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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Election of Vestries and Auditors in Parishes in Schedules (A.) and (B.)

    1. 1 & 2 W.4 c.60 repealed so far as regards Parishes in Schedules (A.) and (B.)

      1. I.The Act of the Session hoi den in the First...

    2. Vestries in Parishes named in either of the Schedules (A.) and (B.) to consist of not less than 18 or more than 120 Persons qualified and elected as after provided.

      1. II.The Vestry in every Parish mentioned in either of the...

    3. Such Parishes with more than 2,000 rated Householders to be divided into Wards.

      1. III.Each of the said Parishes which at the Time of...

    4. Power to Secretary of State to appoint Persons to set out the Wards, and apportion Number of Vestrymen to be elected.

      1. IV.One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State shall, as...

    5. If relative Amounts of Population of Wards vary in any future Census, the Numbers of Vestrymen maybe altered.

      1. V.When at any Time, upon any Account taken of the...

    6. Qualification of Vestrymen.

      1. VI.The Vestry elected under this Act in any Parish shall...

    7. As to the First Election of Vestrymen under this Act.

      1. VII.The First Election of Vestrymen under this Act in every...

    8. The full Number of Vestrymen to be chosen at First Election, and existing Vestries superseded.

      1. VIII.At the First such Election of Vestrymen as aforesaid for...

    9. As to the Term of Office of Vestrymen elected at First Election, and as to future Elections.

      1. IX.One Third of the Vestrymen first elected under this Act...

    10. Vacancies to be filled up at annual Elections.

      1. X.At every Election of Vestrymen tinder this Act, except the...

    11. Appointment of Auditors of Accounts for Parishes in Schedules (A.) and (B.)

      1. XI.For every Parish mentioned in either of the Schedules (A.)...

    12. As to the Term of Office of Auditors.

      1. XII.The Auditors first elected under this Act in any Parish...

    13. Notice of Elections.

      1. XIII.The Churchwardens of every Parish mentioned in either of the...

    14. Churchwardens to appoint Persons to preside at Ward Elections.

      1. XIV.Where any Parish is divided into Wards, the Churchwardens, Three...

    15. Rate Collectors to assist at the Elections.

      1. XV.The Rate Collectors, or Persons appointed by them, shall attend...

    16. Form of Proceeding at Elections.

      1. XVI.On the Day of Election of Vestrymen and Auditors in...

    17. Power to demand a Poll, which shall be taken by Ballot.

      1. XVII.Provided always, That any Five Ratepayers may then and there,...

    18. Duty of Inspectors of Votes.

      1. XVIII.The Persons voting shall deposit such folded Papers in Two...

    19. Provision for Case of Equality of Votes.

      1. XIX.In case an Equality of Votes appear to the aforesaid...

    20. If in the Interval between Elections the Vestry of any Parish be reduced below Two Thirds, the Vacancies to be filled up as herein named.

      1. XX.If in the Interval between any Election under this Act...

    21. Penalty for forging or falsifying any Voting Paper or obstructing the Election.

      1. XXI.If any Person knowingly personate and falsely assume to vote...

    22. A List of Persons elected Vestrymen and Auditors by Parishioners to be published.

      1. XXII.The Inspectors shall, immediately after they have decided upon whom...

    23. Penalty on Inspector for making incorrect Return.

      1. XXIII.If any Inspector wilfully make or cause to be made...

    24. Vestries to provide Places for holding Elections, and pay Expenses of taking Poll, &c.

      1. XXIV.The Vestry of every Parish mentioned in either of the...

    25. As to Parishes having no Churchwardens.

      1. XXV.The Provisions herein-before contained shall, so far as concerns any...

    26. How Notices and Lists to be published.

      1. XXVI.Every Notice and List herein-before required to be published in...

    27. Churchwardens, &c. not complying with Act guilty of Misdemeanor.

      1. XXVII.If any Churchwarden, Overseer, Rate Collector, or other Parish Officer...

    28. Quorum of Vestries.

      1. XXVIII.All Powers or Duties to be performed by the Vestry...

    29. Meetings not to be holden in the Church.

      1. XXIX.In any Case in which the Vestry-room of any such...

    30. Meeting to elect a Chairman.

      1. XXX.At every Meeting of any Vestry under this Act, in...

  3. Formation of Parishes into Districts, and Constitution of District Boards

    1. Parishes in Schedule (B.) to be united, and form Districts, and District Boards constituted.

      1. XXXI.For the Purposes of this Act the several Parishes mentioned...

    2. Vestries to elect Members of District Boards.

      1. XXXII.The Vestry constituted by this Act in every Parish in...

    3. If relative Numbers of inhabited Houses in Parishes in any District vary on any future Census, the Numbers of Members may be altered.

