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Municipal and Transportation Laws

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These Acts of Parliament relate to the infrastructure of British cities and transportation in and around Britain. They include laws relating to sewers, parks, roads, canals, harbours and railways, as well as the systems and vehicles that operate thereon or therein.

To ease your search for specific topics, keywords in each act are highlighted in red. By simply scanning through the chronological list, you should easily be able to narrow in on desired items. Through the reign of George II, acts are listed by the year in which the Parliamentary session ends; from George III on they are by date of passage.

Local and Personal Acts, and Private Acts are identified by "Cap." numbers in green.

Some subjects, though, attracted such extensive legislation that the numerous acts relating to them can be found on seperate pages. Select from the links below for laws concerning:
Red dotRoads and Bridges
Red dotPorts and Harbours
Red dotRailroads and Tramways

For other related material contained within legislation filed elsewhere, see also:

Red dotScottish Laws
Red dotColonial and International Laws
Red dotCommercial Laws (Wool, Cotton, Fibers and Fabrics) - re. Sail Cloth

The Acts are listed according to the reigns of the British Kings and Queens.
Select from below to view a particular era.

Charles II
James II
William & Mary
George I
George II
George III
George IV
William IV

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1703 1703-04 1705-06

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1728 1732 1733 1735 1744 1748 1750 1755 1758 1759

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1765 1768 1770 1772 1772 14th May 1796 30th May 1800 30th June 1800 31st December 1800 1st December 1814 11th July 1815 22d March 1816 21st May 1816

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8th June 1821 24th June 1822 21st June 1824 10th June 1825 1st June 1829

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30th July 1831 27th June 1834

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30th June 1837 4th August 1838 10th August 1838 14th August 1838 4th August 1840 7th August 1840 10th May 1841 4th August 1845 2d April 1846 23d April 1847 23d July 1847 9th June 1848 14th August 1850 1st April 1851 24th July 1851 1st August 1851 7th August 1851 30th June 1852 23d March 1854 2d June 1854 16th June 1854 10th July 1854 24th July 1854 31st July 1854 10th August 1854 11th August 1854 15th June 1855 16th July 1855 23d July 1855 14th August 1855 27th July 1857 22d July 1861 29th July 1864 13th July 1871 18th July 1872 23d July 1877 22d July 1878 27th June 1881 11th August 1881 29th June 1883 14th July 1884 28th July 1884

Acts Table of Contents | Chronological Index

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