An Act For Defraying The Expenses Of Constructing Fortifications For The Protection Of The Royal Arsenals And Dockyards And The Ports Of Dover And Portland, And Of Creating A Central Arsenal. [28th August 1860.] [23 And 24 VictoriÆ, Cap. 109] [and] An Act For Providing A Further Sum Towards Defraying… [29th July 1864.] [27 Et 28 VictoriÆ, Cap. 109].
[at Head Of Titles]: Anno Vicesimo Tertio Et Vicesimo Quarto/ Vicesimo Septimo Et Vicesimo Octavo Victoriæ Reginæ..
Disbound acts. Slight fraying of left hand edges but otherwise in very good condition.
Printed by George Edward Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty.,
TWO ACTS. 4to. 7.5 x 11.5/12 inches. 829-838; 1005-1015 pp.
Decorated by royal arms.
These two acts provide for the sums of firstly £2 million and then a further £650,000, which with two further enactments in the intervening years of £1.2 million and £650,000, established a total of £4.5 million for the fortifications and works. These fortifications, required by Lord Palmerston's administration against a perceived threat from the France of Napoleon III, are listed in detail in the schedule to the 1864 act, They include works at Portsmouth, Plymouth, Pembroke, Portland, Gravesend, Medway and Sheerness, Chatham and Dover (Castle Hill Fort, Dover Castle and Western Heights).
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