      1. XXXIII.When at any Time hereafter, upon any Account taken of...

    4. As to the Term of Office of Members of District Boards elected at First Election, and as to future Elections.

      1. XXXIV.One Third of the Members of any such Board first...

    5. Elections to be held annually for supplying Vacancies occasioned by Expiration of Term of Office.

      1. XXXV.The Vestry of every such Parish shall on the First...

    6. Provision as to Parishes not electing as many as Three Members of a District Board.

      1. XXXVI.The Members of any such Board first elected for Parishes...

    7. Provision as to casual Vacancies.

      1. XXXVII.When any Member of any District Board dies, resigns, or...

    8. Powers of District Boards to be exercised at Meetings, not less than Seven Members being present.

      1. XXXVIII.All Powers and Duties vested in the Board of Works...

    9. Ordinary Meetings of District Boards.

      1. XXXIX.The First Meeting of the Board of Works for any...

    10. Special Meetings of District Boards.

      1. XL.A Special Meeting of any such Board may be convened...

    11. Chairman to be elected at Meeting of Board.

      1. XLI.Every such Board shall at every Meeting of such Board,...

  4. Incorporation of Vestries and District Boards

    1. District Boards and Vestries of Parishes in Schedule (A.) incorporated.

      1. XLII.The Board to be constituted as aforesaid for every such...

  5. Constitution and Incorporation of Metropolitan Board of Works

    1. Metropolitan Board of Works constituted and incorporated.

      1. XLIII.A Board, to be called " The Metropolitan Board of...

    2. Three Members of Metropolitan Board to be elected for the City.

      1. XLIV.The Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London,...

    3. Vestries of single Parishes and District Boards to elect Members of the Metropolitan Board.

      1. XLV.The Vestry of each of the Parishes mentioned in the...

    4. Boards for Districts of Plumstead and Lewisham united for electing a Member of Metropolitan Board.

      1. XLVI.The Districts of Plumstead and Lewisham, mentioned in the Second...

    5. The Parish of Rotherhithe and District of St. Olave united for electing a Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works.

      1. XLVII.The Parishes of Rotherhithe, Saint John Horsleydown, Saint Olave, and...

    6. As to the Term of Office of Members of Metropolitan Board elected at First Election, and as to future Elections.

      1. XLVIII.One Third of the Members first elected as aforesaid of...

    7. Elected Members of Metropolitan Board to elect a Chairman.

      1. XLIX.The Members first elected of the Metropolitan Board of Works...

    8. As to Appointment of Chairman on any Vacancy.

      1. L.Upon every Vacancy in the Office of Chairman of the...

    9. Powers of Metropolitan Board to be exercised at Meetings, not less than Nine Members being present.

      1. LI.All Powers and Duties vested in the Metropolitan Board of...

    10. Meetings of the Metropolitan Board.

      1. LII.The First Meeting of the said Metropolitan Board shall be...

    11. Chairman to preside at Meetings. In case of Vacancy, &c., a temporary Chairman to be chosen.

      1. LIII.The Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works for the...

  6. Provisions concerning Constitution, Procedure, and Officers of Metropolitan and District Boards and Vestries

    1. Disqualifications of Members of Metropolitan Board, of District Boards, of Vestries of Parishes in Schedule (A.) and (B.), and of Auditors.

      1. LIV.In case any Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works,...

    2. Members of Metropolitan and District Boards, and of Vestries of Parishes in Schedule (A.) or (B.), may resign.

      1. LV.Any Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works, or of...

    3. Retiring Members of Boards and Vestries may be re-elected.

      1. LVI.Any Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works, or of...

    4. No Resolution of Metropolitan or any District Board, or of any Vestry, to be revoked at a subsequent Meeting, unless under certain Circumstances.

      1. LVII.No Resolution or other Act of the Metropolitan Board of...

    5. Committees may be appointed.

      1. LVIII.It shall be lawful for the Metropolitan Board of Works,...

    6. Powers of Committees.

      1. LIX.Every Committee so appointed may meet from Time to Time,...

    7. Minutes of Proceedings of Metropolitan and District Boards and of Vestries to be entered.

      1. LX.Entries of all Proceedings of the Metropolitan Board of Works...

    8. All Books to be open to Inspection.

      1. LXI.All such Books shall at all reasonable Times be open...

    9. Power to Metropolitan Board, District Boards, and Vestries to appoint Officers.

      1. LXII.The Metropolitan Board of Works, and (subject to the Provisions...

    10. Clerk and Treasurer not to be the same Person.

      1. LXIII.No Person holding the Office of Treasurer under the Metropolitan...

    11. Penalty on Officers, &c. being interested in Contracts, or exacting Fees.

      1. LXIV.No Officer or Servant of the Metropolitan Board, or of...

    12. Officers, &c. intrusted with Money to give Security for duly accounting for the same.

      1. LXV.Before any Officer or Servant as aforesaid enters upon any...

    13. Metropolitan and District Boards and Vestries to provide proper Offices, and to cause daily Attendance to be given.

      1. LXVI.The Metropolitan Board of Works and every such District Board...

  7. Duties and Powers of Vestries and District Boards

    1. "Vestry" in following Provisions to mean Vestry of a Parish in Schedule (A.)

      1. LXVII.Where in the Provisions herein-after contained any Expression is used...

    2. Sewers (except Main Sewers) vested in Vestries and District Boards.

      1. LXVIII.Upon the Commencement of this Act all Sewers vested in...

    3. Vestries and District Boards to repair, &c. all Sewers vested in them, and from Time to Time to construct new ones, &c.

      1. LXIX.The Vestry of every Parish mentioned in Schedule (A.) to...

    4. Power to Vestries and District Boards to do Works of Improvement in Sewers, &c, the Expense of which to be divided between the Party liable and the Parish or District.

