Title: An Essay on Bylaws, with an Appendix Containing Model Bylaws Issued by the Board of Trade, The Education Department, and the Local Government Board

Author: William Golden Lumley

Date: 1877

Publisher: Knight & Co. and W. MaxWell & Son



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Table of contents, introduction, and selected text pertaining to urban form

Description: This is a book of model by laws, including regulations pertaining to new streets and buildings.

Assessment: Poor laws and sanitation laws gave local governments the power to regulate the built environment. The Sanitary Act of 1875 created a Local Government Board to supervise and sanction the establishment of laws by local municipalities. This source includes model by laws, akin to Hoover’s standard zoning and planning acts, that local authorities might follow.