Wyke Township Book:: Minutes

Minutes – transcription
The Minutes have been transcribed in full, (including the often erratic spelling,) except when appointments were made where the wording was almost identical each year.  In these cases we have transcribed the first occurrence in full and thereafter referred back to this reference.

Minutes have been given a reference relating to the page they start on.  Thus 0101 refers to the first set of minutes on page 1 of the book.  0102 is the second set of Minutes on page 1 and so on.
 

0101

Poor and Highway Rates
Wike - At a public meeting of the Rate Payers held pursuant to Publike Notice at the Church School Room on the 30th day of September 1850 to take into consideration the porpesiety (sic) of adopting the 13 & 14 Victoria Chapter 99 an act for the better assessing and collecting the Poor Rates and Highway Rates it was unanimously agreed that the said Act be adopted forthwith. Signed on behalf of the meeting
Tho. Drake Chairman

0102

Election of Surveyor
(Sample of the appointment meetings)
At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Township of Wike in Vestry assembled in the Church School on the 24th day of March 1851
Jonathan Taylor was nominated elected and appointed as surveyor of such parish for the purpose of carrying into execution the provisions of an act passed in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of King William the fourth intituled (sic) “An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to Highways in that part of great Britain called England, for the Year ensuing, and, the salary to be allowed to the said Jonathan Taylor was fixed at the sum of five pounds payable on the 25th day of March 1852.
Dated this 24 Day of March 1851

0201

Proposed for Officers
Church School Wike October 17th  1851
At meeting convened by public notice of the rated Inhabitants of the Township of Wike and held this day for the purpose of nominating fit and proper persons for Court Leet Constable and other officers for the said Township of Wike.  The following Persons were proposed – see database

0202

Proposed for Officers
National School Wike October 27th 1852
At meeting convened by public notice of the rated Inhabitants of the Township of Wike and held this day for the purpose of nominating fit and proper persons for Court Leet Constable and other officers for the said Township of Wike.  The following Persons were proposed – see database

0301

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(Sample of letting of dross laying)
Church School Wike April 28th 1851
At a meeting convened by the assistant surveyor for the purpose of letting by ticket the leading of fournice dross for the Turnpike Roads and Highways within the Township of Wike.  Lot 1 – to Lot 12  (names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section)

0501

Nomination of Constables
Church School Wyke 21 February 1852
At a meeting convened by public notice and held this 21st Day of February 1852 in the Church School for the Purpose of nominating and making out a list in writing of a competent number of able bodied men qualified and liable to serve as constables for the said Township of Wyke.
The following is a list of persons nominated at the aforesaid meeting as being qualified to serve as constables for the said Township of Wike.
It was moved and seconded by John Briggs and William Sugden that James Taylor be recommended to the Magistrates to be appointed the Precept Constable for the said Township of Wike. John Briggs Chairman – see database for list – the date is probably the year they have already served

0701

To Stop the Highway at Bailiff Bridge
At a vestry meeting of the inhabitants of the Township of Wike duly convened by public notice and held at the Church School room in Wike this twelfth day of August 1852
The notice by the churchwardens convening this meeting is read by the Chairman – and the Plan annexed thereto laid before the meeting:
Mr John Briggs’s notice to the surveyor (dated 6th August 1852) and also the Surveyor’s Notice to the Churchwardens (dated 7th August 1852) were laid before the meeting – and the proposal of Mr John Briggs to stop up the highway at Bailiff Bridge as mentioned in the said Notices was explained to the meeting –
Moved Mr James Fairbairn and seconded by Mr Squire Holdsworth – and carried That the Inhabitants do consent and agree to the proposal of Mr John Briggs to stop up the Highway mentioned and described in the several Notices and Plan laid before this meeting:  And this meeting directs and authorizes the surveyor of the highways to apply to two of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace to view the said highway; and that he do take such other proceedings as may be necessary for stopping up the same –  Benjamin Brook Chairman
(Signatures added to the bottom of this meeting)
John Marsden, James Fairburn, Timothy Wooler, Squire Holdsworth, James Briggs, Thomas Fearnley, Robert Irvin Eastwood, Joseph Gray

