City of London; Statement as to the Origin, Position, Powers, Duties, and Finance of the Corporation of London

City of London; Statement as to the Origin, Position, Powers, Duties, and Finance of the Corporation of London

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... Mortmain was obtained on the 22nd May, 1874, enabling the Corporation to hold West Ham Park as an Open Space, and thereupon the Corporation paid the first instalment of 2,000/. to Mr. Gurney, the Vendor. The Corporation accelerated the liquidation of the balance, and on the 20th July, 1874, paid the remaining 8,000/. to Mr. Gurney, who duly executed a conveyance of the Park. Besides thus contributing 10,000/. towards the purchase, the Corporation expended a large sum of money in laying out and beautifying the Park, and the total expenditure in respect of this Open Space, to the end of 1888, was thus brought up to the aggregate sum of 18,544/., (exclusive of the cost of annual maintenance). Under the terms of the Agreement with Mr. Gurney, the Park was to be managed by a Joint Committee of fifteen Managers, eight of whom were to be appointed by the Corporation, four by Mr. Gurney (and his successors), and three by the Parish of West Ham. Owing to the death of Mr. Gurney, and the minority of his son, there are temporarily two vacancies. The Court of Common Council, in pursuance of Sec. 5 of the City of London (Various Powers) Act, 1877 (40 Vict., cap. vii.), made Bye-laws (approved by the Local Government Board) for the regulation of the Park, which is referred to in the Statute as " Open public grounds and gardens for the resort and "recreation of adults, and as Playgrounds for children and youth, to be "hol den by the Corporation for ever." The cost of maintenance of this Park is defrayed out of City's Cash, and amounted in 1892 to the sum of 1,257/. 16s. Ad, (less rents received, 245/. 1 In.), leaving a net cost borne by the Corporation of 1,012/. bs. 4d. The Park Keepers' and Gardeners' Wages amounted, with...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689927X
  • 9781236899279