Guardians of the Poor of the Union of Amesbury v Justices of the Peace of the County of Wiltshire: QBD 1883

The removal of snow which obstructed the main roads of the district of a highway authority was an ‘expense incurred in the maintenance’ of the highways for the purposes of obtaining a contribution from the county under section 13.


Cave and Day JJ


(1883) 10 QBD 480


Highways and Locomotives (Amendment) Act 1878 13


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedGoodes v East Sussex County Council HL 16-Jun-2000
The claimant was driving along a road. He skidded on ice, crashed and was severely injured. He claimed damages saying that the Highway authority had failed to ‘maintain’ the road.
Held: The statutory duty on a highway authority to keep a road . .
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Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.244700