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Hanover Square 1858

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hanover Square, The Vestry of the Parish of Saint George]

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No. 28, Queen Street.—Drainage choked up and smell offensive.
Drain properly cleansed and repaired.
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, Rogers'1 Court, Eaton Lane North.—
Houses dirty and no water supply to the closets. Houses
cleansed throughout, and water supplied to the closets.
Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, Eaton Court, Eaton
Lane North.—Dwellings dirty, and no water supply to the
closets. Houses cleansed from top to bottom, and water laid
on to the closets.
No. 40, G-rosvenor Row. — Overcharged cesspool in the
back yard, and smell offensive. The cesspool was emptied and
filled up, and the premises drained with a 6-inch pipe drain into
the sewer.
School Rooms, Little Charlotte Street.—Common privy in the
front area, drain open, and the basement dirty. The privy
requires to be panned and trapped, and water supplied; the
drains to be repaired; and basement cleansed. The schools were
not used at the time the complaint was made, but the requisite
alterations are now in progress.
Nos. 14, and 16, St. Leonard Street.—Common privy, and
smell offensive. Pans with traps have been supplied and water
laid on.
No. 10, Park Side, Knightsbridge.—Drainage obstructed
and smell offensive. This was a very serious nuisance, and required
prompt attention. It appeared that a 9-inch drain in
good repair passed behind No. 10, and entered another about
2 feet wide, and 3 feet 6 inches in depth, at the back of No. 11,
which extended to the Ranelagh sewer, near the French


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