**Lyme Regis: rates on merchandise at the Cobb**

A notice on the Cobb harbour buildings. The complete text reads (figures are shillings and pence either side of the dot):

RATES on MERCHANDISE

For every load of Fir Timber Balks or other description reckoning 50 feet to the load .... 2 · 0

For every Hundred running feet of Deal Planks and in proportion for a less or greater thickness .... 0 · 8

For every Fathom of Lathwood .... 1 · 6

For all Steves, Spokes of Wheels, Oars, Hoops or other Wood not measurable to pay according to the Ton Bulk of Forty Feet .... 1 · 6

For every last of Wheat, Rye, Barley, Malt or any other grain, Grass Seed or Pulse .... 1 · 0

For every Ton of Potatoes .... 1 · 0

For every cwt of Wheat, Flour, Oat or Barley Meal or any other Meal, Pot or Pearl Barley .... 0 · 1

For every Ton of Rice, Biscuit or Split Peas .... 1 · 0

For every Barrel of Salted Beef, Cod, Herring or other Provisions .... 0 · 4

For every Pipe, Puncheon or Piece of Wine or Spirits and so in proportion for a larger or smaller quantity .... 2 · 0

For every Hogshead of Ale, Beer or Porter and so in proportion for a larger of smaller quantity .... 0 · 6

For every Puncheon of Sugar or Melaco and so in proportion for larger or smaller quantity .... 2 · 0

For every Ton of Cotton, Flax or Hemp .... 1 · 0

For every Coach or Four wheeled Carriage .... 2 · 0

For every Two wheeled Carriage .... 1 · 0

For every Pair of Coach or Cart Wheels .... 0 · 6

For every Passenger coming or going from the said Harbour .... 1 · 0

For each Horse, Mule, Cow or Ox .... 0 · 6

For each Sheep, Pig or other Small Animal .... 0 · 3

For every Ton of Copper, Lead, Tin, Iron or other Metal .... 1 · 0

For every Chaldron of Coals, Coke and Cinders .... 1 · 0

Winchester Measure .... 0 · 8

For every Weight of Salt .... 0 · 1

For every Thousand Bricks or Tiles .... 1 · 0

For every Thousand of Common Slates .... 0 · 6

For every Thousand of Scantel Slates .... 1 · 0

For every Ton of Rag Slate .... 1 · 0

For every Hundred feet of Dressed Freestone or Paving Stone, superficial measure or other Dressed Stone .... 1 · 0

For every Ton of rough Free Stone, Lime Stone or other Stone .... 0 · 6

For every Trunk, Chest, Box or Bag per Barrel Bulk and so on in proportion .... 0 · 4

For every Ton of Butter of Cheese .... 1 · 0

For every Ton of Oil .... 2 · 0

For every Barrel of Tar, Pitch, Pot or other Ashes .... 0 · 4

For every Ton of Cordage or Plaister Hair .... 1 · 0

For every empty Pipe .... 0 · 4

For every empty Hogshead .... 0 · 2

For every empty Barrel .... 0 · 1

For every Gross of Bottles .... 0 · 6

For every Score of Hides or Skins .... 1 · 0

For every Ton of Oil Cake .... 1 · 0

For every Truss of Sail Cloth .... 0 · 6

For every Ton of Sand taken within the Cobb or Harbour for Ballast .... 0 · 2

All packages not ascertained as to size or weight to pay a sixth part of the Freight

For all weighable goods not enumerated or particulary [sic] set forth in the above schedule to pay per Ton .... 1 · 0

By Order of the Council

June 30th 1879

W.J. ATKINS

COBB CLERK