Surveyors Book Great Ouseburn 1858-1929
1858 July 24th Disbursements:- Paid Ground Rent for Cottages & Pig Sty’s 8s10d
Impursments: Light Mire Lane £7, Church Field Lane £8-10s, Claro Lane £7-5s, Pig Pounds £2-11s, Garden Rents £3-13s, Rates £52-2s-3d, Cottage’s Rent £6-5s, Little Ouseburn Rate Payers 15s
1859 Nov Paid Joseph Wrightson for Thatching Richard Addisons House 7s6d, Spelks & other sundries 1s6d
December Paid Thomas Bridges for 1 day Opening out a drain against the Pump 2s 8d
Receipts 1859-60 Rates £52-2s-4d, Lane Rents £22-2s, Gardens £3-13s-6d, Pig Courts £2-8s, House Rents £7-10s, Mr Robinson for Pump £5, George Chapman for Pump £1, Mrs Rheeder for Land Balance £22-16s-6d
1860 July 21st Paid out Ground Rent for Cotages & Pig Cotes
1861 March 23rd Paid
to James Gudgeon for Scrubbing &
Receipts: Rates £52-2s-3d, Lanes £25-8s, Gardens £3-14s, Pig Cotes £2-5s
Receipts 1864-5 Lane Rents £19-16s-6d, Garden Rents for Hus keld £2-11s, Garden Rents for Town End £1-13s, Pig Courts Rents £1-19s, William Winter for going up Moor Lane 5s for 2 years, B.C. Bassett for going up Moor Lane 5s for 2 years, William Gratton for going up Moor Lane 2s-6d, Rates £36-5s-2d
1865 Paid Mr Thompson ground rent for Pig Cotes 6s-4d Receipts: Lane Rents £25-13s, Garden Rents £4-10s, Pig Cote Rents £1-17s 4d1/2, C Barrit for going up Moor Lane 2s-6d, Mr Gratton for going up Moor Lane 2s-6d, Rates £59-13s-9d
1867-68 Lane rents £23-17-6
Pig courts rents £2-0-7
C Barritt, Wm Gratton, Wm Whitehead for going up
1868-69 Lane rents £21-15-0
Pig courts rents £1-7-6
Wm Ward, Wm Robson, Wm Pick, C Barritt, Wm Gratton, Wm Whitehead, Thomas Hill & Webster of Linton for going up Moor Lane 2s 6d each
Men coming down
1869-70 Lane rents £50-11-4
Received from Turnpike surveyor £2-2-0
Received from Turnpike Commissioners £8-18-3
Pig Courts £2-0-7 ½
By police for horse pinding £0-2-6
Pig Court rent £2-3-6
Chris Barritt, Wm Ward, George Whitehead
William Pick 1s
Pig courts rent £1-8-1 ½
George Whitehead, Christopher Barritt, William Ward 2s 6d each
William Pick 1s
Pig courts rent £1-5-0
John Kettlewell, William Pick, Christopher Barritt,
William Ward 2s 6d each for going up
Pig courts rent £1-5-0
John Kettlewell, William Pick, Christopher Barritt,
William Ward 2s 6d each for going up
courts rent £1-8-1
Little Ouseburn for going up Moor Lane John Kettlewell, William Pick, Christopher Barritt, William Ward 2s 6d each
Pig courts rent £0-12-0
Little Ouseburn People Going up Moor Lane John Kettlewell, William Pick, Christopher Barritt, William Ward 2s 6d each
1st March 1880 Mr
Langstaffe explained to the meeting that he has been
unable to obtain from Mr Rhodes the Rent for the
Mr Bell proposed that whoever takes a lane has a responsible Bondsman for the amount Mr Thomas Coupland seconded this proposition. Carried without opposition.
Mr Bell proposed that the Lanes be let on the condition that they be grazed with Cattle only. Seconded by Mr James Chapman- eight for- against six.
Mr Broyden as a Ratepayer made an objection to any of the Lanes being let for grazing purposes at all and considers that the objection of any one Ratepayer is sufficient to prevent the Lanes being pastured and wishes the meeting to understand that if they are let those who let them must take the consequences-
Dr McCaskie remarked that the Moor Lane was in a different position to the other two Lanes which are let, there being a great deal of traffic along it, and that especially at night horses and Cattle cause danger and thinking perhaps that the following might meet the objections of Mr Broyden therefore proposed that Moor Lane be let without the Gates and that all Cattle pastured therein be tented. Seconded by the Rev. C R Scholfield – Three for – Seven against.
