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Necessary Elucidations

Reasons Case

d onServing in justification of the choice made Necessary Elucidations
of a part of Tothill Fields by the annexed Bill,shuting the grounds of the annexed
for the principal part of the Spot intended relative to the Bill for appropriating <add>a part of</add>Tothill
as a site intended for the proposed National Fields to the reception of a Penitentiary
Penitentiary HouseHouse, <add>intended</add> to be erected under the Penitentiary
Contract Act of 7 July 1794.

The waste spot, known by the name of Tothill 1
Quantity of the

Fields, contains at present, in the gross, about
5458 acres: including the site of
Rochester Row and that of the Old Pest Housepile of Buildings,
called the Five Chimnies, and and originally
used in the time of the great Plague used as a [+] occupy about 2 acres of the
extent: and the space employed in
Roads, which may occupy
fromabout 6 or 8 acres.

Pest House +, and for athis long time, andif
notprobably ever since that time as a Poor House: (which two sites together may
occupy [+] Thus go
State the condition of

The Westminster Scholars as stated in the Bill make
use of the Waste as a Cricket Ground. and there is reason to b
that specific provision was made on their behalf for that spot in the Charter granted by
Queen Elizabeth for the foundation
of the School.

A considerable part of it, to the amount
of someseveral acres, in different spots is in a swampy state, both
summer and winter: a much more considerable
part in winter: and the whole of the portion Westlying
of at the back ofbehind Rochester Row, amounting to
upwards of 6 acres, is altogether as unproductive
being without a single blade of grass upon
it -and a considerable part of the remainder is
equally bare of herbage, the surface being around
and continually covered by fresh loads of Waste.
rubbish promiscuously shot down upon it.

+ Stowe's Survey of London, by Stripe.


Identifier: | JB/123/002/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 123.



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case stating the grounds of the annexed bill for appropriating a part of tothill fields to the reception of a penitentiary house intended to be created under the penitentiary contract act of 7 july 1794


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