      1. LXX.Wherever any Party is, by Prescription, by reason of Tenure,...

    5. Gullyholes, &c. to be trapped.

      1. LXXI.Every District Board and Vestry shall, by providing proper Traps...

    6. Vestries and District Boards to cause Sewers to be cleansed, &c.

      1. LXXII.Every Vestry and District Board shall cause the Sewers vested...

    7. Vestry or District Board in certain Cases may compel Owners, &c. of Houses to construct Drains into the Common Sewer.

      1. LXXIII.If any House or Building, whether built before or after...

    8. Provision for combined Drainage of Blocks of Houses.

      1. LXXIV.If it appear to the Vestry or Board of any...

    9. No House to be built without Drains constructed to the Satisfaction of the Vestry or District Board.

      1. LXXV.It shall not be lawful to erect any House or...

    10. Notice of Buildings to be given to the Vestry or District Board before commencing the same.

      1. LXXVI.Before beginning to lay or dig out the Foundation of...

    11. Power to branch Drains into Sewers constructed by Metropolitan Board, or any Vestry or District Board under certain Regulations.

      1. LXXVII.It shall be lawful for any Person, at his own...

    12. Power to Metropolitan Board or Vestry or District Board to branch private Drains into Sewers, at the Expense of the Party to whom they belong.

      1. LXXVIII.Whenever it is necessary to open any Part of the...

    13. Vestry or District Board may agree to make House Drains at the Expense of Owners or Occupiers.

      1. LXXIX.It shall be lawful for any such Vestry or Board...

    14. Vestry or District Board may order a Contribution towards Construction of Sewers in certain Cases.

      1. LXXX.Where any Sewer in any of the Parishes mentioned in...

    15. Penalty on erecting or rebuilding Houses without pro per Waterclosets, &c.

      1. LXXXI.After the Commencement of this Act it shall not be...

    16. Power for Vestries and District Boards to authorize Inspection of Drains, Privies, and Cesspools.

      1. LXXXII.It shall be lawful for any such Vestry or Board,...

    17. Penalty on Persons improperly making or altering Drains.

      1. LXXXIII.In ease any Drain, Watercloset, Privy, Cesspool, or .Water Supply,...

    18. Where no Default found Expenses to be paid by Vestry or Board.

      1. LXXXIV.If such Drain, Watercloset, Privy, Cesspool, or Water Supply, or...

    19. Vestryor District Board to cause Drains, &c. to be put into proper Condition, &c. where necessary.

      1. LXXXV.If, upon such Inspection as aforesaid, any Drain, Watercloset, Privy,...

    20. Vestry and District Board to cause offensive Ditches, Drains, &c. to be cleansed or covered.

      1. LXXXVI.Every Vestry and District Board shall drain, cleanse, cover, or...

    21. Power to Vestries and District Boards to fill up Ditches by the Side of Roads, and substitute Pipes.

      1. LXXXVII.It shall be lawful for any Vestry or District Board,...

    22. Power to Vestries and District Boards to provide public Conveniences.

      1. LXXXVIII.It shall be lawful for every Vestry and District Board...

    23. Vestries and District Boards may transfer their Powers as to Sewerage to the Metropolitan Board of Works.

      1. LXXXIX.If any Vestry or District Board desire to transfer to...

    24. All Powers relating to paving, &c. to be vested in Vestries, and in District Boards.

      1. XC.All the Duties, Powers, and Authorities for or in relation...

    25. Saving as to Baths and Washhouses, Metropolitan Burials, Markets, and Charitable Trusts Acts.

      1. XCI.Provided always, That, save as regards the Appointment of Auditors,...

    26. Expenses incurred under existing Powers relating to paving, &c. to be deemed Expenses incurred in Execution of this Act.

      1. XCII.Provided also, That all Expenses of paving, lighting, watering, cleansing,...

    27. As to the Transfer of Property.

      1. XCIII.All Property, Matters, and Things whatsoever vested in such Commissioners...

    28. Existing Contracts, &c. to remain valid.

      1. XCIV.Provided always, That all Contracts, Agreements, Bonds, Covenants, or Securities...

    29. Existing Commissioners, &c. under Local Acts continued in Office until Commencement of this Act.

      1. XCV.Where, under the Provisions of any Local Act in relation...

    30. Powers and Duties of Surveyors of Highways, and Property vested in them, transferred to Vestries and District Boards.

      1. XCVI.Every Vestry and District Board shall, within their Parish or...

    31. Provision as to Rates already made in Parishes mentioned in Schedule (A.)

      1. XCVII.Provided always, That all Rates made previously to the Commencement...

    32. Vestry or District Board to cause Streets to be paved.

      1. XCVIII.It shall be lawful for every Vestry and District Board...

    33. Owners possessing Freehold of Courts, &c. to pave the same.

      1. XCIX.Provided always, That whenever the Freehold of any Court, Passage,...

    34. Owner of Courts to drain them, and keep the Pavement, &c. in repair.

      1. C.The Owner of any such Court, Passage, or public Place,...

    35. Vaults and Cellars under Streets not to be made without the Consent of the Vestry or Board.

      1. CI.No Vault, Arch, or Cellar shall be made under any...

    36. Vaults, &c. under Streets to be repaired by Owners or Occupiers.

      1. CII.All Vaults, Arches, and Cellars made either before or after...

    37. Provisions as to the Occupation of underground Rooms as Dwellings.

      1. CIII.Any Room of a House the Surface of the Floor...

    38. Power to District Surveyors to enter underground Rooms and Cellars.

      1. CIV.For the Purpose of enforcing the Enactment lastly herein-before contained,...

    39. Provisions for paving new Streets.

      1. CV.In ease the Owners of the Houses forming the greater...

    40. Vestry or Board may declare their Intention of repairing any Street, not being a Highway.

      1. CVI.The Vestry or District Board of ally Parish or District...

    41. Act not to authorize the making any Thoroughfare without the Consent of the Proprietor of the Estate.

      1. CVII.Nothing in this Act shall extend or be construed to...

    42. Vestries and District Boards may place Fences &c. to Footways.

      1. CVIII.It shall be lawful for every Vestry and District Board...

    43. Notice to be given by Companies to Vestries and District Boards when Pavement, &c. is required to be taken up.

      1. CIX.No Company or Person shall break up or open the...

    44. Streets not to be broken up, except under the Superintendence of Vestry or Board.

      1. CX.Whenever it is necessary, from any Cause whatever, for any...

    45. Penalty on Persons taking up Pavements neglecting to reinstate them, and to place Lights during the Night-time to prevent Accidents.

