alter, or divert, whether temporarily or permanently, all turnpike and other roads, and highways, railways, tramways, aqueducts, canals, streams, and rivers within the aforesaid parishes, townships, and extra-parochial or other places, or any of them, which it may be necessary to stop up, alter, or divert, by reason of the construction of the said intended works, or any of them.

And it is further intended by such Act, to vary or extinguish all existing rights or privileges in any manner connected with the lands proposed to be purchased or taken for the purposes of the said undertaking, or which would in any manner impede or interfere with the construction, maintenance or use thereof, and to confer other rights and privileges, and to authorize and enable the said Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company, to purchase lands and houses by compulsion or agreement, for the purposes of the said intended works, and to levy tolls, rates, and duties in respect of the use of the said intended railways, and to alter, vary, or increase the tolls, rates, and duties authorized by the said recited Acts, and to grant certain exemptions from the payment of such tolls, rates, and duties.

And it is also proposed by the said intended Act to enable the said Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company to raise a further sum of money for all or any of the purposes aforesaid, and for other purposes of or in relation to the said company.

And notice is hereby further given, that maps, plans, and sections of the said intended railways and works, and of the lands and houses proposed to be taken for the purposes thereof, together with books of reference to such plans, containing the names of the reputed owners, lessees, and occupiers of such lands, will be deposited on or before the thirtieth day of November, in the present year, with the clerk of the peace for the county of Lancaster, at his office in Preston, and with the clerk of the peace for the West Riding of the county of York, at his office in Wakefield, and that a copy of so much of the said plans, sections, and books of reference as relates to each of the parishes in or through which the said intended railways and works are intended to be made, will, on or before the said thirtieth day of November, be deposited with the parish clerks of those parishes respectively at their respective residences.

Dated this seventh day of November, 1846.

Worthington, Earle, and Berry, Manchester,
Brook and Freeman, Huddersfield

Deviations and alterations in Oldham Branch Extension to Manchester through Medlock Valley, and Branch from Oldham to the said Extension line.

Notice is hereby given, that application is intended to be made to Parliament in the ensuing session, for an Act to alter, amend, extend and enlarge, or to repeal some of the powers and provisions of the Acts following, or some of them, that is to say, The Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Act, 1845; The Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal (Huddersfield Diversion and Cooper Bridge Branch) Act, 1846; and the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal (Oldham Branch) Act, 1846, and to enable the said Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company to make and maintain the following railways, or some of them, with all proper works, approaches, and conveniences connected therewith respectively, that is to say,—

A railway commencing at, or by a junction with the main line of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway, now in course of construction, at or near Shaw Hall Bank, in the township of Quick, in the West Riding of the county of York, and terminating at, or in the town of Oldham, in the town ship of Oldham, in the parish of Prestwich cum Oldham, in the county of Lancaster, by a junction with the proposed Mumps Extension of the Manchester and Leeds Railway, at or near Mumps Mill, and passing in, through, into, or along the several parishes, townships, extra-parochial and other places of Rochdale, Saddleworth, Quick, Lydgate and Lees, in the West Riding of the county of York, and Ashton under Lyne, Prestwich cum Oldham, Knottlanes, Hartshead, Lees and Oldham, Oldham above Town and Oldham below Town, in the county of Lancaster.

A railway commencing by a junction with the before-mentioned intended railway at or near Spring Head Mill, in the said township of Quick, and terminating by a junction with that part of the London and North Western Railway heretofore called the Manchester and Birmingham Railway, at or near the bridge of the said last-mentioned railway, over Fairfield Street, in the parish and township of Manchester, and the county of Lancaster, and passing in, through, into, or along the parishes, townships, extra-parochial, and other places of Rochdale, or Saddleworth, Quick, Lydgate, and Lees, in the West Riding of the county of York, and Prestwich, Oldham, Prestwich cum Oldham, Chadderton, Ashton under Lyne, Rochdale, Beswick, Manchester, Knottlanes, Hartshead, Audenshaw, Cross Bank, and Lees Mossley, Alt, Althill and Alt Edge, Wood Park and Knottlanes, Woodhouses, Waterhouses, and Little Moss and North Street, Failsworth, Droylsden, Newton, Bradford, Ardwick, Ancoats, and Manchester, in the county of Lancaster.

