Aireborough Historical Society

1878 Sewerage Works

Sewerage Works
Date 1878
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
T102    Reproduced by kind permission of The British Newspaper Archive, research  Edwy Harling
Comment "Yeadon Sewerage - To Contractors
The Yeadon Local Board desire to receive TENDERS for the following
WORKS required for the SEWERAGE of their district.
Contract no.1 - For providing and constructing about 2,200 yards of
brick sewers and about 1,450 yards of pipe sewers, with manholes,
flushing chambers, ventilators and other works connected therewith.
Contract no.2 - For providing and constructing about 4,100 yards of
pipe sewers with manholes etc.
Contract no.3 - For providing and constructing about - - yards of pipe
with manholes etc.
    Parties desirous of tendering may see the drawings and
specifications and obtain form of tender at the offices of Mr John
McLandsborough, CE, the Exchange, Bradford. Sealed tenders to be
delivered to Alfred Brayshaw Esq., chairman of the Local Board,
Yeadon, on or before Tuesday the 22nd January 1878. The Local Board do
not bind themselves to accept the lowest of any tender- By order.
C J Newstead, clerk to the said Local Board
Otley, 19th December1877"
Further text by Christine Lovedale
In 1876 the Local Board decided a general sewerage system was needed
for the town, a feasibility study was undertaken by an engineer who
surveyed the area and gave an estimate of the likely cost.
Negotiations took place with Mr Barwick of Low Hall, Jonathan Peate
and Col. Crompton Stansfield as the proposed works would either affect
their water supplies or outfall pipes etc would involve their
properties. The sum of £14,000 was borrowed to build a sewage works on
Gill  Lane and for land purchased from Col. Crompton Stansfield at £10
per acre, he was also paid £25 yearly as compensation.

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