Scholfield proposed that considering Mr Broyden’s objection this meeting be adjourned till such
time as the surveyor has been able to get good legal opinion on the following
points – 1st Whether Mr Broyden’s
objection is valid bearing in mind the fact of Moor Lane & Lightmire Lane
are private lanes. 2nd
Whether his objection holds for the public Highway called
8th March 1880 Dr McCaskie proposed that in view of the notice of objection made last Monday night by Mr Broyden the lanes which are let tonight be let on the condition that if anyone taking a lane is prevented by any course arising from Mr Broyden’s objection or any like objection, from using the lane for pasturage he shall not claim anything from the Surveyor or Township for the loss of said pasturage but should only pay a proportion of the Rent according to the time he has used it and that in such case the amount to be paid be decided by some independent person to be appointed by the Surveyor and the party who takes the lane. Seconded by Robert Ball. Carried without opposition.
William Orton bid £5-2-6 for
Walker bid £8-5-0 for
Smith bid £6-5-0 for
25th March 1880 (Regarding previous motion carried to let lanes only for grazing by ) CattleThe Chairman having read the clause of the Award relating to letting the Lanes and it appears that the Surveyors are the persons to let the said lanes. Mr Abbay proposed that nothing further be done by this meeting, but the Surveyors let the lanes according to their powers.
Preston proposed that the Gate now fixed at the West end of
Mr Langstaffe provided to let the Lanes to be grazed as usual, whoever takes a lane must either pay in advance or find a responsible bondsman satisfactory to the Surveyors.
Orton having found a bondsman (Mr Langstaffe) takes
William Reid was the highest bidder at £6-15-0 for
Toes was the highest bidder for
25th February 1881 The Vicar proposed that Mr Robert Bell be Surveyor of the Highways for the ensueing. Carried unanimously.
Broyden proposed that Mr James Chapman of
Mr Langstaffe proceeded to let the Lanes to be grazed as usual. Mr Broyden as a Ratepayer objects to let the Lanes at all and particularly is interest in them. Any party taking a Lane to pay in advance or find a responsible bondsman satisfactory to the Surveyors.
Preston takes the
Cundall takes the
Dove takes the
13th March 1882 Selling of the Township Cottages. Proposed John Langstaff seconded by William Parker that application be made to the Board of Guardians for consent to sell all buildings belonging to the Township.
Lanes Let :- Church Field Lane to Thomas Langstaff £6-7-6
Lightmire Lane to Wm Parker £6-10-0, Moor Lane to James Toaes £6-10-0.
Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-8-0,
Town End Garden Rents £1-19-0
5th March 1883 Letting of Lanes:-
Church Field Lane Mr George Chapman £6-2-6, Lightmire Lane Mr James Waddington £6-0-0, Moor Lane Mr James Waddington £5-15-0
Proposed by Mr John Langstaffe seconded by Mr James Chapman of Moor Lane. That the Property comprising Cottages and Piggeries belonging to the Township be sold. Sixteen in favour- None against.
10th May 1883 In accordance with a resolution carried at a meeting of Ratepayers held on the 5th March 1883 that part of the Township property be sold, then papers for selling the same were presented to the Guardians with the following result. The Guardians recommend the Township to hold a further meeting and include the whole of the Township property in the Sale.
Mr Thomas P----- proposed and Mr William Parker seconded - that the Land belonging to the Township be not sold. Carried
3rd March 1884 Church Field lane let to John Cundall £7-12-6, Lightmire Lane let to G Chapman £8-10-0, Moor Lane let to John Gudgeon £8-2-6.
14th March 1884 Mr N J Johnson of Aldwark Bridge nominated for the office of Guardian by Mr Robt Broyden.