0801

Qualified to serve at Constables
At a vestry convened by Public Notice in the township of Wike School Room on Friday the 18th day of February 1853 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon a suitable number (viz 30) of able bodied men resident and qualified & liable to serve the office of constables for the Township of Wike for the year ensuing were returned to her Majesty’s Justice of the Peace acting in and for the West Riding of the County of York. John Butter, Chairman (Note no list given)

0802

Assessors and Presenters of Land Tax
At a public vestry held in the Township of Wike on the 2nd of March 1853the following persons will be returned to the Commissioners at Bradford on Thursday the 3rd of March next as fit and proper persons to be Assessors and Presentors of land tax and assessed taxes for the Township of Wike for the year next ensuing. Thomas Drake  Chairman (no list attached or written)

0803

Overseers of the Poor
At a Public Vestry Meeting of the inhabitants of the Township of Wike held pursuant to Notice given on Saturday 26th day of March 1853 the following persons are returned to Her Majesties Justices of the Peace acting in and for the last Morley Division of the West Riding in the County of York as substantial householders and fit and proper persons to serve the office of Overseers of the Poor for the Township of Wyke for the year ensuing (see database)

0901

Election of Surveyor
At a Meeting held pursuant for Public Notice of the rated Inhabitants of the Township of Wike on Saturday 26th Day of March 1853 the Surveyors Account was allowed and Godfrey Sellars Esq was nominated, elected, and appointed as Surveyor of the Township of Wike at a salary of £10 per annum for causing into execution the provisions of an Act passed in the 6th year of the reign of King William 4th intituled “An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to Highways in that part of the Great Britain called England” for the year ensuing Tho Drake chairman

0902

Election of Assistant Overseer
At a Public Meeting in Vestry assembled of the inhabitants ratepayers of the Township of Wyke in the National School Room held this 13th day of April 1853 for the Special Purpose of nominating and electing an Assistant Overseer to assist the present overseers in the due performance of the whole of their respective duties. Mr Thomas Drake was elected the Assistant Overseer at a salary of £2 per annum John Butter chairman of such meeting

0903

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section)

1101

Overseers for the Poor
At a public Vestry held pursuant to notice on the 24th day of March 1854.  The following persons are returned to Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace acting in and for the East Morley Petty Sessional Division of the Wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley in the West Riding of the County of York as substantial householders and fit and proper persons to serve the office of Overseers of the Poor for the Township of Wyke for the year ensuing. (see database)

1102

The Surveyors Accounts were allowed

1103

Special Purpose of nominating and electing an…..(never completed)

1201

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

1301

Overseers of the Poor
Similar to 1101

1302

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

1401

Election of Surveyor
Similar to 0901

1501

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

1601

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

1701

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

1801

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

2001

Poor Law Cottages
Township of Wyke, North Bierley Union, County of York
At a meeting of the owners of property in this township legally entitled to vote and of the rate payers therein, held at the school room in the said Township, on Friday the 24th day of June 1859 pursuant to notice of such meeting duly given.  Thomas Drake  Chairman
It was resolved by a majority of such owners present in person or by proxy and of such rate payers, at such meeting;-  That this meeting do consent to the Guardians of the Poor of the North Bierley Union, selling the Premises described in the Margin hereof under the provisions of an Act passed in the sixth year of His late Majesty King William IV, intituled “An Act to facilitate the conveyance of Workhouses and other property of Parishes and of Incorporations or Unions of Parishes in England and Wales” in such manner, and subject to such rules, orders and regulations touching such sale, the conveyance of such property and the application of the produce arising there from for the permanent advantage of this Township as the Poor Law Board shall in that behalf direct. 
W. Houlbrook Minister
James Barraclough Churchwarden   John Briggs, Godf.J.Sellers Overseers
(In margin)
Two cottages with the appurtenances thereto belonging situate at Wyke lately in the occupation of George Wilkinson and Sarah Pinder but now unoccupied.