      1. CXI.If any Company or Person authorized to break up or...

    46. Vestry or District Board to direct Pavements injured by Water or Gas Pipes to be repaired by Company.

      1. CXII.In case any Part of the Pavement of any Street...

    47. Company opening the Ground to repair a Pipe discovered to belong to another Company, to give Notice to such Company, and to be reimbursed Expenses.

      1. CXIII.Provided always, That in case it be discovered, after any...

    48. Power to Vestry or District Board to reinstate Pavement, and charge the Expenses to the Parties.

      1. CXIV.Provided also, That whenever the permanent Surface or Soil of...

    49. Power for Vestry or District Board to contract with Company for restoring Pavements.

      1. CXV.It shall be lawful for the Vestry or District Board...

    50. As to the watering of Streets.

      1. CXVI.Every Vestry and District Board shall have full Power and...

    51. Vestry or District Board to cause Footways to be cleansed.

      1. CXVII.Every Vestry and District Board shall cause any Footway within...

    52. Vestries and District Boards may appoint and pay Grossing Sweepers.

      1. CXVIII.It shall be lawful for every Vestry and District Board...

    53. Owners, &c. to remove future Projections, on Notice from Vestry or District Board.

      1. CXIX.If any Porch, Shed, projecting Window, Step, Cellar Door or...

    54. Vestry or District Board may remove existing Projections, and make Compensation for the same.

      1. CXX.It shall be lawful for every Vestry and District Board,...

    55. Hoards to be erected during Repairs.

      1. CXXI.Every Person who shall build or begin to build, or...

    56. No Hoard to be erected without Licence from Vestry or District Board.

      1. CXXII.It shall not be lawful for any Person to erect...

    57. If Hoard be erected or Materials be deposited in any Manner otherwise than to the Satisfaction of the Vestry or District Board, the same may be removed.

      1. CXXIII.If any Person erect or set up in any Street...

    58. Providing against Accidents in laying out new Streets, &c.

      1. CXXIV.Every Person laying out or opening any new Street, or...

    59. Vestries and District Boards, to appoint Seavengers.

      1. CXXV.It shall be lawful for every Vestry and District Board...

    60. Penalty for obstructing Scavengers in Performance of their Duty.

      1. CXXVI.Any Occupier of any House or Land or other Person...

    61. Refuse collected to be vested in Vestry or District Board, who may dispose of the same towards defraying their Expenses.

      1. CXXVII.All Dirt, Dust, Nightsoil, Ashes, and Rubbish collected as aforesaid...

    62. Owners or Occupiers to pay Scavengers for Removal of Refuse of Trades.

      1. CXXVIII.In case any Scavenger be required by the Owner or...

    63. Dispute as to what is Refuse of Trade, &c. to be determined by-Justices.

      1. CXXIX.If any Dispute or Difference of Opinion arise between the...

    64. Vestries and District Boards to cause Streets to be lighted.

      1. CXXX.Every Vestry and District Board shall cause the several Streets...

    65. No Slaughter-house to be licensed under the 14th & 15th Vict. c.61 without Notice to Vestry or District Board.

      1. CXXXI.Before any Licence for the Use of any Place within...

    66. Vestries and District Boards to appoint Medical Officers of Health.

      1. CXXXII.Every Vestry and District Board shall from Time to Time...

    67. Appointment of Inspectors of Nuisances.

      1. CXXXIII.Every Vestry and District Board shall nominate and appoint such...

    68. Vestries and District Boards to be the Local Authorities to execute the Nuisances Removal Acts.

      1. CXXXIV.Every Vestry and District Board under this Act shall execute,...

  8. Duties and Powers of Metropolitan Board of Works

    1. Main Sewers vested in the Metropolitan Board of Works and Power to such Board to make Sewers.

      1. CXXXV.The Sewers mentioned in Schedule (D.) to this Act, being...

    2. Before Works for intercepting the Sewage are commenced, Plans, &c. to be submitted to Commissioners of Works.

      1. CXXXVI.Before the Metropolitan Board of Works commence any Sewers and...

    3. Metropolitan Board may declare Sewers to be Main Sewers, and take under their Jurisdiction Sewerage Matters under Jurisdiction of Vestries and District Boards.

      1. CXXXVII.In case it appear to the Metropolitan Board of Works...

    4. Metropolitan Board to make Orders for controlling Vestries and District Boards in Construction of Sewers, &c.

      1. CXXXVIII.The Metropolitan Board of Works shall from Time to Time,...

    5. Metropolitan Board may direct Appointments to be made for Two Parishes or Districts jointly.

      1. CXXXIX.The Metropolitan Board of Works, where it appears to them...

    6. Or may place a Street in different Parishes under the Management of One Vestry, or Part of a Parish under the Management of Vestry of adjoining Parish.