26th February 1885 Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Ratepayers of this Township and of the owners of Property therein, entitled to vote according to law, will be held at the Reading Room in this Township on Thursday the 26th day of July 1885 a 7 o’clock in the evening for the purpose of giving the consent of a majority of the Ratepayers and Owners of Property assembled at such meeting to the Guardians of the Poor of the Great Ouseburn Union selling the Land and Premises described as follows, viz:-
All that piece of Land with the cottage thereon, situate in the Township of Great Ouseburn, in the West Riding of the County of York, and now in the occupation of George Hullah, which premises form part of the allotment described in the Award made in pursuance of an Act of Parliament passed in the 10th year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the third, and intitled an Act for dividing and inclosing certain open fields, lands and commons within the Township and Parish of Great Ouseburn in the West Riding of the County of York, as follows:-
All that other parcel of Common or Waste Ground from the east end of the allotment of the said Mann Horsfield on the said Carrside containing one acre of land or thereabouts, bounded on the north and east by the said Carrside Road, upon the south by lands awarded to His Majesty, and His Majesty’s ancient enclosed lands, and on the west by lands awarded to the said Mann Horsfield in the said Carrside under the provisions of the Sale of Exhausted Parish Lands Act 1876 of the ---- and Parish Property Act 1835, and of the other statutes as that behalf, subject to such order as the Local Government Board shall issue touching such Sale and the application of the Produce thereof for the permanent advantage of the Township.
At a meeting held in accordance with the foregoing Notice on the Resolution being put for sanction to sell the house and land referred to it was resolved not to sell it.
2nd March 1885 Church Field Lane let to J C Walls £7-0-0, Light Mire Lane let to J Bruce £7-17-6, Moor Lane let to John Gudgeon £8-12-6
19th March 1885 The rent of the house occupied by John Upton be reduced to one pound a year and that sum be accepted from him in discharge of all rent due from him up to the 6th April next.
Copy of notice given to each of the following tenants Thomas Gudgeon, William Hill & George Hullah. We hereby give you notice that at a meeting held the 19th March 1885 it was resolved that you pay your Rent for the past year due April 6 / 85 within one month after receipt of this notice or you will be ejected. And also for the future it was carried that the Rents be paid quarterly in advance.
1st March 1886 Church Field Lane let to J W Preston £7-2-6, Light Mire Lane let to J Cundall £7-7-6, Moor Lane let to J Chapman £8-15-0
7th March 1887 Moor Lane let to John Gudgeon £7-0-0, Light Mire Lane let to John Bell £6-0-0, Church Field Lane let to John Gudgeon £7-0-0.
5th March 1888 Church Field Lane let to Jas Waddington £8-10-0, Light Mire Lane let to Jas Waddington £7-10-0, Moor Lane let to John Carlton £8-2-6
3rd March 1890 Churchfield Lane let to J W Preston £6-12-6, Lightmire Lane let to Jas Chapman £6-11-0, Moor Lane let to William Jennison £5-10-0
2nd March 1891 Churchfield Lane let to J W Preston £5-7-6, Lightmire Lane let to Wm ------- £6-12-6, Moor Lane let to William Jennison £5-17-6
7th March 1892 Churchfield Lane let £6-2-6, Lightmire Lane let £6-0-0, Moor Lane let £7-5-0
16th November 1892 Proposed Mr Cundall, seconded Mr Chapman, that the ratepayers agree that the surveyors put the portion of the York and Boroughbridge road within the township in good order with a view to its being taken over by the County Council. Carried.
6th March 1893 Church Field Lane let £5-12-6, Lightmire Lane let £5-15-0, Moor Lane let £8-2-6.
Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0, Well Lane Gardens £1-6-6
5th March 1894 Garden in Well Lane let to James Allenby, Garden no 19 Huskill let to George Lazenby, Garden no 17 let to Ben Dodgson.
Church Field Lane let £6-7-6, Lightmire Lane let £5-17-6, Moor Lane let £8-17-6
4th December 1894 Notice is hereby given that a meeting of parochial Electors will be held in the reading room Great Ouseburn for the election of Parish Councillors.
John Foster Bateman 15 votes elected
John Carlton 16 votes elected
James Chapman 13 votes
Arthur Dickinson 16 votes elected
George William Preston 9 votes
William Robinson 17 votes elected
Thomas Carr Walls 16 votes elected
N.B. from here on renting lanes etc. appear to be dealt with by the Parish Council
There been No surveyor or overseer elections held.
