London Gazette (13/Nov/1846) - Manchester and Leeds Railway

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Manchester and Leeds Railway.

Branch from the Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway to Barnsley and Extension of Holmfirth Branch.

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 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-Lyme, 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, Knott Lanes, and Hartshead, 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.

London Gazette (13/Nov/1846) - Manchester and Leeds Railway

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