Birmingham and Bromsgrove Road

Scope and Content

A letter, 1836, from the trustees and mortgagees of the Birmingham and Bromsgrove Turnpike to Fielden requesting compensation for loss of income.

Administrative / Biographical History

Turnpike Trusts were local organisations in England and Wales, each established by an Act of Parliament. They usually comprised local gentry, manufacturers, and other substantial persons. Trusts were often charged with repairing certain roads which were listed in the Act. They were frequently authorised to divert roads, and occasionally to build completely new ones. The Birmingham and Bromsgove road was turnpiked in 1726.

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Archivist's Note

Separated Material

John Rylands University of Manchester holds personal and family correspondence and papers, [1811-1849] (Ref: FDN); Oxfordshire Health Authority has papers; Manchester Local Studies Archive Service contains letters relating to the Leeds-Manchester Railway, 1831-1845; West Yorkshire Archive Service, holds political addresses, 1833, and family deeds and papers, 1762-1933.

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