2nd March 1896 Churchfield Lane let £7-0-0, Lightmire Lane let £5-10-0
1st March 1897 Boat Lane let 3s 6d, Church Field Lane let £4-10-0, Lightmire Lane let to William Pick £4-12-6, Carrside Lane & Highway let to John Parker 6s, Moor Lane let £6-12-6
8th March 1898 Church Field Lane let £5-7-6, Lightmire Lane let £4-10-0, Moor Lane let £7-5-0
6th March 1899 Church Field Lane let £4-2-6, Lightmire Lane let £6-0-0, Moor Lane let £5-10-0
6th March 1900 Church Field Lane let £5-15-0, Lightmire Lane let £3-7-6, Moor Lane let £5-5-0
4th March 1901 Church Field Lane let £5-10-0, Lightmire Lane let £4-17-6, Moor Lane let £4-10-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
3rd March 1902 Church Field Lane let to John Jennison £7-5-0, Lightmire Lane let to Henry T Pick £5-2-6, Moor Lane let to Ellis Waddington £6-2-6, Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
2nd March 1903 Church Field Lane let to John Jennison £6-10-0, Lightmire Lane let to Arthur Ruston £6-2-6, Moor Lane let to James Waddington £5-10-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
7th March 1904 Church Field Lane let to Arthur Ruston £6-12-6, Lightmire Lane let to William Robinson £4-15-0, Moor Lane let to J E Waddington £5-10-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
6th March 1905 Church Field Lane let to George Watson £6-17-6, Lightmire Lane let to Arthur Ruston £5-7-6, Moor Lane let to George Wilson £6-2-6, Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
5th March 1906 Church Field Lane let to Arthur Ruston £2-2-0, Lightmire Lane let to W Gudgeon £2-0-0, Moor Lane let to W Gudgeon £6-15-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
7th March 1907 Church Field Lane let to Arthur Ruston £2-7-6, Lightmire Lane let to Wm Smith £3-0-0, Moor Lane let to Thos Gudgeon junr £6-0-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
2nd March 1908 Church Field Lane let to Arthur Ruston £3-0-0, Lightmire Lane let to E Robson £4-11-0, Moor Lane let to George Wilson £2-0-0 Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
1st March 1909 Church Field Lane let to G B Chapman £3-17-6, Lightmire Lane let to Wm Smith £5-1-0, Moor Lane let to George Wilson £4-18-6 Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
7th March 1910 Church Field Lane let to G B Chapman £4-17-6, Lightmire Lane let to J Jennison £5-6-0, Moor Lane let to George Wilson £8-11-6 Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0 (back of book)
6th March 1911 Church Field Lane let to G B Chapman £4-17-6, Lightmire Lane let to E Robson £3-12-6, Moor Lane let to George Wilson £6-2-6 Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-6, Huskelf Gardens Rents £2-11-0
4th March 1912 Moor Lane let to George ------ £6-12-6, Lightmire Lane, Church Field Lane and all other district lanes (except Moor Lane) let to G B Chapman £4-15-0 Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-0, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-11-0
3rd March 1913 Moor Lane let to A Ruston £1-10-0, District Lanes not let, there being no bid. Well Lane Garden Rents £1-16-0, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-11-0
2nd March 1914 Moor Lane let to J E Waddington £2-0-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £2-0-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-8-0
1st March 1915 Moor Lane let to J E Waddington £2-10-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £2-0-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-11-0
6th March 1916 Moor Lane let to Arthur Ruston £4-10-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £2-0-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-11-0
5th March 1917 Moor Lane let to L Scratchard £1-10-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £2-0-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-11-0
4th March 1918 Moor Lane let to L Scratchard £2-15-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £2-0-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-11-0
3rd March 1919 Moor Lane let to L Scratchard £2-5-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £2-0-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-11-0
1st March 1920 Moor Lane let to Charles Walls £2-0-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £2-0-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-11-0
8th March 1920 Proposed by B Dodgson, seconded by P Cuthbert that it be put into the County Councils hands to procure allotments for the Parish of Great Ouseburn either by compulsory lease or purchase which they think will be the best way of procuring them to let at a reasonable rent. (carried)
30th March 1920 Proposed by A Robinson senr, seconded by A Robinson junr that the Clerk issue notices to the parishioners who wish to apply for gardens also that he write to the Public Works Loan Commissioners to send us their terms, and to hold a meeting on Tuesday evening the 6th day of April to let the Gardens all Gardens to be paid for in advance. Carried E S Jackson.
6th April 1920 Proposed by B Dodgson, seconded by E S Jackson that Mr A Robinson purchase the Flats Allotments for the amount that they have offered it for namely Clay Hill sons & Feetham Darlington.
20th December 1920 Proposed by B Dodgson seconded by L Scratchard that the Clerk write to the County Council & the Ministry of Health for permission to Borrow the money £200 to pay for the Flatts allotments (carried E S Jackson)
March 7th 1921 That the Clerk write to Mr Jas Chapman about slashing hedge leading down to Ouse Gill Gardens & ask him if he will clean drain out draining Ouse Gill Gardens.
