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Local Management Acts,
TO WHICH IS ADDED
AN APPENDIX CONTAINING OTHER STATUTES RELATING TO
BOARDS OF THE METROPOLIS,
TABLE OF CASES, NOTES, AND INDEX.
EDMUND HUMPHREY WOOLRYCH, Esq.,
Late one of the Metropolitan Police Magistrates.
Sixteen years have elapsed since the first edition of this work was published, and in the intervening period the great increase of
population, the extension of building operations, the effects of recent legislation, and other causes, have largely augmented the labours and responsibilities of the public bodies charged with the local management of the Metropolis. According to the estimate of the Registrar General, based upon the decennial census of 1861, the population within the area subject to the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Board of Works, which in that year numbered 2,803,989 souls, had, in the year 1878, risen to 3,577,304; whilst the rateable annual value of property within the same limits, which in the year 1863 amounted to £12,569,969, had, at the close of the year 1878, reached £23,960,109. The number of inhabited houses within the same area was also largely increased between the years 1861 and 1871, the date of the last census; their number in the former year having been 360,065, whilst in the latter it was 417,767: and an examination of the notices of new buildings to District Surveyors, and Vestries and District Boards, and other trustworthy sources of information, affords grounds for the conclusion that the annual rate of increase which