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[Drop-head title:] An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross, in the Parish of Great Chesterford in the said County

[Drop-head title:] An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross, in the Parish of Great Chesterford in the said County

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[Drop-head title:] An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross, in the Parish of Great Chesterford in the said County

by [ACTS - GEORGE II]

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London: Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1743. [2], 183-207pp, [1]. Disbound. Small marginal worm-tracks. A rare survival of a Georgian act relating to the improvement of the toll road between the parishes of Harlow and Great Chesterford, Essex. The collection of tolls, nominally raised in order to defray road maintenance expenses, was overseen by numerous 'turnpike trusts', each established by an individual act of parliament. Universally despised, and frequently corrupt, the turnpike system was eventually rendered obsolete by the rise of the railways. In 1895 the system was discontinued, when responsibility for the roads was handed to local authorities. . Folio.

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Title
[Drop-head title:] An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross, in the Parish of Great Chesterford in the said County
Author
[ACTS - GEORGE II]
Book Condition
Used
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Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1743
Size
Folio
Keywords
Government

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