An Act For Making A Railway From The Shoreham Branch Of The London And Brighton Railway To Chichester..
G. and H. Faithful, Cooper and Williams, Solicitors; J. Dorington, Hayward, and Ellicombe, Parliamentary Agents, 16. Parliament Street.,
Brighton [and] London
[royal assent, 4th july 1844].
7 and 8 victoriæ, sess. 1844.
Folio. 8.25 x 12.5 inches. 3 +  Arrangement of clauses + 17 +  Index + 165 +  pp. Last page is title.
Bound in half calf, gilt, over marbled boards. Extremities worn and spine title faded but otherwise a very good clean copy. Label of J. Truscott, Stationer, Nelson Square, Shakespeare Road, London, on front pastedown.
The Brighton and Chichester Railway Company was formed to construct the line to be operated by the London and Brighton Railway. It was built in three stages via Worthing and Littlehampton, 1845-46 and bought by the LBR which was soon merged into the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, 1846. The Act provides for the formation of the Company, the Acquisition of Lands, the Construction of the Railway (including crossing the rivers Adur and Arun, Tolls to be taken, the Regulation of the Railway by Bye Laws and the Penalties to be levied against offenders of the Railway. Schedule K at the end is a detailed parish list of the property owners, across whose land the railway would pass.
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