London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Lewisham 1856

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

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locality.nature of nuisance.when reportd.means adopted to remedy.
Raglan Street, SydenhamOpen ditch between Street and Railway; very offensive; the drain is sunk below the level of the ditch, and contains filthy accumulationsAprilNot remedied
Ravensbourne Terrace, LewishamAt entrance gates of Mr. Arnold's mill, a junction between main sewer and drain from this Terrace chokes up and flows over premises, to great annoyance of factory people, then runs into RavensbourneAprilNot remedied, but the work is in hand
Railway Bridge, LewishamNear this point a drain from Station and houses adjoining, discharges into RiverAprilNot remedied
Ravensbourne RiverOffensive drainage and extensive contamination of river supplying 120,000 personsJanuary February March April MayNot remedied, but the work is in hand
SydenhamBad state of roadJanuaryVery much improved
Silver Street, LewishamOverflowing privies and bad state of drainageJanuaryNot remedied, but the work is in hand
Springfield Wells RoadRoad in a filthy state; never properly made ; open offensive drainsFebruaryNot remedied
SydenhamOpposite Dolphin Inn; 8 cottages with 4 offensive privies; offensive drains and noxious pondNot remedied
Stanstead Lane, SydenhamA stagnant ditch full of drainage is in a most offensive condition, and dangerous to healthMarchNot remedied
Sydenham, LowerOverflowingprivics and want of drainage in lane opposite Mr. Brown's, RegistrarNot remedied
Sheppard's Place, LewishamHouses of Messrs. Phillips, Sideiy, and West drain into RiverAprilNot remedied
St. George's Infant Poor-house, LewishamMeasles epidemic. Bad state of drainage; offensive privies; contamination of waterNot remedied
Sydenham, LowerOffensive privies and drains at back of Mr. Jones's, bricklayer, and Dolphin InnNot remedied
Sydenham HillOffensive ditchNot remedied