Highways: Highways Boards Records
The parish vestry was responsible for highways up to 1835, when the Highways Act enabled parishes to combine to form highway district authorities. The local boards of health, formed after 1848, and 1858 also had highway functions in urban areas.
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[see also Breconshire Quarter Sessions: Roads Boards B/QS/AR]
Pool and Forden (Ref: M/H/F, A)
Newtown and Llanidloes (Ref: M/H/N)
*Llanfyllin - see also Montgomeryshire Quarter Sessions: Highways 1864-89
The Highways Act, 1862, empowered justices of the peace to compulsorily unite rural parishes into highway authorities administered by a board, where they thought it necessary.