King's Lynn Conservancy Board; 1897-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

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King's Lynn Conservancy Board; 1897-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

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The King's Lynn Conservancy Board was established as the sole port and harbour authority in 1898 by An Act to constitute a Conservancy Board for the Port and Harbour of King's Lynn; to transfer to and vest in such Board the Powers of the Corporation of King's Lynn relating to the Port and Harbour and all the Powers and Property of the Harbour Mooring or Pilot Commissioners of the Port and of the Body known as Select Trustees appointed under the Eau Brink Act 1831; and for other purposes, 1897.


King's Lynn, Norfolk

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The Conservancy Board is the statutory Port, Harbour and Pilotage Authority for King's Lynn, providing the pilotage and towage for the Port of King's Lynn. It does not have jurisdiction over the enclosed docks, the riverside quay or the Fisher Fleet, which are the responsibility of Associated British Ports (ABP).

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King's Lynn Conservancy Act, 1897 [for a copy see BL/DR 47 or BL/DR 51].

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Created on: 02/12/2008 by Drosm



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