A railway commencing at or in the town of Oldham aforesaid by a junction with the proposed Mumps Extension of the Manchester and Leeds Railway, at or near Mumps Mill aforesaid, and terminating by a junction with the intended line of railway secondly hereinbefore described, at or near Holt Lane Farm, in the township of Failsworth, in the parish of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, and passing in, through, into, or along the several parishes, townships, and extra-parochial or other places of Prestwich cum Oldham, Prestwich, Oldham, Chadderton, Mumps, Oldham above Town, Oldham below Town, Ashton under Lyne, Knottlanes, Audenshaw, Woodpark, Waterhouses, and Little Moss, Woodhouses, and Failsworth, in the county of Lancaster.

A branch railway, commencing by a junction with the intended line of railway secondly hereinbefore described, at a point between Culcheth Hall and Cheetham Fold, in the township of Newton, in the parish of Manchester, and terminating by a junction with the Ashton branch railway of the Manchester and Leeds Railway at or near the point where such last-mentioned branch railway crosses the Rochdale canal, all in the said township of Newton, and parish of Manchester.

And it is also intended by such Act to take power to stop up, alter or divert, whether temporarily or permanently, all turnpike and other roads, and highways, railways, tramways, aqueducts, canals, streams, and rivers within the aforesaid parishes, townships, and extra-parochial or other places, or any of them, which it may be necessary to stop up, alter, or divert, by reason of the con struction of the said intended works, or any of them.

And it is further intended by such Act to vary or extinguish all existing rights or privileges in any manner connected with the lands proposed to be purchased or taken for the purposes of the said undertaking, or which would in any manner impede or interfere with the construction, maintenance, or use thereof, and to confer other rights and privileges and to authorize and enable the said Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company to purchase lands and houses by compulsion or agreement for the purposes of the said intended works, and to levy tolls, rates, and duties in respect of the use of the said intended railways, and to alter, vary, or increase the tolls, rates, and duties authorized by the said recited Acts, and to grant certain exemptions from the payment of such tolls, rates, and duties.

And it is also proposed by the said intended Act to enable the said Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company to raise a further sum of money for all or any of the purposes aforesaid, and for other purposes of or in relation to the said Company.

And power will also be taken by the said Act to enable the said Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company to abandon the formation of, and to relinquish so much of, the Oldham Branch of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway authorized by the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal (Oldham Branch) Act, 1846, within the several parishes, townships, and extra-parochial, or other places of Rochdale, Saddleworth, Quick, Lydgate, and Lees, in the West Riding of the county of York, and Ashton-under-Lyne, Prestwich-cum-Oldham, Knottlanes, Hartshead, Lees, and Oldham, in the county of Lancaster, as will be rendered unnecessary by the construction of the new line of railway firstly hereinbefore described.

And notice is hereby further given, that maps, plans, and sections of the said intended railways and works, and of the lands and houses proposed to be taken for the purposes thereof, together with books of reference to such plans, containing the names of the reputed owners, lessees, and occupiers of such lands, will be deposited on or before the thirtieth day of November, in the present year, with the clerk of the peace for the county of Lancaster, at his office in Preston; and with the clerk of the peace for the West Riding of the county of York, at his office in Wakefield, and that a copy of so much of the said plans, sections, and books of reference as relates to each of the parishes in or through which the said intended railways and works are intended to be made, will, on or before the said thirtieth day of November, be deposited with the parish clerks of those parishes respectively at their respective residences.

Dated this seventh day of November, 1846.

Worthington, Earle, and Berry, Manchester.
Brook and Freeman, Huddersfield.