1841 Railway Act

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NOTICE is ?hereby given, that application is intended .to be made to Parliament in the next session, for an Act to make and maintain a railway, with all proper works and conveniences connected therewith.

Commencing by a junction with the North Union Railway at or near a point on the northerly side of, and distant about six hundred and forty yards from, a certain bridge erected on the turnpike-road leading from Chorley to-Preston, over the said North Union Railway, in the township and parish of Penwortham in the county palatine of Lancaster, and terminating by ,a junction with the Manchester and Leeds Railway, at or near a certain place where the said Manchester and Leeds Railway crosses the road leading to Stansfield Hall, in the township of Stansfield, in the parish of Halifax, in the west riding of the county of York

And which said railway is intended to pass from, in, through, or into the several parishes, townships, extra-parochial or other places of Penwortham, Blackburn, Leyland, Brindle, Whalley, .Rochdale, Penwortham, Walton le Dale, Brindle, Hoghton, Pleasington, Livesey, Blackburn, Little Harwood, Rishton, Clayton le Moors, Altham, Huncoat, Hapton, Habergham Eaves, Cliviger, .and Todmorden and Walsden, or some of them, all in the said county of Lancaster ;

 and Stansfield and Halifax, or one of them, in the west riding of the county of York.

It is intended by the said Act to incorporate a company for executing the said railway and works, with power to levy and raise tolls, rates, and duties for, and in respect of the use thereof.

Also with power to deviate in the construction of the said railway, from the line thereof, as laid down on the plans, to be deposited as hereinafter mentioned, to the extent which will be defined on such plan.

Notice is hereby also given, that it is intended to apply for power to divert or alter the line, or course of the turnpike-road leading from Todmorden to Burnley, in the several parishes of Halifax and Whalley aforesaid, to the extent shewn, or, intended, to be shewn, in the plans deposited as hereinafter mentioned.

And to abandon and shut up so much of the said turnpike-road as will .be rendered unnecessary by reason of such diversion.

Notice is hereby given, that plans and sections, describing the lines and levels of the said intended railway, and the lands which may be required to be taken for the purposes thereof, together with books of reference to such plans, containing the names of the owners or reputed owners, lessees or reputed lessees, and occupiers of such lands, will be, or will have been, deposited, for public inspection, with the Clerk of the Peace for the said county of Lancaster, at his office in Preston.

And with the Clerk of the Peace for the west riding of the said county of York, at his office in Wakefield, on or before the first day of March next.

A copy of so much of the said plans, sections and books of reference as relates to each parish in or through which the proposed railway is intended to be made, will be deposited with the parish clerk of each such parish, on or before the first day of April next.

Dated the fifteenth day-of February 1841.

James Neville, Secretary, pro tem.


Gazette Issue 19955 published on the 23 February 1841. Page 9.