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Account book of the surveyors of the highway in the parish of Healaugh.

Yorkshire, England, 1768-1837.
Physical Description:
1 v. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process HE363.G74 H43 1768
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in original vellum.
Manuscript account book concerning the surveying and upkeep of the highways in the Parish of Healaugh, six miles north of Tadcaster in North Yorkshire, 1768-1837. Notes are densely written over 138 pages, with the original signatures of the officers, surveyors, and lord mayors of York. The earliest entry is dated 1768 and records 71 loads of stone and the paving of 36 yards; the account is paid to Mr. Raper, and is signed by the mayor John Rowe, Geo. Eskricke, and Francis Stephenson, and also by the surveyors Matthew Skilbeck and Thomas Carter. There are expenses “at Tadcaster for Ale," for the thirsty laborers, supplied directly from the brewery which was established there in 1758, and detailed records of all the costs and wages incurred each year up until 1837. The later years note the name of Benjamin Brooksbank of Healaugh Hall, at the head of the accounts, which were approved at Special Sessions held at the Guildhall in York.
Subject Terms:
Pavements -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Roads -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Yorkshire (England) -- Economic conditions -- 18th century -- Sources.
Account books.

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