      1. CXL.It shall be lawful for the Metropolitan Board of Works,...

    7. Metropolitan Board to regulate naming of Street and numbering of Houses.

      1. CXLI.It shall be lawful for the Metropolitan Board of Works...

    8. Register to be kept of Alterations in Names of Street.

      1. CXLII.The said Metropolitan Board shall keep a Register of all...

    9. Buildings not to be brought beyond Line of Street.

      1. CXLIII.No Building shall, without the Consent in Writing of the...

    10. Power to Metropolitan Board to make Improvements.

      1. CXLIV.The Metropolitan Board of Works shall have Power to make,...

  9. Determination of Metropolitan Commission of Sewers

    1. Powers of Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers to cease.

      1. CXLV.From and after the Commencement of this Act, all Duties,...

    2. Actions, &c. not to abate, but to continue for or against Metropolitan Board of Works.

      1. CXLVI.No Action, Suit, Prosecution, or other Proceeding whatsoever, commenced or...

    3. Rates made by Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers to be recoverable under this Act.

      1. CXLVII.All Rates made by the said Commissioners previously to the...

    4. Property vested in Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers (except Sewers transferred to Vestries and District Boards) transferred to the Metropolitan Board of Works.

      1. CXLVIII.All Property, Matters, and Things whatsoever vested in the Metropolitan...

  10. Auxiliary Powers common to the Metropolitan Board of Works and to Vestries and District Boards

    1. Power to Boards and Vestries to enter into Contracts for carrying Act into execution.

      1. CXLIX.The Metropolitan Board of Works, and every District Board and...

    2. Power to Boards and Vestries to purchase Lands, &c. for the Purposes of this Act.

      1. CL.It shall be lawful for the Metropolitan Board of Works...

    3. Certain Provisions of 8 & 9 Vict. c.18 incorporated with this Act.

      1. CLI.For the Purpose of enabling the said Metropolitan Board, and...

    4. Lands not to be taken compulsorily, except by Metropolitan Board with Consent of Secretary of State.

      1. CLII.Provided always, That the Provisions of the said Lands Clauses...

    5. Previous Notice to be given.

      1. CLIII.The Metropolitan Board of Works, before applying for the Consent...

    6. Power to dispose of Lands or Property not wanted.

      1. CLIV.The Metropolitan Board of Works, and any District Board or...

    7. Owners of Land may on Sale reserve a Bight of Pre-emption.

      1. CLV.Provided always, That where any Land or any Right or...

    8. Penalty for withholding Property transferred to Metropolitan Board or any Vestry or District Board.

      1. CLVI.In case any Person having the Charge, Control, or Possession...

    9. Regulations as to breaking up Turnpike Roads.

      1. CLVII.The Metropolitan Board of Works, and any Vestry or District...

  11. Provisions for defraying Expenses of Vestries and District Boards

    1. How Sums to be raised by Vestries and District, Boards for defraying their Expenses.

      1. CLVIII.Every Vestry and District Board shall from Time to Time,...

    2. Vestries and Boards may exempt Parts not benefited by Expenditure from Payment.

      1. CLIX.Where it appears to any Vestry or District Board that...

    3. Provisions for Cases where a Part of a Parish is placed under the Management of the Vestry or Board of adjoining Parish or District.

      1. CLX.Where Part of any Parish is placed for all or...

    4. Overseers to collect the Rate in the same Manner as the Poor Rate.

      1. CLXI.The Overseers of the Poor of every Parish to whom...

    5. Public Buildings and void Spaces now rateable (except Churches and Burial Grounds) to continue rateable.

      1. CLXII.Provided always, That all such Hospitals, public Schools, and other...

    6. Land to be rated to the Sewers Rate at One Fourth Part of its annual Value.

      1. CLXIII.Provided also, That any Sewers Rate raised under this Act...

    7. Existing Exemptions in respect of Sewers Rate to be allowed.

      1. CLXIV.Provided also, That where any Property was at the Time...

    8. Existing Exemptions of Land from Lighting Rates to be allowed.

      1. CLXV.Provided also, That in every Parish or Part of a...

    9. Overseers, on Nonpayment of the Rate, shall be distrained upon; and in default of sufficient Distress the Arrears may be levied on the Parish.

      1. CLXVI.In case the Amount ordered by any such Order as...

    10. Provision for Cases where the Vestry of any Parish in Schedule (A.) make the Poor Rate.

      1. CLXVII.Where the Vestry of any Parish mentioned in Schedule (A.)...

    11. Special Persons may be appointed to levy Rates in certain Cases.

      1. CLXVIII.Any Vestry or District Board may, in case of any...

    12. Provision for Deduction by Tenants of Sewers Rate.

      1. CLXIX.As between Landlord and Tenant, every Tenant, whether his Tenancy...

  12. Provisions for defraying Expenses of Metropolitan Board

    1. Sums to be assessed upon the City and other Parts of the Metropolis by Metropolitan Board for defraying Expenses.

      1. CLXX.The Metropolitan Board of Works shall from Time to Time...

    2. Power to Metropolitan Board, or any One authorized by them, to inspect Rates made for County or Part of County within the Metropolis.

      1. CLXXI.The Clerk of the said Metropolitan Board, or any Person...

    3. Payment to be obtained from the City and from Parishes by Precepts to the Chamberlain of the City and to Vestries and District Boards.

