Road Maintenance


Road Maintenance


Some records pertaining to road Maintenance and those involved.

Gloucestershire Archives have some limited records of road maintenance from 1895 (ref. DA 35 B33/1):

John Partridge - Breaking stone Waterlane Lane

February, Gardiner/Latham/Twissell - Repairing Tunley and Farm Lane
Nathaniel Gardiner - Breaking stone The Frith

March, Gardiner - Repairing Bournes Green
William Latham - Repairing Waterlane

April, Gardiner - Repairing Oakridge

September, Nathaniel Gardiner - Putting in drain Bounce Pool

October, William Latham - Putting in drain at Bounce Pool

November, Gardiner/ Latham - Repairing Lillyhom 
Richard Hook - Repairing Moons Lane Plus accounts etc for hauling stone

Gloucestershire Archives also record for 1881 (ref P47 SU 2/1) :
Bisley Surveyors Accounts - payments to labourers for clearing snow.

The Census and other sources also identify some of the locals involved :

1861 Census - George Butt aged 45 widower

1871 Census - George Heard aged 42, Mark Dean aged 48, Thomas Smart aged 48,  James Wright aged 82 retired

1891 Census - John Wright aged 53, Benjamin Twissell aged 56, William Gardener aged 42

1901 Census - Cornelius Gardiner aged 76 former road labourer (Old Post Office), William Latham aged 56, John Wright aged 63

1911 Census - Jasper Head Young aged 49 (Laurels), George Ivo Phelps aged 47 stone breaker (Little Court)

Road Foreman
1901 Census - Anthony Halliday aged 42 (Bisley Nr the Bear)

Road Surveyor
1871 Census - George Heard road surveyor (Oakridge)

1876 Morris Directory - George Heard inspector of nuisances and surveyor of roads for parish of Bisley





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“Road Maintenance,” Oakridge Archives, accessed April 2, 2023,

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