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St Pancras 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, London, Borough of]

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The following is the form (a) of preliminary report as to the mode of subletting
tenement houses:—

Sanitary Inspectors preliminary Report to Mtdical Officer of Health upon a Tenemented House or Street of Tenemented Houses.

Street and number of House.Total No. of Rooms.Number of Dwellings ofTotal No. of Dwellings.No. of Shops, Stores, Workshops, &c.Underground Rooms.Dwellings let Furnished or Unfurnished.Let weekly, monthly, &c.General Appearance.Remarks and Names and Addresses of Persons to whom the rent is paid.
1 Room2 Rooms3 Rooms4 Rooms5 or more RoomsNumber in House.Number slept in.

The following is the form (b and c) of report as to (a) the result of Roomto-Room
Inquiry in a Tenement House, and (b) the result of Room-to-Room
measurement after it is resolved to register a Tenement House:—
Report of Sanitary Inspector to Medical Officer of Health upon a Tenemented
House, (a) the result of Room-to-Room Inquiry, (b) the result of Rnomto-Room
Situation of House

Name and Address of Landlord or Agent

Situation of each Room.Measurements to be made after Registration has been resolved upon by the Council.For what purpose used, (Sleeping, Living, or Working).Number of Persons sleeping in each Room.Name of Tenant.
Floor.Front or Back, Right or Left, or Additional, or N.E.W.S.Dimensions in feet.Males over 10.Females over 10.Children under 10.Total.
Height.Length.Width.Cubic Capacity.

(b) Tenement Houses.— During the year 200 inspections were made for the
purpose of measuring tenement or lodging-houses which it had been decided to
register, and at the end of year 2,000 houses were upon the register,
2 having ceased to be registerable, and 188 having been added to the register.
Of these houses, 2,652 periodical half-yearly inspections were made, and 5,554
re-inspections after the service of notices. Also of the 212 dwellings entered in
the register of Inscribed Dwellings 42 inspections were made, and 79 reinspections
after the service of notices.