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.
North Surrey Industrial School, AnerleyDrain pipes burst in infirmarySeptemberRemedied
DittoUndrained land at back ofOctober and Dec.Nothing done
DittoInfirmary requires ventilation and proper closetsNovemberOnly partially remedied
DittoDrains in Infirmary burstDec.Remedied
Belmont TerraceRequires draining and cessAugustCesspools emptied
Black Horse Inn, Lewishampools emptying Cottages at back of undrained and dirtyAugustNothing done
Brockley Lane, SydenhamMost offensive sewageAugustSewer constructed
Duke's Head Inn, BlackheathDrains are turned into well of adjoining houseNovemberRemedied
BlackheathYard occupied by Mr. Samuel in an offensive state from accumulationsNovemberOrdered to cleanse
Bird-in-hand Public House, SydenhamYard at back of requires draining and pavingAugustNothing done
Cross Street, LewishamDirty and requires water supply-AugustDrains laid in; water supplied to some
Crooked Billet, PengeDrain blocked up; ditch near well in a filthy state from drainageSeptemberNothing done
Cemetery, LewishamImportance of draining and planting shrubs and treesSeptember
DisenfectingDisinfecting agents for occasional urgent use requiredJulyNot supplied
Dartmouth Row, SydenhamSewage accumulations offensive upon waste land and ditchAugustNothing done
Opposite Dolphin Inn, Lower SydenhamCottages and yard opposite very filthy from want of drainageSeptemberNothing done
Duffin's Cowhouse, SydenhamMany complaints of offensive smell from manure and grains decomposingOctoberAs before
Dolphin Inn YardJones, bricklayer—privies offensiveOctoberNothing dono
Forest Hill, SydenhamOffensive ditch in Camber-well parish, receiving sewage from houses in Lewisham parishJune and NovemberA drain made in old ditch