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Lewisham 1856

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Lewisham District]

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locality.nature op nuisance.when reportd.means adopted to remedy.
Hanover Street, LewishamDitto ditto, the yards and gardens abutting on Mr. Robinson's premises are in a dreadful state; no communication with the sewerAprilNot remedied, but in hand
Hither Green Lane, LewishamOffensive ditch receiving drainageAprilNot remedied
Hindsley's PlaceOffensive smell of drainsMayThis appears to be a bad trap only
High Street, SydenhamOpen offensive ditch at back of some houses, receiving drainage from slaughterhouses, &c.JanuaryNot remedied
LewishamStagnant water in ditch and old water-courseJune
Lady-wellThirteen houses are entirely without water supply, the Lady-well being cut offJune
Loat's Pits, BlackheathTotal want of drainage, deficient water supply, open privies, and the most filthy accumulationsJanuaryNot remedied
LewishamDrains entering old bed of stream, although there is a sewerJanuaryNot remedied, but in hand
Lee Bridge, LewishamDrains from upwards of 20 houses built by Mr. Fearn-ley, of Lewisham, open into Lee brook, thence into RavensbourneFebruaryNot remedied, but in hand
Lewisham, opposite Toll GateBad drainage and state of cowkeeper's yardAprilNot remedied, but in hand
Lewisham BridgeAbove this bridge, North Cottages, Sophie's Place (24 houses), drain in an offensive manner into the RavensbourneAprilNot remedied, but in hand
Lee Bridge, LewishamMr. Owen, butcher, and Mr. Bull's, drain into the Quaggy streamNot remedied, but in hand
Lewis Grove, LewishamTwenty-two houses discharge all conceivable nuisances into the riverIn hand
LimesVilla, LewishamThe drains discharge into Quaggy; this is close to the new sewerMayNot remedied
LewishamBed of stream partially dry; very offensive and unhealthyMayIn hand
Lady-well, LewishamHouse belonging to Mr. Holdsworth, and 12 others, including cowkeeper's, drain into Ravensbourne (including privies)MayNot remedied
LewishamIn rear of Mr. Hadley's premises, from Vicarage to Mr. Penn's, exists an offensive black ditch, without fall; a great source of diseaseThis is completed