London Gazette (24/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 next session, by the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company, for leave to bring in a Bill to alter, amend, and enlarge the powers arid provisions of the several Acts following, relating to the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company, that is to say: “The Manchester and Leeds Railway Act, 1836,” “The Manchester and Leeds Railway Act, 1837,” “The Manchester and Leeds Railway Act, 1839,”“ “The Manchester and Leeds Railway Act, 1841,’ “The Manchester and Leeds Railway Act, 1844,” “The Manchester and Leeds Railway Act, No. 1, 1845,” “The Manchester and Leeds Railway Act, No. 2, 1845,” “The Manchester and Leeds Railway Act, 1846,” “The Ashton, Stalybridge, and Liverpool Junction Railway Act, 1844,” “The Ashton, Stalybridge, and Liverpool Junction Railway Act, 1845,” “The Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway Act, 1845,” “The Liverpool and Bury Railway Act, 1845,” “The Liverpool and Bury Railway Act, 1846;” and also of the several Acts following, relating to the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal Navigation and Railway Company, that is to say, an Act passed in the first and second years of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, an Act passed in the second and third years of the reign of His said late Majesty, an Act passed in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of His said late Majesty, an Act passed in the first and second years of the reign of Her present Majesty, and an Act passed in the ninth and tenth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, also four several acts passed in the tenth year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled respectively “An Act to incorporate the Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway Company with the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company,” “An Act to incorporate the Liverpool and Bury Railway Company with the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company,” “An Act to incorporate the Company of Proprietors of the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal Navigation and Railway with the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company,” and “An Act for vesting in the Grand Junction Railway Company and the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company, the North Union Railway, and all the works, property, and effects appertaining thereto,” “The Wakefield, Pontefract, and Goole Railway Act, 1845,” “The Wakefield, Pontefract, and Goole Railway Branches Act, 1846,” “The Wakefield, Pontefract, and Goole Railway and Port of Goole Act, 1846,” and also “The West Riding Union Railways Act, 1846,” in which said Bill it is intended to apply for powers to make and maintain the branch, and extension, railways following, with all necessary stations, erections, bridges, wharfs, warehouses, communications, and other works connected therewith, that is to say:

First. A branch railway, commencing by a unction with the Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway, now in course of construction, in a field in the occupation of Isaac Child and Jacob Child, or one of them, in the township of Shelley, in the parish of Kirkburton, in the west riding of the county of York, which in the original plan of the said last-mentioned railway, deposited with the Clerk of the Peace of the west riding of the county of York, on or before the thirtieth day of November, 1844y is numbered 2 in the said township of Shelley, and terminating by a junction with the Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Huddersfield, and Goole Railway, how in, course of construction at the point where the said last-mentioned railway is, in the plan thereof deposited with the Clerk of the Peace of the said west riding of the county of York, on or before the thirtieth day of November, 1845, shewn as crossing the Barnsley Canal near Barugh, otherwise Bargh Locks, in the township of Barugh, otherwise Bargh, in the parish of Darton, in the said west riding of the county of York, which said branch railway, and works connected therewith, will pass from, in, through, or into, or be situate within the several parishes, townships, and extra-parochial, or other places following, or some of them; that is to say, Kirkburton, Shepley, Shelley, Cumberworth, Cumberworth-Half, Emley otherwise Elmley, Skelmanthorpe, Sciset otherwise Scissett, Clayton West otherwise West Clayton, Silkstone, Penistone, Denby, High Hoyland, otherwise High Highland, Cawthorne, Darton, Kexborough, Mapplewell, Barnsley, and Barugh otherwise Bargh, all in the said west riding of the said county of York.

Secondly. A railway extending from and out of and commencing by a junction with the intended Holmfirth Branch of the said Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway, in a field in the occupation of Joseph. Cartwright, situate in the township of Wooldale, in the parish of Kirkburton, in the said west riding of the county of York, which in the original plan of the said last-mentioned railway, deposited with the Clerk of the Peace of the said west riding on, or before the thirtieth day of November, 1844, is numbered 39 in the said township of Wooldale, and terminating at a point about one hundred yards north of the new church at Holmebridge, in a field occupied by Joshua Barber and Joseph Barber, or one of them, in the township of Cartworth, in the said parish of Kirkburton, which said last-mentioned railway, and the works connected therewith, will pass from in, through, or into, or be situate within the several parishes, townships, and extra-parochial, or other places following, or some of them; that is to say, Kirkburton, Wooldale, Holmfirth, Cartworth, Almondbury, Nether Thong, Upper Thong, Austonley, Mytholmbridge, Thongsbridge, Upper Bridge, Hinchliffe Mill, Holme, and Holmebridge, all in the said west riding.

And power will be taken by the said intended Act, to abandon and relinquish so much and such part of the said Holmfirth Branch Railway, as at present authorized, as lies between the commencement of the said intended extension line in the said field numbered 39, and the terminus of such branch at or near the town or place called Holmfirth, in the township of Wooldale, in the parish of Kirkburton, in the said west riding.

And it is also intended to apply for powers to make lateral deviations from the lines of the said several railways and works, to the extent, or within the limits defined upon the plans hereinafter mentioned, and to cross, divert, alter, or stop up, whether temporarily or permanently all such turnpike-roads, parish-roads, and other highways, streets, streams, canals, sewers, pipes, navigations, bridges, rivers, railways, and tramroads within the said parishes, townships, extra-parochial and other places aforesaid, or some of them, as it may be necessary to cross, divert, alter, or stop up for the purposes of the said several railways and works, or either of them.

And notice is hereby further given, that duplicate plans and sections of the said several railways and works, together with books of reference thereto respectively, and a published map with the lines of railway delineated thereon, will be deposited, for public inspection, with the Clerk of the Peace for the said west riding of the county of York, at his office at Wakefield, in the same county, on or before the 30th day of November, 1846; and on or before which said 30th day of November, 1846, a copy of so much of the said plans and sections as relates to each parish, in, or through which the said several railways and works are intended to be made, together with a book of reference thereto will be deposited with the parish clerk of each such parish, at his place of abode.

And notice is hereby further given, that it is intended in the said bill to apply for powers for the compulsory purchase of lands and houses, and to vary or extinguish all rights and privileges in any manner connected with the lands and houses proposed to be taken for the purposes aforesaid, and also to levy tolls, rates, or duties upon or in respect of the said several railways and works, and to alter the existing, tolls, rates, or duties, authorized by the said Acts, or some of them, to be collected and to confer, vary, or extinguish exemptions from the payment of tolls, rates, and duties, and other rights and privileges.

Dated this seventh day of November 1846,

Darbishire and Lewis, Manchester,
Fenton and Jones, Huddersfield,
Solicitors.

London Gazette (24/Nov/1846) - Manchester and Leeds Railway

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