Two printed forms, completed in manuscript, dated 12 Jan 1715 and 16 Jan 1717, appointing surveyors of highways for the parish of St Stephen, Bristol. With the signatures and seals of the respective mayors, Henry Whitehead and Nicholas Hickes, and by other Justices of the Peace.
Bristol highway surveyors
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 721
- Dates of Creation1715-1717
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 sheets
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
From the 16th century onwards, each parish was required to appoint Surveyors of Highways as officers of the parish. These surveyors were empowered to call upon residents to work on the roads to prevent them becoming neglected.
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Bought from Jabez Elliott in 1968.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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