Volume 11-12: Thames Navigations Commission Minutes, 1771-1790 (Parts I&2)

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Thames Navigation Commission Minutes 1771-1790 (Part I)

Edited by Jeremy Sims

Published by Berkshire Record Society in 2008

ISBN: 0 9548716 2 6

The minutes contained in these volumes cover the first twenty years of the Commission’s existence, during which it undertook a number of major projects to transform the navigation of the Thames. The old cumbersome and inefficient flash locks were replaced by pound locks, weirs were replaced and the towing path improved, and regulations were put in place to improve the safety of barges using the river. The committee minutes often provide detailed information about the construction of locks. An appendix contains the detailed accounts of John Treacher, surveyor of the Navigation, for the building of Day’s Lock in 1788-1789.

Contents

Foreword v
Abbreviations vi
Introduction vii
Editorial Note liv
THAMES NAVIGATION COMMISSION: MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETINGS, 1771-1790 1

Thames Navigation Commission Minutes 1771-1790 (Part II)

Edited by Jeremy Sims

Published by Berkshire Record Society in 2008

ISBN: 0 9548716 3 4

The minutes contained in these volumes cover the first twenty years of the Commission’s existence, during which it undertook a number of major projects to transform the navigation of the Thames. The old cumbersome and inefficient flash locks were replaced by pound locks, weirs were replaced and the towing path improved, and regulations were put in place to improve the safety of barges using the river. The committee minutes often provide detailed information about the construction of locks. An appendix contains the detailed accounts of John Treacher, surveyor of the Navigation, for the building of Day’s Lock in 1788-1789.

Contents

Acknowledgements iv
Illustrations vi
Map vii
THAMES NAVIGATION COMMISSION: MINUTES AND REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, 1772-1790 1
APPENDICES
I John Mason’s account with the Commissioners, 1780 86
II Proposal for a new Act of Parliament, 1786 88
III List of Committees 91
IV John Treacher’s account for building Day’s Lock, 1788-1789 93
INDICES
Index to Attendance at Meetings 107
General Index 118