The Turnpike Road System in England

The Turnpike Road System in England

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This book studies the development and administration of turnpike trusts in England from 1663 to 1840. It is concerned specifically with assessing the economic importance of the trusts before and during the Industrial Revolution. Dr Albert provides a detailed and comprehensive history of English turnpike trusts, superseding in many respects the standard accounts of the subject written in the early 1900s.It is clear, however, that this was not an attempt to create a new system of road repair. The act was to be in ... In 1664, a bill for repairing highways in Bedford, Buckingham, Northampton and Warwick was defeated (J. H. of C. viii, p. 571). In 1693, a bill for levying a toll to help repair the roads in the parish of Islington was defeated {J. H. of C. xi, p. 45). 4Ari5 Car. II c.l, art. viii. 50t6aamp; I7 Car. II 5 packmananbsp;...

Title:The Turnpike Road System in England
Author:William Albert
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-02-15


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