chapter  XII
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IN London, as we have seen, householders in the time of Edward I. were required to pave footways in front of their houses, while roadways were made and repaired by the municipality out of a pavage toll levied upon horses and vehicles at the city barriers.1 Some early statutes, however, impose upon householders the duty of paving both street and footway; while in other cases municipalities are charged to mend the main thoroughfares.