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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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Drains obstructed or defective 83
Leakage of offensive water from drains 2
Leakage of water, damp foundations 5
Overflow of pipes, gutters, &c
Cesspools 1
Yards dirty, ill-paved, &c 3
Offensive effluvia 9
Houses dirty or dilapidated 55
No water supply 1
Water-closets out of order 2
Slops emptied on roof gutters 1
Inhabited stables dirty, ill-drained, no traps, &c. 4
Dung-heaps complained of 12
Offensive urinal, or want of urinal 1
Rubbish, dust, dead dogs, and stinking fish 11
Offensive gullies, or street ventilators, &c. 3
Cows illegally kept 1
Fumes of an oven 1
Kitchen illegally kept 1
Gas escape 2
Traps wanted 2
Smoke nuisance 1
Overcrowding 2
Houses cleansed in consequence of illness or
dirt 15
Water-closets and soil-pipes repaired or cleansed 7
Drains cleansed, repaired, &c 43*
* A very important amount of work of this sort in Eaton-lane, Eatoncourt,
and Rogers'-court, in hand, but not finished.

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