2101

Overseers of the Poor
Similar to 1101

2102

Appointment of Surveyor
John Briggs Nominated Jonathan Taylor as a fit and proper person to serve the office of Surveyor for the Township of Wike for the year ensuing and the salary to be allowed to the said Jonathan Taylor to be £15 James Taylor seconded the above nominated person Jonathan Taylor no other person being nominated. Jonathan Taylor was duly elected as such surveyor for the Township Highways for the year ensuing. John Butler Chairman

2202

Wyke School Room November 28th 1860
At a meeting convened by public notice and held this day for the purpose of taking into consideration a proposal made by the Trustees of the Leeds and  White Hall Turnpike Road – that is to say
The said Trustees propose to give the sum of £32.5s.6p to surveyor of Wyke in consideration that the said surveyor of Wyke for the time being do keep and maintain in good repair that portion which lies in Wyke of the said – Turnpike Road
Resolved at the aforesaid Meeting
That the surveyor of Wyke do engage to keep in repair the said portion of the Leeds and White Hall Turnpike Road for one year only at the aforesaid sum of money, clear of all deductions.
Squire Holdsworth Chairman  Cosigned John Briggs

2301

North Bierley Gas Co
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the rate payers of the Township of Wyke will be held in the towns school on Friday the first day of February next at five o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of allowing privilege to the North Bierley Gas Company to lay pipes across any part of the Highways of the Township of Wyke.
James Barraclough, John Marsden, Churchwardens
John Briggs, Godfry Sellers, Overseers
Wyke January 26th 1861.

2302

North Bierley Gas Light and Coke Co Ltd
At a meeting convened on the 1st Febuary 1861 in the towns room Wyke the following resolutions were passed. North Bierley Gas Light and Coke Co Ltd, Low Moor near Bradford January 19th 1861.  Copy of the agreement between the above Company and the Surveyors of the Township of Wyke. That the North Bierley Gas Light and Coke Co Ltd shall forever hereafter the right and privilege of laying, repairing and maintaining their gas pipes along and across any of the Roads in the township of Wyke, on the payment of the sum of 5/s per year as an acknowledgement for the same and also repairing any damage which may from time to time be done to such roads or any of them, but if the said North Bierley Gas Light and Coke Co Ltd neglect to repair and make good any breach or digging to lay down gas pipes or any way injures the roads or highways within or belonging to the said township Wyke and should the said Gas Light and Coal Co neglect to repair and make good any or all breaches or diggings made by the said Co for the space of ten days therein and in that case the surveyor of the highway within the township Wyke shall forthwith proceed to repair and make good all damages done by the said Gas and Coke Co to the roads and highways within the township of Wyke and in any future case of digging or breach in the roads and highways within the said township of Wyke and that the surveyor of the highways do make charge of all the costs of repairing all diggings, breaches and making good the same and charge the Gas and Coke Co with the cost.  The Surveyor to account for all such monies in his collection of Rates and other Monies received by him for the use of repairing the Roads and Highways within the said Township of Wyke.
Should the Gas and Coke Co Ltd object to the forementioned conditions there and in that case the Surveyor shall object to and prevent any person or persons from breaking up or digging in any part of the Roads or Highways within the Township of Wike except the forementioned conditions are agreed to and acted upon by the said Gas and Coke Co Ltd
Moved by Thomas Drake, Seconded by John Briggs, and carried unanimously that the aforesaid document be bonding to both parties and that the North Bierley Gas and Coke Co Ltd be furnished with a copy of the same.
Signed S. Holdsworth Chairman Robert Birkby, Charles Brook, Abraham Mallinson

