Pavage Grants and Urban Street Paving in Medieval England, 1249–1462

  title={Pavage Grants and Urban Street Paving in Medieval England, 1249–1462},
  author={Edward Harvey},
  journal={The Journal of Transport History},
  pages={151 - 163}
  • E. Harvey
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Transport History
Going back to the time of Henry III, pavage grants were presented by the Crown to the burgesses, bailiffs, and mayors of English towns, allowing those officials to assess tolls on imports and exports. They used the funds from these tolls for paving and repairing streets. The records of pavage grants are found primarily in the Calendar of Patent Rolls. The demands of an increasingly commercial economy that required better roads to lower transport costs and enable faster delivery to market are… 
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