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St George (Southwark) 1868

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Southwark, The Vestry of the Parish of St. George the Martyr]

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Parish of St. George the Martyr, Southwark.


Number of Cases.
Apartments cleansed and disinfected22
Dust Bins provided or repaired141
Yard Paving repaired142
Houses cleansed throughout177
Partial cleansing and colouring63
Water Butts cleansed, repaired, or new or extra Butts set up211
Service Pipes repaired35
Sinks in Back Yards repaired or trapped194
Pans in Water Closets cleansed6
Roofs repaired183
Drains opened and cleansed68
Privies emptied and abolished and Water Closets formed12
Offensive accumulations removed4
Rain Water Pipes repaired127
Water Closets repaired29
Piggeries abolished1
Yards lime-washed37
Drains repaired60
Supply of Water provided73
Closet Drains panned and trapped43
Other improvements24
Catgut Promises inspected2
Inspections of Bone Boilers' premises104
Do. Catgut Makers' Premises90
Do. Horse Slaughterers' Premises60
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Of 38 Summonses issued in relation to Nuisances 2 were dismissed, and in 36 cases the
Defendants were convicted. Six bushels of Fruit and 23 lots of Fish, weighing about
2 tons 12 cwt., were seized, condemned, and destroyed,
JOHN EDWARDS, Inspector of Nuisances.

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