2501

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

2502

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

2701

Turning, Diverting, Stopping Highway
At a public meeting of the inhabitants of the Township of Wike in the parish of Birtsall, Wike in the West Riding of the County of York held at the vestry of the parish church of and within the said Township of Wike on Thursday the third day of October 18th 1861 at eleven o’clock in the forenoon pursuant to notice duly given for the purpose of having submitted to them and of considering and determining whether the following proposal of  Henry William Ripley Esquire shall be agreed or acceded to namely of and for turning diverting and stopping up a certain Highway, leading from Shelf to Bailiff Bridge lying within the Township of Wike in the said Riding which is five hundred and forty six yards and two feet in length and commencing at a brook flowing past and abutting upon the northern extremity of a close of land there called the Brigg Holme and passes through such close of land in a southwardly direction and thence in a like direction through other land and grounds there of the said Henry William Ripley and in his own occupation and thence passes between the large reservoir and the corn mill there called the Bailiff Bridge Mill and thence through another close of land there called the Mill Ing or Dam Field up to and ending in the Turnpike Road leading from Wibsey Low Moor to Huddersfield both in the said Riding at or near to a place called Bailiff Bridge in the said Township of Wike – All which said lands reservoir and Mill are situated in the said Township of Wike and belong to the said Henry William Ripley and are respectively occupied (said as aforesaid) by Hannah Pollard and John Briggs the younger as his tenants.  He the said Henry William Ripley having proposed and agreed by writing under his hand in lieu and instead of the said highway to set out and make a new highway commencing at the said brook at the northern extremity of the said close of land called the Brigg Holme and passing through the same close of land in the South Easterly direction and thence in a like direction through part of the Low Ing Close and thence in a like direction through part of the Blakey Field and part of the Long Close Top, Brigg Holme up to and ending in the said Turnpike Road and which said proposed new highway is one hundred and eighty two yards and two feet in length and the said last mentioned lands and tenements are also situated in the said Township of Wike and belong to the said Henry William Ripley and are now occupied by the said Hannah Pollard as his tenant.
Present:  Mr Thomas Drake in the chair
Mr James Barraclough Church Warden
Mr John Wilkinson Surveyor of Highways
Mr John Holdsworth, Mr William Holdsworth, Mr John Marsden, Mr John Briggs, Mr Charles Brooke
It is resolved:  That this meeting agree to such proposal and deem it expedient and consent that the said first mentioned highway shall be turned diverted and stopped up – Thos Drake Chairman.

2901

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

2902

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

3001

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

3101

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

3201

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

3301

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

3401

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

3501

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

3601

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

3701

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

3801

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

3802

Not signed so assume no meeting

3901

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

4001

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

4101

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

4201

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2102

4301

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section

4401

Committee Meeting

  • Moved by John Brear and seconded by John Dean that the Surveyors accounts be passed as read over and carried unanimously on the 26th day of March 1870.  Squire Holdsworth  Chairman.
  • Proposition made by Sam Kellett and seconded by Adam Hind that a Surveyor be appointed without any salary.  Carried.
  • Moved by Jesse Bentley and seconded by Thomas Hanson that Squire Holdsworth be such Surveyor. Carried.
  • Resolved that a committee of Five persons be appointed to assist and act with the Surveyor.  Carried.
  • Resolved that the following persons be such committee for the ensuing year viz: William Haigh, John Breaks, John Henry Stott, Thomas Hopkinson, and Joseph Briggs.
  • Moved by Jesse Bentley and seconded by Wm Dean that the Surveyor be empowered to appoint a person to lay and collect the Highway Rate at a salary of Ten Pounds per year. Carried.

Squire Holdsworth Chairman.

4501

Committee Meeting
At a Committee Meeting held in the Old School Room on Saturday the 23rd day of April 1870 the following motions were made:

  • Moved by Thomas Hopkinson and seconded by John Henry Stott that Squire Holdsworth be Chairman of the Committee for the next 12 months.
  • Moved by John Hy Stott and seconded by Thomas Hopkinson that from the Top of Wyke Common to Mindle End have the Causeway newly flagged.
  • Moved by John Breaks and seconded by Thomas Hopkinson that Messrs Briggs & White, James Bentley, Isaac Hemmingway & J and I Haleys be written to for the price of the flags.
  •  Moved by John Hy Stott and seconded by Thomas Hopkinson that the letting of the leading of Dross be on Friday the 29th Inst.

Afterwards the Committee viewed several of the Roads in the Township as to the requirements of the quantity of Dross.
Squire Holdsworth Chairman.
Committee in Attendance: Thomas Hopkinson, John Hy Stott, John Breaks, Squire Holdsworth.

