November 1449

No resident of the town shall (after next Christmas) own sleds or carts that are shod [with iron], but shall have unshod carts and also "bouges" for carrying water. Anyone delinquent in this shall forfeit the shod vehicles. The custodians of the town gates [shall warn] others living outside town that after Christmas they may not bring beyond the gates carts lined with iron.

[I suspect a "bouge" to have been a type of cart – perhaps one that bulged like a barrel, although etymologically a French derivation is more likely to be from "bouger"(to move) than "bouge" (bulge). By the 19th century "bogie" was a term used for a cart, 'budge' for a specialized type of barrel with only one fixed head, and Budge Well at Rye had been named after wheeled barrels used to fetch water from that source; while in the 20th century bogie was being used for railway vehicles, some of which were barrel-shaped. Presumably the implication here is that shod vehicles were being used to transport water, whereas the authorities had a preference for unshod or wheeled vehicles. The issue addressed by this ordinance was probably related to damage done by such vehicles to paved streets.]