Newmans Weir

 

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NEWMANS WEIR

Lock State Date Length Length - Working Distance Width Fall Removed or bypassed
Newmans Weir  Extant  1725 ~ ~   9' 9''  

 

Newmans Weir (or Sothebys Upper Weir) appears in the Lee Conservancy minutes but not in the Census, although it is possible to locate some who were identified as weir keepers at Enfield.

The Navigation Cut from Newmans Weir to Tottenham was approved on 27.10.1768 to be built by Mr Scott of Broxbourne. The Cut from Newmans Weir back to Waltham Abbey was approved on 22.4.1769 (NA Rail 845/4)

18.9.1771…Mr Teush of Sewardstone Mills refuses to deliver up the Key and care of Newmans Weir and Stop….the Surveyor do put on fresh locks to the said stop and give the care thereof to the said Collector there. (NA Rail 845/4)

 

The only plan in the surviving Lee Conservancy records showing the layout at Newmans Weir is dated 1931 and shows the weir and the keeper's house

LMA ACC 2423/P2265

with thanks to Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive

This romantic turn-of-the-century photograph clearly shows the design of Newmans Weir - is that William Livermore, the weirkeeper, approaching?

 

The view across the tumbling bay in 2009 (courtesy of Brian Nottage) and the weir keeper's house

Newmans Weir

Date

Name

Title

Wife

Location given by enumerator/Comments

Source Reference

12.4.1946

C J Savill

Weir keeper

In service 27 years, now 65, should retire but retained for the time being

NA Rail 845/127

1.4.1939

C Saville

Weir keeper

To £1.10.0

NA Rail 845/123

1.4.1938

C Saville

Weir keeper

£1.7.0 to £1.9.0

NA Rail 845/122

1.4.1937

C Saville

Weir keeper

£1.5s to £1.7s (inc house and garden)

NA Rail 845/121

14.11.1919

C Savill

Weir keeper

25/- + house, garden, and uniform

NA Rail 845/66

21.2.1919

C J Savill (37)

Weir keeper

Appointed25/- per week

NA Rail 845/66

Savill was married with one child aged 4 years 4 months. Had been gardener for Surgeon-General Donovan at Bridge House,  Waltham Abbey. Then Board’s caretaker. He had worked at the RGPF since then. (NA Rail 845/46)

1.1918

F Oxley (63)

Temp Weir-keeper

18/- + 3/- War bonus p.w.

NA Rail 845/66

16.11.1917 Mrs Pledger tells me she has only sufficient money to carry on for a short time and she thinks of lodging with her son.  Granted pension of 5/- per week until she is 70 LMA ACC 2423/016

31.10.1917

J Pledger (66)

Weir keeper

Died this day. Leaving a widow (aged 65) and a grown up family, all married.

NA Rail 845/44

1.12.1919

J Pledger

Weir keeper

£2 war bonus

NA Rail 845/43

4.3.1915

J Pledger

Lock keeper

+2/- per week

NA Rail 845/42

28.2.1913

J Pledger

Weir keeper

Wages increased by 1/- per week

NA Rail 845/40

2.4.1911 Joseph Henry Pledger (58) Weir keeper Mary Jane Newmans Weir, Enfield Lock RG14PN7434 RG78PN358 RD132 SD6 ED27 SN417

23.1.1908

 Pledger

Weir keeper

Appointed

NA Rail 845/35

23.1.1908 Since the old weir-keeper died, and while the house  and weir have been under repair, Pledger, the old weirkeeper's son-in-law has been attending to the weir, and during the recent floods has carried out his duties in a satisfactory manner, and has asked me for the situation.  It will be remembered that I reported some time ago I did not recommend him, but now he has had a trial and carried out the work all right, I think the Board might let him stay on. - C Tween LMA/ACC 2423/011
6.9.1907 His (Livermore's) daughter and son-in-law have been living with him and doing his duty while he was ill.  This son-in-law is not suitable for a Weir-keeper, but I would suggest that he be allowed to stay in the house until he gathers the crops from the garden - C Tween LMA ACC 2423/029

6.9.1907

William Livermore (78)

Weir keeper

Died on 17.8.1907 after 23½ years service

NA Rail 845/34

31.3.1901

William Rivermore (72)

Weir man

Eliza

Enfield Lock Ferry Boat

Mx/Enfield/28/13

6.11.1891

William Turner

Weir keeper

Appointed (ex Harlow Mill) at 15/- per week and a cottage

NA Rail 845/26

5.4.1891

William Livermore (62)

Weir keeper

Eliza

Lee House Conservancy

Mx/Enfield/22/55

12.9.1887

J Moor

 

12/- up to 15/- per week

NA Rail 845/24

8.1.1884

George Moore

Weirkeeper 

 Appointed at 12/- per week

NA Rail 845/23

20.4.1883

Robert Stafford

Weir keeper

39 years service. 15/- per week.  (died 1883)

NA Rail 845/23

4.4.1881

Robert Stafford (66)

Ferryman

Wdr

Government Row

Mx/Enfield/16/49

17.11.1855

Stafford

 

10/- per week  Enfield Tumbling Bay

NA Rail 845/14

21.10.1854 Stafford  

10/- per week  Enfield Tumbling Bay

NA Rail 845/14

2.4.1871

 

 

 

 

No Census record

1844

Robert Stafford

Weir keeper

Appointed

NA Rail 845/23

18.8.1840

Thomas Medcalf

Collector

Retired with pension 7/-

NA Rail 845/12

16.6.1840

Benjamin Medcalf

Collector

Newman’s Weir

NA Rail 845/12

22.8.1802

Thomas Pettit Windus

Collector

Newmans Weir in place of William  Wilds resigned

NA Rail 845/7

22.6.1785

William Wilds

Collector

Of Hertford basket maker appointed

NA Rail 845/6

15.6.1785

John Kimpton

Collector

Deceased

NA Rail 845/6

6.3.1780 “Collector should have increased wages of  three shillings a week to enable them to give up the whole of their time to the Service of the Trust” ( NA Rail 845/5)

26.7.1779

John Kimpton

 

Waltham to Enfield Lock at £20 pa

NA Rail 845/5

14.1.1772  “John Kimpton…to look after the Locks and Navigation from the end of the Waltham Cutt to Enfield Mill Cistern exclusive …..be paid Two Shillings a Week”  (NA Rail  845/4)

10.12.1771

John Kimpton

Collector

of Hertford, baker, appointed

NA Rail 845/4 & 50

10.12.1771

William Boulton

Collector

Discharged

NA Rail 845/4

13.11.1771

William Boulton

Collector

*see below

NA Rail 845/4

15.7.1767

William Boulton

Collector of the Rates and Duties

Linen Draper of Hertford appointed

NA Rail 845/4

             

*13.11.1771  “it appearing that the Balance due to this Trust on the Accounts of William Boulton, late the Collector at Newman’s Weir amounts to the Sum of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds five Shillings and six pence and that he hath refused or neglected to pay the same after being called upon for that purpose.  It is ordered that the said William Boulton be prosecuted and his goods and chattels distrained for payment thereof as the Act of Parliament directs and a Warrant of Distress was now signed by the Trustees present for that purpose.

10.12.1771  “do deliver up his Books, Papers and Writings concerning his said office”  “also that he be discharged from his said office”

26.12.1771 “a Warrant issued for apprehending William Boulton”

14.1.1772  Reward of £10. 10s for apprehending Boulton.

11.2.1772  William Boulton distrained  (all from NA Rail 845/4)

 

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