4601

Committee Meeting
held on Friday the 29th day of April 1870
Committee in Attendance Thomas Hopkinson, John Hy Stott, John Breaks, Squire Holdsworth.
John Brear contracts to lead 100 tons of Dross from Low Moor to  be deposited betwixt John Marsdens in Wyke and Hollands top of Wyke Common at ½ per ton.
William Whemsley and William Breaks contract to lead 60 tons of Dross from Low Moor to be deposited betwixt Lower Wyke toll bar and the Manor House at ¼ per ton.
William Whemsley and William Wood contract to lead 70 tons to be deposited on Wyke Land at 1/- per ton
Resolved that flags and setts be ordered of Messrs Briggs & White, J&I Haley & Isaac Hemmingway for the flagging of Causeways and the Paving of the Crossings.
Resolved that Specifications be prepared for the letting by tender of the flagging and paving.
Moved by John Hy Stott and seconded by Thomas Hopkinson that Wm Holdsworth be appointed to lay and collect the Highway Rate pay wages & at a salary of £10 per year. Squire Holdsworth Chairman.
(names and quantities also listed in Leading of Dross Section

4701

Committee Meeting
held May 7th 1870 in Town’s School Room.  Committee in Attendance, Thomas Hopkinson, John Hy Stott, John Breaks, Squire Holdsworth.
There being only one tender for the laying down of the Causeways in Wyke Common it was resolved to adjourn the meeting for letting the same until Monday the 16th Instant.
It was agreed to cover up the Town’s Well at the bottom of Wyke and the Surveyor was instructed to provide a Rag Cover & Door.  Squire Holdsworth Chairman.

4702

Committee Meeting
held Monday May 16th 1870 in the Town’s School Room. Committee in Attendance.
T Hopkinson, John Breaks, & Wm Haigh. Sq. Holdsworth.
Moved by Thomas Hopkinson & sec’d by Wm Haigh that the flagging and paving be let to Samuel Birkby at 5 ½dper yd. Run for the flagging and 5 ½dper yd super for the paving.
Moved & Sec’d as before that M Kellett, James Collins & Sam Brooke be let the Dross breaking at 1/1 ½ per ton.
Moved by Wm Haigh and Sec’d by Thomas Hopkinson that a Highway Rate be laid at 6d in the Pound.
The following are the estimates for the flagging and paving.
Flagging in d              Paving in d
Samuel Birkby        5 ½d per yd run         5 ½d per yd super
William Binks           6 per yd run             9 per yd super
James Kellett           8 per yd run              8 per yd super
Benj’n Asquith        7 per yd run             12 per yd super.
Squire Holdsworth Chairman.

4801

Committee Meeting
held Friday June 3rd 1870 in the Town’s School Room.  Committee in Attendance – Thomas Hopkinson, John Breaks, Squire Holdsworth.
Moved by John Breaks and seconded by Thomas Hopkinson that a new Causeway be laid from Lower Wyke Bar to Lower Wyke Chapel.
Moved by John Breaks and seconded by Squire Holdsworth that Thomas Hopkinson see Mr Ezra Woodhead about the crossing being repaired leading to Mill Pit, Wyke Common.
Proposed that Sam Brooke be instructed to fetch all the Tools belonging to the Town from Wm Fairburn’s and James Hanson’s.
Moved by Thomas Hopkinson that John Breaks have a flag from the Town but to pay for it.
Moved by John Breaks & sec’d by Thomas Hopkinson that two letters be got W.T. to the mark the tools with.
Squire Holdsworth Chairman.

4901

Meeting of Committee
held at the Old School June 17- 1870
Moved by John Hy Stott sec’d by Wm Haigh that Samuel Kellett be instructed to wall up the Pinfold wall.
Moved by Wm Haigh and sec’d by John Hy Stott that the Water works Committee have noticed given to straighten the roads up where Mains have been laid.
Moved by Thomas Hopkinson and seconded by Wm Haigh that the Causeway in front of the Town’s Meeting Room be repaired.
Moved by Thomas Hopkinson and sec’d by J Breaks that the Drain down Storr Hill Side be let at the next Meeting.
Committee in Attendance. S. Holdsworth. J.H.Stott, Wm Haigh, T Hopkinson & John Breaks.

