Minute of Agreement of Wayleave between
CHELTENHAM ORIGINAL BREWERY CO.LTD.,
160 HIGH STREET :
CHELTENHAM : GLOS.
(hereinafter referred to as “ The Grantor”) of the one part and THE SHROPSHIRE, WORCESTERSHIRE AND STAFFORDSHIRE ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY hereinafter referred to as “The Company” of the other part)
It is hereby agreed as follows:
(1) The Company at their own expense, for the purpose of conveying electrical energy, may
(a) Erect wires and wooden poles with any necessary stays and appliances.
(b) Erect wires and steel towers with any necessary appliances.
(c) Lay underground cables with any necessary appliances upon over and through land owned by the Grantor in the position or along the route described in the first schedule hereto (subject to such modifications as may be agreed by the Grantor) and may from time to time maintain, repair, renew, inspect and remove same.
(2) The Company shall pay to the Grantor a total yearly rent of £ - : 3 : 0 (THREE SHILLINGS) such amount being made up in accordance with the details set out in the second schedule hereto. The said rent shall be payable in advance on the First day of October in each year the first payment being proportioned from the date of commencing the authorized Work. Provided that should any alteration of route be effected, an addition to or reduction from such rent shall be made, based on the details in the aforesaid second schedule.
(3) The Company shall :—
(a) Carry out the Work in a firm and substantial manner in accordance with the Regulations prescribed for the time being by the Board of Trade or Electricity Commissioners and to the reasonable satisfaction of and with as little inconvenience as possible to the Grantor and occupiers of the land of the Grantor.
(b) Make good to the satisfaction of the Grantor and occupiers of the said land — or pay compensation for any damage or injury caused by the apparatus or through the Company’s servants — any damage to fences, buildings, crops, live stock, the property of the Grantor or occupiers. Provided that notice of claim be made within one calendar month.
[Signed by the Grantor (A Director of the brewery) and on behalf of the electricity company by it’s General Manager.]
First Schedule hereinbefore referred to:
In respect of Poles nos. 1 situated in orchard of Crown Inn, Bosbury, and 4 and 5 in land at the rear of the Bell Inn.
Second Schedule hereinbefore referred to:
WOODEN POLE LINES
3 Single Poles at 1/- each 3s. 0d.
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A further pole (no. 12) was added in a letter dated 29 June 1945.
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Transcribed by Barry Sharples from the Bell Inn records
kindly loaned by Margaret Spence, January 2013