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

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Hanover Square 1866

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

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Old rotten brick-drains replaced by pipes 6
Traps supplied 2
Water laid on 1
Overcrowding abated 2
Bakehouse oven repaired 1
Kitchen emptied 1
Cistern repaired 1
Gullies cleansed and repaired 2
Yards cleansed 3
Dangerous house reported to the police 2
Stable drains cleansed and repaired 1
Public sewer newly constructed or repaired 2
Dung nuisance abated 11
Leakage remedied 4
Cesspools abolished 1
Stinking rubbish and dead dog removed 11
Gas escapes remedied 2
Summons 3
Magistrates' orders 1
Notices 41
special cases.
Nuisance from a Cracked Oven.—In this case the owner of
No. 2, Hertford-street, complained of a most offensive smell
pervading the lower part of the house at various times, and
particularly in the evening, on days when a large number of
game pies were being baked for a cook in the neighbourhood.
The oven had been cracked some time ago, in consequence of
the settlement of an old sewer that ran under the house;