London Gazette (14/Nov/1845) - Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Goole Railway

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Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Goole Railway.

NOTICE, is hereby given, that application is intended to be made to Parliament in the next session, for an Act or Acts for making and maintaining the several railways hereinafter mentioned, with all necessary and convenient stations, wharfs, staiths, landing-places, sidings, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, warehouses, offices, yards, erections, roads, communications, approaches, conveniences, and all other proper works connected with and belonging to the said railways respectively, that is to say, a main line of railway, commencing by two junctions with the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway, one of such junctions commencing in the township of Brightside Bierlow, in the parish of Sheffield, in the west riding of the county of York; and the other of such junctions commencing in the township of Kimberworth, in the Parish of Rotherham, in the said west riding, and thence passing from each of such junctions from, through, or into the several parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial and other places, of Sheffield, Brightside Bierlow, Rotherham, Kimberworth, Ecclesfield, Wincobank and Shire Green, Butterthwaite, Chapel Town, High Green, and Mortomley, Tankersley, Pilley, Wortley, Darfield, Worsbrough, Hound Hill, Silkstone, Stainbrough, Barnsley, Darley, Darton, Barugh, Kexborough, Roystone, Woolley, Sandal Magna, Haigh, Bretton West otherwise West Bretton, Crigglestone, Thornhill, Shitlington, Wakefield, and Horbury, or some of them, all in the said west riding; and terminating by two junctions with the Manchester and Leeds Railway, in the township of Horbury, in the parish of Wakefield, in the west riding of the county of York.

Also a railway diverging from and out of the main line of railway in the township and parish of Ecclesfield, in the said west riding of the county of York, thence passing from, throngh, or into the several parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial and other places, of Ecclesfield, High Green, and Mortomley, Chapel Town, Whitley, Grenoside, Ecclesfield, Upper Division, Southey, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield, Brightside Bierlow, or some of them, in the said west riding; and terminating by a junction with the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway, in the township of Brightside Bierlow, in the parish of Sheffield, in the said west riding.

Also another railway diverging from and out of the main line of railway, in the township and parish of Ecclesfield, in the said west riding, and thence passing from, through, or into the several parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial and other places, of Ecclesfield, High Green, and Mortomley, Chapel Town, Tankersley, Pilley, Wortley, Darfield, Worsbrough, Silkstone, and Stainbrough, or some of them, all in the said west riding; and terminating by a junction with the said main line of railway, in the township of Worsbrough, in the parish of Darfield, in the said west riding.

Also another railway, commencing by two junctions with and diverging from and out of the said main line of railway, in the township of Worsbrough, in the parish of Darfield in the said west riding; and thence passing, from, through, or into the several, parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial and other places, of Darfield, Worsbrough, Hound Hill, Silkstone, Barnsley, Stainbrough, Dodworth, Hoyland. Swaine, Thurgoland, Thurlestone, Penistone, and Oxspring, or some of them, all in the said west riding; and terminating by a junction with the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway, in the township and parish of Penistone, in the said west riding; and by a junction with the Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway, in the said township and parish of Penistone, or terminating by one of such last-mentioned junctions.

Also another railway, commencing, by two junctions with and each diverging from and out of the said main line of railway, in the township, of Barugh, in the parish of Darton, in the said west riding; and thence passing from, through, or into the several parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial and other places of Darton, Barugh, Barnby Bridge, Cawthorne, Silkstone, Dodworth, and Thurgoland, or some of them, all in the said west riding; and terminating by a junction with the last above-mentioned intended railway, in the townships of Silkstone and Thurgoland, or one of them, and in the parish of Silkstone, in the said west riding.

Also another railway diverging from and out of the said main line of railway, at or near the town of Barnsley, in the township of Barnsley, in the parish of Silkstone, in the said west riding, and thence passing from, through, or into the several parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial and other places of Silkstone, Barnsley, Darfield, Ardsley, Roystoue, Burton otherwise Monk Bretton, Carlton, and Cudworth, or some of them, in the said west riding; and terminating by two junctions with the line of the Midland, or North Midland Railway, in the townships of Cudworth, and Carlton, or one of them, in the parish of Roystone, in the said west riding.

And also a railway commencing from and out of the said last-mentioned intended railway, in the township of Burton otherwise: Monk Bretton, in the parish of Roystone, in the said west riding; and thence passing from, through, or into the. several parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial and other places of Burton otherwise Monk Bretton, Carlton, Roystone, Notton, Felkirk, Havercroft with Cold Hiendley, Wragby, Rye-Hill, Wintersett, West Hardwick, Huntwick-with-Foulby, and Nostall, Crofton, Warmfield, Sharlston, Normanton, Snydale, and Featherstone, or some of them, in the said west riding; and terminating by a junction with the Wakefield, Pontefract and Goole Railway, in the township and parish of Featherstone, in the said west riding.

