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Letter 1 front page
Local Government Board form
Letter from Asst Overseer
The Cottages in question
Copy of surcharge - page 1
Copy of surcharge - page 2
Front of original envelope
Rear of original envelope
The 4 cottages are in the lower part of the photo
One of the end cottages of the 4 sold off

Surcharge from Local Government Board

This listing concerns repairs that were carried out on four Parish Cottages in the village of Shrivenham called Dodds Cottages. These are the same cottages that were sold off in the 1920's and form a separate listing in this catalogue. (See N426).

The surcharge was originally levied because it was felt that the Overseers had exceeded their authority in the amount spent for repairing the roofs of the cottages. The surcharge was subsequently revoked on appeal.

The scans of the documents in this listing are generally only of the first/front page.

The envelope is the original from 1884 that contained one of the documents

  • Year:
    1884
  • Place:
    Shrivenham
  • Ref:
    C4.Char.1.12
  • Item Ref:
    N418
  • Find it:
    C4.Char.1.12

 

 

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