Catalogue description The Commissioners of Sewers for the Lewes and Laughton Levels

This record is held by East Sussex Record Office

Details of SRA6
Reference: SRA6
Title: The Commissioners of Sewers for the Lewes and Laughton Levels
Date: 1620-1950
Related material:

For records of the commissioners 1767-1792, see NRA7, for maps and plans 1791-1877, see SWA12 and AMS 6164. See also A2327/46/1-3, A5120/85/1-5 and A5120/168/3.

Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Commissioners of Sewers for the Lewes and Laughton Levels

Subjects:
  • Drainage engineering
  • Fishery resources
Administrative / biographical background:

The jurisdiction of commissioners of sewers derived from letters patent issued under the Statute of Sewers of 1531. Under the terms of the Land Drainage Act 1930 the powers of the sewer commissioners continued in force as an internal drainage board unless or until the commission was determined by a scheme made and approved under Part II of the Act. The powers of the Lewes and Laughton Levels Commissioners were abolished in 1939 and replaced by the River Ouse Catchment Board (internal drainage).

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