      1. CLXXII.For obtaining Payment of the Sums so assessed upon the...

    4. Payment of Sums assessed upon the City.

      1. CLXXIII.The Chamberlain of the City of London shall, out of...

    5. Payment by Vestries and District Boards of Sums assessed by Metropolitan Board.

      1. CLXXIV.All Sums which any Vestry or District Board may be...

    6. Provision for assessing and levying Rates in Places where there is no Poor Rate.

      1. CLXXV.The Sums which may be assessed from Time to Time...

    7. Places in Schedule(C) not now under rating for Sewers not to be rated except for intercepting Sewers.

      1. CLXXVI.Provided always, That the Places mentioned in Schedule (C.) to...

    8. When Assessment is made, Notice thereof to be given, and all Persons included in the Assessment to have Liberty to inspect it, &c.

      1. CLXXVII.When such Assessment has been allowed by the said Board,...

    9. As to the Collection of the Rate charged in such Assessment.

      1. CLXXVIII.The said Board shall from Time to Time nominate One...

    10. Appeal against Assessment.

      1. CLXXIX.Provided always, That if any Person who has paid the...

  13. Provisions for discharging existing Liabilities of Boards or Bodies having Powers of paving, &c, and of the Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers

    1. Provision for discharging existing Liabilities under Local Acts relating to paving, &c.

      1. CLXXX.All Debts and Liabilities legally charged upon or payable out...

    2. Provision for Payment of Liabilities of Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers.

      1. CLXXXI.Notwithstanding the Determination or Expiration of the said Act of...

    3. Where Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers have incurred Expenses, to fee paid by Improvement Rates, &c. the Metropolitan Board may levy such Rates as remain due.

      1. CLXXXII.Where the Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers have incurred any Expenses...

  14. General Powers to Metropolitan and District Boards and Vestries to borrow

    1. Power to Boards and Vestries to borrow Money on Mortgage.

      1. CLXXXIII.It shall be lawful for the Metropolitan Board and every...

    2. Power to Commissioners acting under 14 & 15 Vict. c.23 to make Advances.

      1. CLXXXIV.It shall be lawful for the Commissioners acting in the...

    3. Form of Mortgage.

      1. CLXXXV.Every Mortgage authorized to be made under this Act shall...

    4. Repayment of Money borrowed at a Time agreed upon.

      1. CLXXXVI.The Board or Vestry making any such Mortgage may, if...

    5. Power to borrow to pay off existing Securities.

      1. CLXXXVII.It shall be lawful for the said Metropolitan Board, with...

    6. Payment of Principal and Interest may be enforced by the Appointment of a Receiver.

      1. CLXXXVIII.If at the Expiration of Six Months from the Time...

    7. Transfer of Mortgages.

      1. CLXXXIX.Any Mortgagee or other Person entitled to any Mortgage under...

    8. Sinking Fund to be formed for paying off Mortgages.

      1. CXC.For the Purpose of providing a Fund for paying off...

    9. Mode of paying off Mortgages.

      1. CXCI.When and as often as the Board or Vestry are...

  15. Audit of Accounts

    1. Accounts of Metropolitan Board, District Boards, and Vestries to be balanced up to the End of each Year.

      1. CXCII.The Metropolitan Board of Works, every, District Board, and the...

    2. Auditor of Accounts of Metropolitan Board to be appointed by Secretary of State, and remunerated by the Board.

      1. CXCIII.One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries, of, State shall, in...

    3. Auditors to be elected annually by the District Boards.

      1. CXCIV.Every District Board shall, in the Month of April in...

    4. As to the Audit of Accounts.

      1. CXCV.The Auditor of the Accounts of the said, Metropolitan Board,...

    5. Abstract of Accounts to be made.

      1. CXCVI.The Auditor or Auditors of the Accounts of the Metropolitan...

    6. Accounts of other Parochial Boards to be audited by the Auditors elected under this Act.

      1. CXCVII.In all Parishes mentioned in the Schedules (A.) and (B.)...

  16. Annual Reports

    1. Annual Reports by Vestries and District Boards.

      1. CXCVIII.Every such Vestry as aforesaid and District Board shall in...

    2. Vestry to make out and publish yearly a List of Estates Charities and Bequests, &c. with the Application thereof.

      1. CXCIX.C Every such Vestry as aforesaid shall cause to be...

    3. Annual Report of Metropolitan Board of Works.

      1. CC.The Metropolitan Board of Works shall, in the Month of...

    4. Reports, &c. of Metropolitan Board to be laid before Parliament.

      1. CCI.. Every such Report, Account in abstract, and Statement to...

  17. Byelaws

    1. Power to Metropolitan Board of Works to make Byelaws.

      1. CCII.The Metropolitan Board of Works and every District Board and...

    2. Publication of Byelaws.

      1. CCIII.All Byelaws made and confirmed as aforesaid in pursuance of...

  18. Provisions for Protection of Property and Works of Metropolitan and District Boards and Vestries, and preventing Obstruction in Execution of Works

    1. Buildings not to be made over Sewers without Consent.

      1. CCIV.No Building shall be erected in, over, or under any...

    2. Penalty on Persons sweeping Dirt into Sewers.

      1. CCV.No Scavenger or other Person shall sweep, rake, or place...

    3. Penalty for wilfully damaging, &c. Lamps or other Property of Vestries or District Boards, or of the Metropolitan Board.