4902

Committee Meeting
July 1st 1870 Committee held in the Old School Room
Members in attendance T. Holdsworth. J Breaks and Thomas Hopkinson.  Resolved that the estimate of Wm Smith at 7d per yd be accepted for the Drain down Storr Hill Side.

5001

Committee Meeting
held in the Old School Tuesday Oct 4 1870.  The following members were in attendance.  Sq. Holdsworth, T Hopkinson, J H Breaks and John Hy Stott.
A letter having being received respecting the repairs of the Bradford and Huddersfield Road, the subject was discussed and resolved that the Wyke Town agreed to contract for their portion at the sum of 1/3 per lineal yd.  The Low Moor Co. were to be seen about the completion of the road near to the Wyke Toll Bar.  Sq’r Holdsworth

5002

Committee Meeting
held in the Old School Friday Nov’r 18 1870.  The following members were in attendance. Squire Holdsworth. John Hy Stott. J Breaks.  It was resolved to accept the sum of £15 for the Dross then on the Bradford & Huddersfield Road and that the Commissionery be acquainted with the same.

5101

Committee Meeting
held in the Old School on Tuesday Night December 13. 1870.  The following members were in attendance.  Squire Holdsworth. John Henry Stott. Thomas Hopkinson and John Breaks.  Resolution made by T Hopkinson and Sec’d by John Hy Stott that the Contract for the keeping in repair of the Bradford & Huddersfield Road in this Township be £175 per year for two years next ensuing and ending in March 1872.
Resolution made by John Breaks & Sec’d by J Hy Stott that six new scapers, 6 new spades and 3 new Repairs be bought for the township.
Proposed by Thomas Hopkinson and seconded by John Hy Stott that all sand taken of the road be charged 1 shilling per load
Proposed by John Hy Stott and seconded by John Breaks that a meeting be called for Thursday night at 7 o’clock for the letting of the leading of the Dross on the B&H Road and that the Bellman be instructed to cry to same.
100 Tons at present on the Road
E Hanson - 100 Tons from Storr Hill to Wyke Bar. 1/1 ½
M Collins – 100  Bar to Green Lane End  1/3
Briggs & Parkinson – 70  Green Lane to Red Lion Inn 1/4
Shaw & Wood – 30  Near to Bailiffe Bridge 1/6
Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities also listed in Leading of Dross Section

5201

Committee Meeting
24th February 1871 in attendance Squire Holdsworth, John Breaks and Thos Hopkinson

5202

Committee Meeting
17th March 1871 in attendance Squire Holdsworth, Thos Hopkinson and John Henry Stott

5301

Overseers for the Poor
Similar to 1101

5302

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2101

5401

Overseers for the Poor
Similar to 1101

5402

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2101

5501

Overseers for the Poor
Similar to 1101

5502

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2101

5601

Appointment of Surveyor
Similar to 2101

5701

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section)

5702

At a Meeting
of Ratepayers of the Township of Wyke duly convened and held on Wednesday the 7 day of April 1875 in the Old School Room Wyke to consider the propriety of adopting the Local Government Acts for the Township of Wyke.  Present in the chair Sam Wright Esq’
It was moved by Mr Squire Holdsworth and Seconded by Epherum Pearson that the Township of Wyke be constuted (should be constituted) a local Board district when only about eleven held up for the motion against it more than ten to one.  Motion Lost.  Chairman.

