A Practical Treatise on Making and Repairing Roads

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J. Weale, 1844 - 306 sivua
 

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Sivu 3 - Good roads, canals, and navigable rivers, by diminishing the expense of carriage, put the remote parts of the country more nearly upon a level with those in the neighbourhood of the town. They are upon that account the greatest of all improvements. They encourage the cultivation of the remote, which must always be the most extensive circle of the country. They are advantageous to the town, by breaking down the monopoly of the country in its neighbourhood. They are advantageous even to that part of...
Sivu 289 - ... is not painted, or without a double rein as aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for any magistrate, constable, or turnpike keeper to stop and detain such offender, and the vehicle and animal or animals...
Sivu 16 - Sweden wind agreeably through the country, are made with ftone or gravel, and are as good as our turnpikes in England -, and yet not a fingle toll is exacted from the traveller. Each landholder is obliged to keep in repair a certain part of the road in proportion to his property ; and, for the...
Sivu 94 - To follow the mathematical axiom, that a straight line is the shortest that can be drawn between two points, will not succeed in making the most commodious roads; hills must be avoided, towns must be resorted to, and the sudden bends of rivers must be shunned...
Sivu 289 - One credible Witness, is given to any Justice of the Peace, it shall and may be lawful for such Justice and he is hereby authorized and required to issue a Summons requiring the Surveyor of the...
Sivu 295 - ... every person so offending shall forfeit and pay for every such offence, upon conviction by the oath of one credible witness before any two justices of the peace...
Sivu 33 - In order to keep the ancient line of road has been so pertinaciously adhered to, that roads have been sunk many feet, and in some parts many yards, below the surface of the adjacent ground; so that the stag, the hounds, and horsemen, have been known to leap over a loaded waggon, in a hollow way, without any obstruction from the vehicle.
Sivu 290 - ... by the confession of such offender, or by the evidence on oath of one or more credible witness or witnesses) to the house of correction, there to be kept to hard labour for any time not exceeding three calendar months...
Sivu 94 - A common road ten milei • long and perfectly straight can scarcely be found anywhere ; but if such a road could be found, and if it were curved so as to prevent the eye ; from seeing farther than a quarter of a mile of it in any one place, the whole road would not be lengthened more than one hundred and fifty • yards.
Sivu 294 - ... not be lawful for any such contractor or surveyor to enter any lands for any such purpose against the will of the occupiers thereof, without the previous order of a justice of the peace, which order any such justice is hereby...

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