Moor Lane let £2-0-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £4-1-0,Flatts gardens Rents £14-0-0, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £4-10-0
17th August 1921 Messrs Clay Hills sons & Feetham has given the Parish Room to the Parish and the meeting is called to hear the feeling of the Parish as to who it is to be conveyed to.
Proposed Mr S Willey, seconded Mr B Dodgson that the Parish Room be conveyed to the Parish Council.
6th March 1922 Moor Lane let to E Robson £2-10-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £3-15-0,Flatts gardens Rents £15-5-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £4-8-0
5th March 1923 Proposed by Mr R Penrose seconded Mr C Walls that the Parish Council write to the R D Council asking them if they will take over the Moor Lane & how much money they will require to do so, also if unsatisfactory reply is received the Parish Council write to the County Council on the matter.
Proposed Mr J Jennison seconded Mr T Gudgeon that a Parish meeting be called to consider the question of clearing out the strand & Ditches adjoining the Carrs etc.
Moor Lane let to J Middleton £2-0-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £3-4-0,Flatts gardens Rents £11-0-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £1-10-0
12th March 1923 Proposed Mr A Robinson seconded by Capt Tunstill that Mr T Penty engages Mr E Dodgson & another man to clean out the main strand, the joint owners to pay their share of the costs.
3rd March 1924 Moor Lane Grazing let to Mr J Middleton for £1-0-0, Well Lane Garden Rents £3-19-0,Flatts gardens Rents £13-12-6, Ouse Gill Gardens Rents £2-12-0
3rd April 1924 Proposed by Mr C Wood seconded Mr B Dodgson that the Green be let to the Fair proprietors only on condition that they do not turn their horses into the lanes. (carried)
Proposed by Mr J E Jennison seconded by Mr E S Jackson that the Clerk write to the District Surveyor pointing out the bad state of the Parish Lanes & ask him to have them repaired (carried)
Proposed by Mr B Dodgson seconded by Mr A Robinson that Branton Lane being situate in another Parish no steps be taken to have the 2 seats therein repaired. (carried)
6th November 1924 To consider the question of extending the present burial ground or alternatively of providing a burial ground under the Burial Acts.
The Vicar Rev W V Tatham offered to give half an acre of land if the cost of laying it out be raised by subscription.
Proposed Mr S Bailey seconded by Mr E S Jackson that the Vicars offer to give a half acre of land for extension of the Burial ground be accepted. (carried)
8th December 1924 N.B. After a disagreement of views between the Parochial Church Council and the Parish Council over fencing new burial ground this meeting was held
Proposed by Mrs B Dodgson seconded by Mr j P Cuthbert that the Parish provide a Burial Ground under the Burial Acts & that the Parish Council are authorized to form a Burial Board & to proceed in the matter when they consider it necessary. (Carried)
2nd March 1925 Moor Lane Grazing let to Mr C W Walls for £1-3-6
Well Lane Gardens £3-19-0, Flatts Gardens £15-7-0 Ouse Gill Gardens £2-18-6
10th March 1925 Proposed by Mr Suley that a meeting of subscribers to the Churchyard extension Fund be called to decide what to do with the Fund as no extension of the Churchyard is to take place.
Proposed as an amendment to the above by Mr B Dodgson seconded by Mr S Chapman and supported by the Rev E Le Bas that the Fund be paid over to the Church Council, half of it to be used for the upkeep of the Churchyard & the other half for repairs & improvement & a yearly account to be issued in the magazine & Church Notice Board (Carried)
13th July 1925 For the purposes of considering a letter received from the Hon Edward Wood MP on the question of repairing the Moor Lane.
