Surveyors’ Accounts

In the first quarter of the 19th Century there were more ‘surveyors of highways’ than you could shake a stick at: the thick end of seventeen thousand of them in England and Wales. After the commencement of the Highway Act 1835 the job got a bit more rigorous, and better records were kept. One enterprising publisher sold formatted accounts books for surveyors’ use, and Bill Riley has located and copied an example from 1851. This is available as a PDF download by clicking on the cover image below.


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