5801

At a Meeting
April 16th 1875 Mr Squire Holdsworth overseer of the poor of the Township of Wyke and Chairman of the Rural Sanitary Authority of the North Bierley Union along with Godfrey Naylor for Schooles (Scholes) and John Hodgson Smith for Tong did inspect a certon (certain) Ditch and Foot path leaving from Worthenhead to Wyke Common and they said that it ought to be altered and improved And whereas on Sunday the 18th day of April 1875 a child of Mr Samuel Bentley did fall off such foot path into the said Ditch complained of, and was very wet and allmost dround And in order to remedy this I have comenced to Lower the drain and let the water off.
Dated this 25th day of April 1875.  W Drake Surveyor

5901

At a Meeting of Ratepayers
of the Township of Wyke duly convened and held in the Old School Room on Saturday the 29th day of May 1875 at half past four o clock in the afternoon to consider the Sanitary Condition of the Township
Present Mr Emanuel Pearson in the Chair
It was moved by Samuel Wright Esq. and Seconded by Mr Adam Hind and unanimously Resolved, that the Surveyor be and is hereby authorized and directed to apply to the Local Government Board for their Advice as to the proper mode to be adopted to put the Township into a good sanitary condition and whether the necessary works should be carried out by the surveyor the Rural Sanitary Authority or by a local Board and that on receiving such advice another meeting be called to consider the same  Chairman  Em’l Pearson

5902

At a Meeting of Ratepayers
of the Township of Wyke duly convened and held in the Old School Room on Friday the 25th day of June 1875 at seven o clock in the evening  Present Mr Emanuel Pearson in the chair
It was moved by Mr James Sharp and seconded by Mr John Clough that the previous resolution Authorising the surveyor to write to the Local Gover’t Board asking for their advice be and is hereby recinded unanimously carried
Chairman Em’l Pearson

6001

At a Meeting of Ratepayers
of the Township of Wyke duly convened and held in the Old School room on Thursday the 9 day of September 1875 at Half past seven o clock in the evening  Present in the Chair Edward Eland
It was moved by Mr Edward Eland and Seconded by Mr Squire Holdsworth that the Township of Wyke adopt the Local Government Act when put to the meeting there was only one in favour of the motion.
It was then moved by Mr James Sharp and Seconded by Mr Robert Birkby and carried that a Committee be formed to assist the Surveyor and Twelve more then as folows chosen
Mr James Sharp,   Mr Humphery Holdsworth,
Thomas Hopkinson,  David Shaw,  William Dean,
Robert Birkby,  John Crowther,  William Drake,
Colnel Farrar,  John Henery Stott,  John Hind,
John Bell with power to add to their number

6002

At a Committee Meeting
held in the Old School room on Friday the 10 day of Sep 1875 as half past seven o clock in the Evening  It was moved and Seconded that Mr James Sharp be Chairman carried unanm’ly
It was then resolved that a Petition should be sent to the Local Government Board praying not to allow any part of the Township of Wyke to be taken by the North Bierley Local Board and that William Drake go through ‘with the canvis’
Resolved that Edwin Holdsworth  William Hanson  Jesses Bentley  Fred Clegg  and George Pickard be added to the Committee  Chairman

6101

At a Meeting of Ratepayers
and Owners of property of the Township of Wyke convened (by the Churchwarden and Summing Officer) by Public Notice that he had Received a Requisition of Twenty ratepayers requiring him to call a Meeting of ratepayers of the said township On the Sixth day January 1875? (should read 1876 due to order in book) at half past Seven o clock in the evening present in the Chair Mr Benjamin Hobson Churchwarden
It was resolved by Mr Benjamin Hobson And seconded by Mr Squire Holdsworth That it is expedient that the said Township of Wyke should be constituted a Local Government District
It was carried with one exception Sam Wright Esq been the only person to oppose the motion

6102

Note
Jan 13th 1876 Taken a note to Tompson & Taylor Contactors for the Pickle Bridge & Brigghouse Branch for 9 Tons 10 Cwts of Dross which their men have Taken from the side of the road and which said Dross belonged to the township of Wyke and cost 5/2 per ton £2.9.1  They want to give me 1 pound only  W Drake

6103

Surveyors Accounts
At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Township of Wyke held on the 25th day of March 1876 the Surveyors Accounts were pased and shewed that the expence of the Roads was £592.19.3½ leving balance of £133.11.6½

