Reference numberPD
TitleQuarter Sessions: Parliamentary Plans
DescriptionUnder Standing Orders of the House of Commons, first made in 1792, "a map or plan of such intended cut, canal, aqueduct or navigation, with a book of reference, shall be deposited for public inspection at the office of the Clerk of the Peace of every county, before the llth of November previous to the application to Parliament." In due course other types of public utility were included in the provision. The following list gives the date of the earliest deposited plan in each class. It should be noted that some of the schemes never came to fruition:
PDB Bridges 1813
PDF Burial Grounds 1854
PDC Canals and waterways 1792
PDH Docks and harbours 1810
PDD Drainage and sewerage1854
PDE Electricity works 1882
PDA Embankments and reclamation 1800
PDX Extensions and alterations of boundaries
PDG Gasworks 1837
PDK Gas and water works
PDN Gas Water and electricity works
PDL Light Railways
PDM Markets 1822
PDP Piers 1862
PDR Railways 1822
PDS Roads 1807
PDI Town improvements 1843
PDT Tramways 1869
PDV Various schemes
PDW Waterworks 1798
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