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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.
Gas "Works, SydenhamRefuse liquor runs into Pool river, which communicates with RavensbourneNothing done
Grote's Buildings, BlackheathOverflow of drainage into ditches requires drain to conduct it into the sewerAugustStill drains into ditch
Homes Dale, LewishamDirty state and requires water supplyAug. and Nov.As before
Hanover Street, LewishamRequires water supplyAugustAs before
High Street, SydenhamHouse drains should be opened into sewerSeptemberAbout one-third opened into sewer
Hither Green LanePrivy overflowing into road, offensiveOctoberRemedied
Lewisham, bed of streamPools recommended to be filled in ; stagnant water in bed of old stream unwholesomeAugustSame as before
Loat's Pits, BlackheathSlaughter-house not drained into the sewer; dirty ditch by side of Vicar's School; filthy cesspool should be emptied and cleansedAugust June OctoberNot done
Lady-well, LewishamThirteen houses without water supply, & undrainedJuneNothing done
Lambeth "WaterworksIrregular supply; complaintsSeptemberImproved
Orchard Place, SydenhamUnhealthy ; not drained, although the new sewer is close at handOctoberNothing done
Osborne Place, BlackheathAll the houses require draining into the sewer; some of the privies are ftill, and the contents soaking out of the groundNovemberNothing done
Park Road, SydenhamCesspools ought not to be emptied at this timeSeptemberDrain opened into new sewer
Pound's Mews, BlackheathOverflow of drainage into ditch requires carrying into sewer; privies fullSeptemberNothing done
Phoenix Place, BlackheathClosets in a filthy state; want water supplySeptemberCompleted
Harding's Lane, PengeCottages without water supply and no drainageOctoberSame
Perry Yale, SydenhamCesspool at Mr. Short's complained ofNovemberRemedied
Park Road, SydenhamUrgently require trappings; offensive gully holesNovemberTrapped
PengeWant of drainage. Hooping cough, scarlatina, and measles prevalent. Some of the wells contaminated with sewage. Offensive sewage in ditches; all eventually gets into River RavensbourneAugust September October NovemberNothing done
Poplar RowDirty state and requires water supplyAugustNothing done
Patrol PlaceDirty state and requires water supplyAugustNothing done