Minutes Wed 14 Oct 1835

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Wed 14 Oct 1835


Job Blick to rent dock at Chippenham Plat, with occasional use of blacksmith’s shop, for one year for £22 10s.
Inspection of bridge between corner of garden ground formerly belonging to Peter Smith, and entrance to Ship Inn, the side of which ought to be fenced from Turnpike road. Application to be made to Commissioners of road to make fence without delay as essential to public safety.
Mr Halsey of Whitminster complained of injury to fences of his land near Bristol Road Bridge by passing of towing horses. Difficulty of passing under bridge by ordinary road. Proposed to allow gate in his fence at cost of Company to facilitate passage of towing horses from one side of bridge to the other. Offer accepted. Gate to be made.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Friday the 16^th Day of Octover 1835
Present: M^r S Fisher, M^r Wyatt, M^r Cosham, M^r T C Croome, D^r Darke, M^r Holbrow, M^r Jos Fisher, M^r P H Fisher, M^r Croome, M^r Eycott, M^r Wood.
Examined the Books and Accounts of the Company.
Job Blick having offered to Rent the Dock at Chippenham Platt, with the occasional use of the Blacksmiths Shop near the same, for one year from this day, at the Sum of Twenty two pounds and ten shillings. to be paid down in advance,
Ordered that his offer be accepted on his entering into an agreement for the same & paying the Rent.
Having inspected the bridge lying between the corner of the Garden Ground formerly belonging to M^R Peter Smith and the Entrance to the Ship Inn (the side of which ought to be fenced from the Turnpike Road there) and being of opinion that it is the duty of the Commissioners of the said Road to fence the same:-
Ordered that application be made to them, through their Solicitor, to make such fence without delay, as essential to the public Safety.
M^r Halsey of Whitminster having complained of injury done to the fences of his Land near Bristol Road Bridge, by the passing of Towing Horses through the same in consequence of the difficulty of passing _under_ the Bridge (by the ordinary road) - and proposing to allow a Gate to be put in his fence at the Costs of the Company to facilitate the passage of the towing horse from one side of the Bridge to the other:-
Ordered that his offer be accepted, and a gate be made accordingly; if on inspection by our Clerk, the same should be deemed proper.

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