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Reference TGB
Covering dates 1792-1850
Held by Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service
Extent 12 Files
Archival history Surviving records of the trustees passed to Bolton Corporation as the successor local authority in 1850, to Bolton County Borough in 1889 and to Bolton Metropolitan Borough in 1974. They were transferred to Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service in June 1974 by the Chief Executive of Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Creators Great Bolton Improvement Trust

Administrative history:
The first trustees for the township of Great Bolton were nominated in the Bolton Improvement Act of 1792 32 George III ch.lxxi. They were responsible for "widening, paving, lighting, watching, cleansing and regulating the Streets, Lanes, Passages and Places...and for supplying Water and for providing Fire Engines and Firemen and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Incroachments and Annoyances and for licensing and regulating hackney Coaches and Chairs". Rents of allotments of building land on Bolton Moor, enclosed by the Act, were allocated to defray the cost of the improvements.
The trustees acquired additional powers under the Great Bolton Improvement Act of 1817 57 George III ch.59. Attempts by political opponents to convert the trustees into an elected corporate body were unsuccessful. Following the establishment of the Borough of Bolton in 1838, the powers of the trustees waned and they were finally abolished in 1850 under the Bolton Improvement Act of that year 14 Victoria ch.40

This collection contains Minute books, Registers of Trustees, financial records rentals and Highway Records


Minute Book  TGB/1/1  13 Jul 1792-03 Dec 1800

Minute Book  TGB/1/2  07 Jan 1801-18 Aug 1830

Minute Book  TGB/1/3  01 Sep 1830-07 Aug 1850

Also contains Annual Statements of Accounts, Dec 1829-Dec 1834, and valuation of trustees' property, including buildings, reservoirs, fir engines, lamps, Aug 1850


Register of subscriptions by trustees to oath for performance of office  TGB/2/1  Jun 1841 - Jan 1849


Printed statements of accounts  TGB/3/1  Mar 1796-Dec 1847

General ledger  TGB/3/2  Mar 1796-Dec 1807

Account book: trustees in account with Messrs Hardcastle, Cross, Ormrod, Barlow & Rushton (Bolton Bank)  TGB/3/3  Jan 1842-Dec 1850


Rent Roll  TGB/4/1  Jul 1793-Jan 1795

Rent Roll  TGB/4/2  Jul 1794-Jul 1808

Rent Roll  TGB/4/3  Jan 1832-Aug 1850

Memoranda and index relating to TGB/4/3  TGB/4/4  Jan 1832-Aug 1850


Extracts from trustees minutes (TGB/1/1-3) relating to highways, with index  TGB/5/1  Jul 1792-Aug 1850

Also contains extracts from Little Bolton trustees' minutes TLB/1/1-3 relating to highways and a list of streets in Little Bolton declared public highways, 1818-1850

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