      1. CCVI.If any Person wilfully take away, break, throw down, or...

    4. Persons carelessly or accidentally damaging Lamps, &c. to make Satisfaction.

      1. CCVII.In case any Person carelessly or accidentally break, throw down,...

    5. Penalty on interrupting Workmen, &c. in Execution of Duties.

      1. CCVIII.If any Person at any Time obstruct, hinder, or molest...

    6. Penalty upon Occupiers obstructing Execution of Works, or not disclosing Owner's Name.

      1. CCIX.If the Occupier of any Premises prevent the Owner thereof...

    7. Savings and Provisions in Local Acts applicable to Commissioners of Sewers to apply to Metropolitan and District Boards and Vestries.

      1. CCX.All Savings and Provisions in Turnpike, Railway, Waterworks, Improvement, and...

  19. Appeals

    1. Power to appeal against Orders and Acts of Vestries and District Boards in relation to Construction of Works.

      1. CCXI.Any Person who deems himself aggrieved by any Order of...

    2. Metropolitan Board to appoint a Committee for hearing Appeals.

      1. CCXII.The Metropolitan Board of Works shall appoint a Committee for...

  20. Retiring Allowances to Officers of Commissioners of Sewers, and Compensations to other Officers

    1. Power to grant Retiring Allowances to Persons employed under Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers.

      1. CCXIII.The Metropolitan Board of Works may, if they deem it...

    2. Compensation to Officers of Paving Boards.

      1. CCXIV.Every Officer to any Commissioners, Vestry, or other Body whose...

  21. Miscellaneous Clauses

    1. Where Two or more Persons are to do any Act or pay any Sum of Money, Vestry or District Board may apportion the same.

      1. CCXV.Where, under the Authority of this Act, Two or more...

    2. Power to Vestries and District Boards to spread Repayment of Expenses over a Period not exceeding Twenty Years.

      1. CCXVI.In all Cases where any Vestry or District Board is...

    3. Occupiers to pay Expenses for which Owners are liable, and to be reimbursed out of the Rent.

      1. CCXVII.It shall be lawful for any Vestry or District Board...

    4. Occupier not to be required to pay more than the Amount of Rent owing by him.

      1. CCXVIII.Provided always, That no such Occupier shall be required to...

    5. Agreements between Landlord and Tenant not to be affected.

      1. CCXIX.Provided also, That nothing herein contained shall be taken to...

    6. As to Service of Notices, &c. on Metropolitan and District Boards and Vestries.

      1. CCXX.Any Summons or Notice, or any Writ or other Process...

    7. As to Service of Notices on Owners and Occupiers and other Persons.

      1. CCXXI.All Notices by this Act required to be given to...

    8. Authentication of Documents.

      1. CCXXII.Every Notice, Demand, or like Document given by or on...

    9. Proof of Debts in Bankruptcy.

      1. CCXXIII.If any Person against whom the Metropolitan Board of Works,...

    10. Tender of Amends.

      1. CCXXIV.If any Party have committed any Irregularity, Trespass, or other...

    11. Compensation, Damage, and Expenses how to be ascertained and recovered.

      1. CCXXV.In every Case where the Amount of any Damage, Costs,...

    12. Method of proceeding before Justices in Questions of Damages, &c.

      1. CCXXVI.Where the Amount of any Compensation, or of any Damage,...

    13. Penalties, &c. to be recovered as provided by 11 & 12 Vict. c.43.

      1. CCXXVII.Every Penalty or Forfeiture imposed by this Act, or by...

    14. Damages to be made good in addition to Penalty.

      1. CCXXVIII.If, through any Act, Neglect, or Default on account whereof...

    15. Transient Offenders.

      1. CCXXIX.It shall be lawful for any Officer or Servant of...

    16. Proceedings not to be quashed for Want of Form.

      1. CCXXX.No Act, Order, or Proceeding in pursuance of this Act,...

    17. Parties allowed to appeal to Quarter Sessions, on giving Security.

      1. CCXXXI.If any Person feel aggrieved by any Adjudication or Determination...

    18. Court to make such Order as they think reasonable.

      1. CCXXXII.At the General or Quarter Sessions for which such Notice...

    19. Penalties to be sued for within Six Months.

      1. CCXXXIII.No Person shall be liable to the Payment of any...

    20. Application of Penalties.

      1. CCXXXIV.If the Application of any Penalty or Forfeiture be not...

  22. Special Provisions and Savings

    1. Provision for joint Action of Vestries, and Elections out of Vestries under Local Acts.

      1. CCXXXV.Where the Vestries of any Parishes mentioned in either of...

    2. Agreement, between the London and North-western Railway Company and certain Paving Commissioners confirmed.

      1. CCXXXVI.And whereas by an Agreement, made on the Tenth Day...

    3. Special Provision as to Powers of Commissioners acting under 5 & 6 Vict. c.xlviii as to paving Ely Place, &c.

      1. CCXXXVII.This Act shall not divest the Commissioners under an Act...

    4. Special Provision as to Parish of Woolwich.

      1. CCXXXVIII.Notwithstanding anything in this Act contained to the contrary, the...

    5. Special Provisions as to inclosed Gardens in Squares, &c.

      1. CCXXXIX.Where any enclosed Garden or ornamental Ground is vested in...

    6. Saving of Powers and Property of Commissioners under 14 & 15 Vict. c.95.

      1. CCXL.This Act shall not divest the Commissioners for carrying into...

    7. Saving of the Rights of the Commissioners of Works.

      1. CCXLI.Nothing in this Act shall divest the Commissioners for the...

    8. Saving of Powers of City Commissioners of Sewers over certain Parts of Parishes in Schedule (B.)

      1. CCXLII.Nothing in this Act shall divest the Commissioners of Sewers...

    9. Saving Rights of Metropolitan Sewage Manure Company, acting under 9 & 10 Vict. c.cccxcviii and 10 & 11 Vict. c.cxxxviii.