Proposed by Mr hill, seconded by Mr B Dodgson that the Clerk write to the district surveyor asking him if he would kindly give us an estimate of the cost of repairing Moor Lane (Carried)
Proposed by Mr B Dodgson seconded Mr E S Jackson that the Parish representative on the R.D.C. bring to the notice of the R.D.C. at their next meeting the deplorable condition of the Parish Sewerage Beds asking the council to have them cleaned out. (Carried)
Proposed by Mr B Dodgson seconded by Mr S Chapman that the Clerk write to the Clerk of the R.D.C. asking him to inform us as to who owns the Parish Sewerage Works & particulars of conditions under which the ownership is held (Carried)
1st March 1926 Proposed Mr S Chapman seconded Mr B Dodgson that the Clerk write to landowners owning land ajoining the Moor Lane asking them what they are willing to do towards the repairing of the Moor Lane. (Carried)
Proposed by Mr B Dodgson seconded by Mr F Hill, Grassgills, requesting him to clean out the gutter which is flooding the Moor Lane. (Carried)
Proposed by Mr B Dodgson seconded by Mr A Robinson that the two R.D. Councillors present at this meeting bring to the Notice of their Council at their next meeting the bad conditions of the Parish roads & report at the next Parish meeting. (Carried)
Moor Lane Grazing let to J Middleton for £0-11-0, Well Lane Gardens £3-19-0, Flatts Gardens £15-10-0 Ouse Gill Gardens £3-10-6
7th March 1927 Proposed by Mr Peacock second by Mr J P Cuthbert that the R.D. Council be asked to erect a new bridge in the place of the old one over the Fish Pond the latter being very dangerous. (Carried)
Proposed by Mr T Waddington seconded by Mr B Dodgson that the R.D. Council be asked to have the pond in the Church Field Lane cleared out, the culvert under the road repaired & the Cross Lane repaired.
Proposed by Mr Wood seconded by Mr B Dodgson that the R.D. Council be asked to have the grass removed & the land made safe for traffic at the cross-roads of Great Ouseburn, Branton & Carrside (Carried)
Proposed by Mr S Chapman seconded by Mr Peacock that the R.D.Council be asked to repair Branton Lane. (carried)
Proposed by Mr Robinson seconded by Mr B Doel—that the R.D.C. be asked to take over Moor Lane. (Carried)
Moor Lane Grazing let to J E Jennison for £0-13-0, Well Lane Gardens £3-19-0, Flatts Gardens £14-15-0 Ouse Gill Gardens £5-2-0
12th April 1927 Proposed by Mr Peacock seconded by Mr B Dodgson that the following resolution be sent to the R.D.Council-
That it is regretted that no action was taken by the R.D.C. at their last meeting of the resolution passed at the Annual Parish Meeting of Great Ouseburn with reference to the dangerous bridge over the Fish Pond at Great Ouseburn & that unless due consideration be given to this very important matter, steps will be taken for an appeal to be made to other authorities. It may be added that Mr Penty, the owner of the bridge is quite willing to hand it over to the Gt Ouseburn R. L. C.
Proposed by Mr B Dodgson seconded by Mr A Robinson that the following resolution be forwarded to the R.D.C.-
In reply to the letter of the 5th this meeting maintains that the R.D.C. are the owners of Church Field lane & Cross Lane & request the Council to have the pond in the former cleaned out & the culvert repaired- the ajoining tenant having cleaned out the gutters into which the pond empties- & to repair Cross Lane. Carried)
5th March 1928 Moor Lane Grazing let to J Middleton for £0-11-0, Well Lane Gardens £3-19-0, Flatts Gardens £13-0-0 Ouse Gill Gardens £5-2-0
Proposed by Mr B Dodgson seconded by Mr A Robinson that the land owners & tenants of land ajoining the Moor Lane be asked to meet the Parish Council to discuss the repairing of Moor Lane. (Carried)
Town End Gardens renamed Well Lane Gardens between 1882 &1893
Huskelf Gardens renamed Ouse Gill Gardens 1912, (These were sold by the Parish Council in 1958)
1921 Parish Council bought the Flatts allotments with a loan of £200. (This is now the Sports Field & Village Hall)
1921 Parish Room conveyed to the Parish Council gifted by Messrs Clay Hills sons & Feetham., Darlington. (This was sold in 1953by the Parish Council)
5th March 1883 Property comprising Cottages and Piggeries belonging to the Township be sold. It was later decided not to sell. The tenants in 1885 were Thomas Gudgeon, William Hill & George Hullah. There appeared to be another cottage rented by John Upton in 1885 as well as the three above.
26th February 1885 description of house and garden part of land allotted in enclosure award and appears to be Well Lane Allotments and then in the occupation of George Hullah
Moor Lane rented out by the Parish and maintained by the Parish. In 1880 it was noted that Moor Lane had a great deal of traffic along it. Asked for it to be adopted by the R.D.Council in 1923 & 1927
The Surveyors book is in the Great Ouseburn Records held by the Parish Clerk. Transcribed by Keith Scott 2005