Receipt for water

This receipt was issued for payment of access to a private water supply. The water was used by the ‘Fire Office’, which was part of a private fire insurance firm operating before the establishment of the national Fire Brigade.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
receipt for water
Simple Name
Full Name
receipt for Exe Water, paid by Fire Office
whole length 95 mm; whole W 85 mm
Production Person Surname
Period Classification
Regency (1811-1820)
Production Date
Family Group

paper; ink
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Inscription / Transcription
Received of Fire Of[f]ice £1-1s-0d. For Exe water from Christmas 1819 to Midsummer next of the ensuing year. J. Golsworthy. No water to be wasted, or given away, under Penalty of the Pipe being cut. Cullum, General Printing Office.

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