And it is intended in the said Act or Acts to, insert powers to incorporate a company for executing the said proposed undertaking; and also powers, to deviate in the construction of the said several railways, from the lines or situations thereof respectively, as laid down on the plans deposited as hereinafter mentioned, to the extent shown or defined on the said plans, and to alter or divert, stop up, cut off, or cross, all such turnpike-roads, parish-roads, and other highways, canals, navigations, and railways, tram-roads, rivers, drains, brooks, streams, and watercourses, within the parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial, and other places aforesaid, as may be required to be altered or diverted, stopped up, cut off, or crossed for the purposes of such railway or railways respectively; and also, powers authorizing junctions with any railway or railways, at the commencement or termination, or on the line or course of such railways respectively, in the several, parishes, townships, hamlets, extra-parochial; and other places aforesaid, or some of them.

And it is also intended by the said Act or Acts to apply for powers to purchase lands, houses, and buildings, by compulsion or otherwise, for the purposes aforesaid, and to alter, vary, or extinguish all or any rights or privileges in any manner connected with or incident to such lands, houses, and buildings respectively, or which can in any manner impede or interfere with the execution of the aforesaid works; and also powers to levy tolls, rates, and duties, in respect of the use of such proposed railway or railways respectively, and other works, and to grant and confer such exemptions from such tolls, rates, and duties, and to confer such rights and privileges as to such company so to be incorporated as aforesaid shall seem meet.

And it is intended to apply for further power by the said Act or Acts to enable the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company to raise funds for, and to take shares in, and subscribe for or towards the making, maintaining, working, and using of the said, intended railway or railways, and other works.

And it is further intended to take powers by the said Act or Acts to enable the company to be incorporated thereby, to let on lease, or sell the said intended railway or railways, and other works, or any part or parts thereof, and all the powers, rights, and privileges of the said intended company connected therewith, to the said Manchester and Leeds Railway Company, the Sheffield and Manchester Railway Company, and the Midlands Railway Company, some or one of them; and to enable the said, specified companies, some or one of them, to purchase or rent the said intended railway or railways, and works, or any part or parts thereof respectively, and to exercise such powers, rights, and privileges, and to take tolls, rates, and duties upon or in respect thereof, and to purchase and hold lands, houses, and buildings, by compulsion or otherwise, and to exercise all powers and authorities, to be conferred by the said intended Act or Acts on the said company thereby intended to be incorporated in connection therewith; and also to authorize the company to be incorporated as aforesaid, and the said specified companies, to enter into such mutual arrangements as may be necessary or expedient for carrying out the purposes and objects of the said intended railway or railways, and works; and also to carry into effect and confirm any agreement or arrangement made, or hereafter to be made, for or in respect of the traffic passing, or which may pass, on the line of the said intended railway or railways respectively, and on the line or works, of the said specified companies, some or one of them.

And for all,or any of the purposes aforesaid it is intended to apply for powers by the said Bill or Bills, to authorize the said specified companies, some or one of them, to increase their present capital by the creation of new or additional shares, or by mortgage, or by such other ways or means as Parliament shall think fit.

And notice is hereby further given, that for all or some or one, or more of the purposes aforesaid it is intended by the said Act or Acts to alter, amend, and enlarge the powers and provisions of the several Acts relating to the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company, that is to say, the Acts of the sixth and seventh William the Fourth, chapter one hundred and eleven; the seventh of the same reign, chapter twenty-four, the second and third of Her present Majesty, chapter fifty-five; the fourth and fifth of Her said present Majesty, chapter twenty-five; the seventh and eighth of Her said present Majesty, chapter sixteen); the two Acts passed in the last session of Parliament, chapters fifty-four and one hundred and seventy-one respectively; and also of the said several Acts. relating to the said Sheffield and Manchester Railway, that is to say, the seventh William the Fourth, chapter twenty-one; and the fifth and sixth Victoria, chapter eighteen; the sixth and seventh Victoria, chapter nine, and the seventh and eighth Victoria, chapter eighty-three; and also of the several Acts relating to the Midlands Railway Company, that is to say, the seventh and eighth Victoria, chapter eighteen, and the eighth and ninth Victoria, chapters forty-nine, fifty-six, and ninety.

And notice is hereby also given, that duplicate plans, and sections, describing the line and situation of the whole of the works, and the lands in or through which they are to be made, maintained, varied, extended, and enlarged, and through which every communication to or from the works shall be made, together with a book of reference thereto, containing the names of the owners or reputed owners, lessees or reputed lessees, and occupiers of such lands respectively, will be deposited on or before the thirtieth day of November in this present year, with the Clerk of the Peace for the west riding of the county of York, at his office at Wakefield, in the said riding; and that a copy of so much of the said plans and sections as relate to each parish, in or through which the said railway or railways, and works, or any part thereof, are intended to be made or maintained, together with a book of reference thereto, will be deposited for public inspection, on or before the thirty-first day of December next, with the parish clerk of each such parish, at the respective places of abode of such parish, clerks.

Dated the fifth day of November, 1845.

Leeman and Clark, York.
Atkinson, Dibb and Bolland, Leeds.
John Marsden, Wakefield.

Solicitors for the Bill.