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Islington 1861

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington, Parish of St Mary]

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TABLE V.

HOUSES INSPECTED AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS EFFECTED, From March 26th, 1861, to March 25th, 1862.

WestSub-District.East Sub-District.Whole Parish.
Number of Houses inspected7127251437
DrainsConstructed365187
Improved or repaired86246332
Traps fixed164278442
CesspoolsAbolished293867
Cleansed or disinfected..44
Privies and Water ClosetsrPan, trap, and water supply furnished282856
Pan and trap, only furnished134
Water supply furnished38106144
Dust-BinsConstructed355287
Repaired and covers adapted115105220
Surface Drains and _ Pavements of YardsConstructed252651
Relaid55168223
General WaterSupplyNew receptacle provided103545
Receptacle repaired and cleansed138194
Water supply provided21113
Other ImprovementsHouses generally repaired2898126
„ cleansed or limewashed50224274
„ ventilated••••
Overcrowding abated291645
Illegal use of underground Rooms for sleeping discontinued231033
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