6201

Appointment of Surveyor
At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Township of Wyke in Vestry assembled at the Church Warden’s and Overseer’s Schoolroom within the Township of Wyke on Saturday the 25th day of March 1876 pursuant to notice given William Drake Shopkeeper was nominated, elected and appointed as Surveyor of the said Township for the purpose of carrying into execution the Provisions of an Act passed in the 5th and 6th years of the reign of King William the IV intituled “An Act to consolidate and amend the laws relating to Highways in that part of Great Britain called England for the year ensuing and the salary to be allowed to the said William Drake was fixed at the sum of Three pounds a month payable monthly on the 25 day of every month unless wyke be constituted a local Government District before the 25 of March 1877. Present in the chair Mr Squire Holdsworth. Dated this 25th Day of March 1876

6301

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section)
Adds up to 1464T 14cwtsub totoal Total 1544T 2cwt

6401

Note
Wyke Township was annexed to the North Bierley Local Board on the 29th day of September 1876 when at a meeting of the said Board held November 3rd 1876 the Surveyors Accounts were passed allowed and confirmed.

6402

Public Lighting in Wyke
the first lamps in Wyke 13 in number were lighted on Friday the 8 dy December 1876 William Drake was the Lamp Lighter 
William Drake was Appointed by the Said Board to be Surveyor & Inspector of Nuisance for the Wyke Ward at a Salary of Fifty Two pounds per Annum

6403

Wyke Water Works
was taken by the N.B.L Board and taken into their possession on Monday the Second of April 1877 at the prise of duble the cost of the orignal outlay.

6404

The First Public Sewer
made in Wyke for Garden Field and Teetotal Feild in 1877 contractor Mr George Naylor & son
The next sewer up Wyke Common made in 1879 John Briggs contractor.
The next from Wyke common to flash pond Roben Hood Inn and Temperance Hall made 1879 Slinger & Naylor Contractors
Knowl Lane sewer made 1879 contractors Eastwood & Lumb
Wyke Lane sewer made 1880 Contractor Slinger & Naylor finished Aug 12/80
Filter Works and main Drain made in 1879 contractors Levi & John Birkby
Engine erected at sewage works Oct 1st 1880 by Green & son of Leeds.
Short sewer up Huddersfield Road to Wainman Street with Settling Tanks at Wyke Mills 1881 Jn Briggs Contr’s
Sewer in Old Storr Mill New Rd Side and Carrhouse Gate District 1881 John Briggs Contractor

6501

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section)

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Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section)

6701

Letting by Ticket – Leading of Dross
(names and quantities listed in Leading of Dross Section)

6702

Lengths of all the Roads in Wyke
Huddersfield Road Baillif Brig to New Road Side 3,125 yards
Old Storr Hill 402 yards
Old Road from the Jeny Hall to Bailiff Bridge 2610 yards
Old School to Oakenshaw boundery 2082 yards
Sellers Hall to Westfield boundary 371 yards
Green Lane to Pickle Bridge 867 yards
Whitehall Road Westfield to Culvert 1352 yards
July 14th 1881 W Drake

6801

North Bierley Local Board verses the Crosland Coal Comp’y (Limited)
This case was Brought by the Board to recover some compensation for damage to Green Lane and Westfield Road by reason of the Compneys coal traffic to Pickle Bridge Station the case was tried at Bradford before the Justicess on the 13th day of October 1881.  But the Board was Beaton with the addmission that the Coal Comp’y had done Seventy Pounds damage to the Board. The Board applied to Quarter sessions which was held at Leeds on the 3rd day of January 1882 the case came on before the Bench on the fifth and was adjurned to the 11 day of January when the Justices dicision was confirmed  W Drake

6802

Wyke Sewage Tanks Comenced
to filter January 17th 1882

6803

Oct 1884 In this month two cottages were taken down at Barracks Fold Belonging to Ester Whitley and White Binks

6804

January 1885 In this month two cottages were taken down to widen Wyke Towngate  The property belonged to Fred and Richard Hardy  The Board paid them £150.0.0. to take the cottages away.

6805

William Drake died June 11th 1893 aged 66, interred Wyke Parish Church, Green Lane

 

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