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Bermondsey 1932

Report on the sanitary condition of the Borough of Bermondsey for the year 1932

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Work has proceeded actively in connection with the areas
which were set out in my last annual report, and I anticipate
that, before the end of 1933, these areas will have been entirely
cleared, and the population rehoused in modern dwellings.
Three new areas have been declared by the Council during
the year. With regard to the Leroy Street Area, it is necessary
to point out that part of the area has been excluded, and the
remainder has now been divided into two smaller areas.

The following are the areas declared:—

Title of Clearance AreaArea in sq. ft. (approx.)No. of dwelling housesPopulationDate declared by Council
Porlock Place11,28212219019/4/32
Bethel Place14,985495621721/6/32
Leroy Street67,51811117676222/11/32

During the year the following new premises have been erected by the Council:—

PositionNo. of FlatsNo. of families accommodated
Grange House, Grange Walk3232
Bermondsey Street6 and 2 cottages8
Harold Estate, Pages Walk5050
Horney Lane1414
Amos Estate, Rotherhithe Street56 and 2 shops56
Lavender House, Rotherhithe St.1515
Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe Street2424
Aylwin Estate, Grange Walk1414
Silver Street Flats1414
Acorn Walk5757
Millpond Estate, Gilhams Court3838
Vauban Street5 and 3 shops5
83/87 The Grange2 cottages2