Bridge Acts, 1781, 1795, 1808, 1836.

Scope and Content

The original Act, 21 Geo. III, was "for building a bridge over the River Thames at the town of Henley upon Thames in the county of Oxford and making commodious avenues thereto; for widening some part of the High Street and the Market Place; for lighting and watching, for regulating the footways in, and for removing nuisances, obstructions and annoyances from, the said town". The differentiation made by this Act between business concerned with the bridge from the rest of the business, is reflected in the records. The former was transacted by the Corporation sitting with specially appointed commissioners in the Guild Hall, the latter by the Corporation alone, in the Town Hall.