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Islington 1885

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

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TABLENo.VI.

HOUSES INSPECTED AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS EFFECTED From March 25th, 1885, to March 25th, 1886.

South East District.South West District.North East District.North West District.Extra Inpectors.Total.
Number of Houses inspected150810221021116718986616
Re-inspections, Calls made, &c.8117408239323712669326536
Visits to 24 Bakehouses1571201138648524
Do. 38 Cowhouses73885299231
Do. 78 Slaughter-houses102156851615374
Do. Stables and Yards50323423...139
Do. Factories and Workshops8......1...9
Do. Fields, Lanes, &c.4203047...101
Do. 32 Factories, Horse Slaughter-houses, Piggeries, &c., Belle Isle...225.........225
Total Inspections, &c.10019574552675061866334755
IMPROVEMENTS...................
DrainsConstructed8445213117198
Improved or repaired2131238120656679
Traps fixed7413192005454732278
CesspoolsAbolished1410...82456
Cleansed or disinfected..................
Privies and Water ClosetsPan, Trap and water supply furnished23737629102
Pan and trap only furnished1313081011190
Water supply furnished1694363154185614
Dust BinsConstructed319252758150
Repaired and covers adapted196361219121384
Surface Drains and Pavements of YardsConstructed11911598598399
Relaid2611921439869763
General Water SupplyNew receptacles provided66139113102
Receptacles repaired and cleansed7640175861252
Water supply provided102153461
Other improvementsHouses generally repaired79323363207
„ &c., cleansed or limewashed1661826481264757
„ ventilated2............2
Overcrowding abated1812519761
Illegal use of underground Rooms for sleeping discontinued...1.........1
Other Amendments, or Nuisances abated3627287161187869
Houses or Rooms disinfected19811023916026733
Total improvements295913931142172116438858
Total Premises Improved8594543807326823107
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N.B.—From the 25th March, 1885, to the 25th March, 1886, the Inspector of Dust visited 19,461 houses,
and found that Dust was required to be removed from 7,814 of these houses.


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