Boundary Survey (Ireland) Act, 1854



An Act to make further Provision for defining the Boundaries of Counties, Baronies, Half Baronies, Parishes, Town Lands, and other Divisions and Denominations of Land in Ireland for public Purposes. [2d June 1854.]

Whereas by an Act passed in a Session of Parliament held in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, Chapter Ninety-nine, it was amongst other Matters enacted, that from and after the passing of the said Act it should and might be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, at any Time or Times and from Time to Time, as to him or them should or might seem fitting and expedient, to nominate and appoint any Person or Persons, as such Lord Licutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors should think necessary and expedient, to ascertain and mark out the reputed Boundaries of all and every or any Barony, Half Barony, Townland, Parish, or other Division or Denomination of Land, by what Name soever any such Division or Denomination should or might be known or called, in any and every Part of Ireland, and to appoint any and every such Person or Persons to be Surveyors or a Surveyor for the carrying into effect the Purposes of said Act: And whereas in pursuance of the said Act such Boundaries were duly ascertained and marked out; but in consequence of the recent Alterations of the Course of Rivers and other Changes which have taken place in such Boundaries, or where, in consequence of Land having been reclaimed from the Sea or a tidal River or a Lake, it is necessary, for the Purpose of the Ordnance Survey, and also for other public Purposes, that Provision should be made for the Revision of such Boundaries:’ Be it therefore enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows: