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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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XCVIEvery Vestry and District Board shall, within their Parish or District (exclusively of any other Persons whatsoever), execute the Office of and be Surveyor of Highways, and have all such Powers, Authorities, and Duties, and be subject to all such Liabilities, as any Surveyor of Highways in England is now or may hereafter be invested with or liable to by virtue of his Office, under the Laws for the Time being in force, so far as such Powers, Authorities, Duties, and Liabilities are not inconsistent with this Act; but all Expenses which under any such Law ought to be defrayed by Highway Rates shall be defrayed by means of the Rates to be raised under this Act, and all Monies which would be applicable in aid of such Highway Rates shall be applied in aid of the said Rates to be raised under this Act, and no such Vestry or Board shall be subject to any Provisions concerning the Accounts of Surveyors of Highways, or requiring any Returns to be made to any Special Sessions ; and all Streets being Highways, and the Pavements, Stones, and other Materials thereof, and all other Things provided for the Purposes thereof by any Surveyor, of Highways, or by any Person serving the Office of Surveyor of Highways, or by any Vestry or District Board, under this Act, shall vest in and be under the Management and Control of the Vestry or District Board of the Parish, or District in which such Highways are situate.

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