A LIST OF SOME OF THE IMPURITIES DISCHARGED INTO THE
Commencing at the lower part of the river Ravensbourne, the first impurity will be
found at Mr. Arnold's Silk Mills, from house and other drainage; this should be inspected.
At the entrance gates of this Mill there is a junction between the main sewer and a
drain from Ravensbourne Terrace exists, the opening of which is so small that it chokes
up, and the drainage rising flows afterwards through Mr. Arnold's premises, to the
injury of the stream and to the great annoyance of the factory people.
At the Bridge, near the Railway Station, a drain will be found discharging from the
station and adjoining houses.
Sheppard's Placc; a drain will be found discharging from the houses of Messrs.
Phillips and Sidery directly into the river.
Price's Row, west side of Ravensbourne, just below Lewisham Bridge; Mr. Price,
6 houses, Mr. Perry, 3 houses, drain into the stream; these are very bad. Pigs, sometimes
in great numbers, are kept and slaughtered at Mr. Price's.
Above Lewisham Bridge, near Mr. Robinson's Mill, Mr. Fox 10 houses, North
Cottages; Mr. Whitcombe 2, Mr. Sweetlove 2, Mr. Harvey 9, Sophia Place; Mr.
Marshall 1, Mr. Fearnley 10, Esplanade Cottages; these drain in the most open and
offensive manner into the stream.
Near Lee Bridge, Mr. Owen, butcher, and Mr. Bush, drain into the Quaggy or Lee
river, and near here 22 houses in Lewisham Grove discharge all conceivable nuisances.
Avenue Road, Mr. Smith 2 houses, Mr Knott 4 houses, drain into the Ravensbourne.