      1. CCXLIII.Nothing in this Act shall extend to or affect any...

    10. Saving Rights of Commissioners or Trustees of Turnpike Roads.

      1. CCXLIV.Nothing in this Act shall divest the Commissioners or Trustees...

    11. Saving for Metropolitan Police Commissioners.

      1. CCXLV.Nothing in this Act shall interfere with the Powers given...

    12. Not to prejudice Dispute between Battersea and Penge.

      1. CCXLVI.Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prejudice or...

    13. Repeal of Acts inconsistent with this Act.

      1. CCXLVII.All Acts of Parliament in force in any Parish or...

    14. In case of Conflict with the Provisions of this Act, Provisions of Local Acts may be varied by Order in Council, on Petition of Boards or Vestries.

      1. CCXLVIII.Upon the Petition of the Metropolitan Board of Works, or...

  23. Power to extend Act to adjoining Parishes

    1. Act may be extended by Order in Council to Parishes adjoining the Metropolis not having less than 750 Ratepayers.

      1. CCXLIX.In case and when and so often as it is...

  24. Interpretation and Commencement of Act

    1. Interpretation of Terms.

      1. CCL.In the Construction of this Act "the Metropolis" shall be...

    2. Commencement of Act.

      1. CCLI.This Act shall commence and come into operation, save as...

    1. Schedule A

      1. Part I

        1. Parishes each electing Two Members of the Metropolitan Board of Works

      2. Part II

        1. Parishes each electing One Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works

    2. Schedule B

      Parishes united into Districts for, the Purposes of the Act

      1. Part I

        1. Districts each electing One Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works

      2. Part II

        1. Districts united for electing One Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works

      3. Part III

        1. Parish and District united for electing One Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works

    3. Schedule C

      The Close of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter

    4. Schedule D

      Main Sewers of the Metropolis

      1. North Side of the Thames

        Stamford Brook (West Branch)

      2. Stamford Brook (East Branch)

      3. Brook Green Sewer

      4. Fulham Sewer

      5. Eel Brook Sewer

      6. Counters Creek Sewer (Main Line)

      7. Counters Creek Sewer (West Branch)

      8. Counters Greek Sewer (East Branch)

      9. Counters Creek Sewer (Kensington Branch)

      10. Sewer to the Metropolitan Sewage Manure Works

      11. Millman's Row Sewer

      12. Church Street Sewer

      13. Queen Street Sewer

      14. Smith Street Sewer

      15. Ranelagh Sewer

      16. King's Scholars Pond Sewer

      17. King's Scholars Pond Sewer (Pall Mall Branch)

      18. Grosvenor Ditch

      19. Horseferry Road Sewer

      20. Wood Street Sewer

      21. Victoria Street Sewer

      22. Regent Street Sewer (Western Branch)

      23. Regent Street Sewer (Eastern Branch)

      24. Northumberland Street Sewer (Western Branch)

      25. Northumberland Street Sewer (Eastern Branch)

      26. Savoy Street Sewer

      27. Norfolk Street Sewer

      28. Essex Street Sewer (Western Branch)

      29. Essex Street Sewer (Eastern Branch)

      30. Fleet Sewer

      31. Goswell Street Sewer

      32. London Bridge Sewer (City Road Branch)

      33. London Bridge Sewer (Balls Pond Branch)

      34. London Bridge Sewer (Shoreditch Branch)

      35. Irongate Sewer

      36. Nightingale Lane Sewer

      37. Hermitage Street Sewer

      38. Old Gravel Lane Sewer

      39. Wapping Wall Sewer

      40. Shadwell Basin Sewer

      41. Pennington Street Sewer

      42. Ratcliffe Highway Sewer (Western Branch)

      43. Ratcliffe Highway Sewer (Eastern Branch)

      44. Ratcliffe Highway Sewer (North-eastern Branch)

      45. Limekiln Dock Sewer

      46. Great Sluice and Drunken Dock Sluice

      47. Blackwall Sluice

      48. Eastern Counties Railway Sewer

      49. Hackney Brook Sewer (Main Line)

      50. Hackney Brook Sewer (Wick Lane Branch)

      51. Beverley Brook

      52. Sewer between Parishes of Putney and Wandsworth

      53. Wandle River

      54. Falcon Brook

      55. Lord Spencers Sewer

      56. Heath Wall Sewer (Main Line)

      57. Heath Wall Sewer (Clapham Rise Branch)

      58. Ejfra Sewer

      59. Effra Sewer ( Upper Norwood Branch)

      60. Duffield and Battle Bridge Sewers

      61. Limekiln Sluice

      62. Globe Stairs Sewer

      63. Sewer at Durand's Wharf (Rotherhithe)

      64. Rotherhithe Pier Sewer

      65. Earl Sewer (Main Line)

      66. Earl Sewer (Wyndham Road Branch)

      67. Earl Sewer (White Post Lane Branch)

      68. Royal Dock Yard Sewer

      69. Ravensbourne and Sydenham Sewer

      70. Ravensbourne and Lee Green Sewer

      71. Horseferry Road ( Greenwich)

    5. Schedule E

      1. Form of Mortgage of Rates

    6. Schedule F

      1. Form of Transfer of Mortgage

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