Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hendon]
Number of inhabited houses 1/1/34—30,606.
Total Rateable Value 1/4/34 £1,638,401
SUM REPRESENTED BY A PENNY RATE.
Estimated Product of 1d. Rate £6,600
SOCIAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING THE CHIEF OCCUPATIONS
OF THE INHABITANTS AND THE INFLUENCE OF ANY PARTICULAR
OCCUPATION ON PUBLIC HEALTH.
It is difficult to add anything; to that said in previous years regarding
the social conditions of the inhabitants, the area maintaining its position as
largely residential and the type of house which came into rating during the
year was mainly of the semi-detached type, the rateable value averaging
approximately £30 0s. 0d. per annum. There is, however, in addition a considerable
working class population in the area largely centred on the London
County Council estate at Burnt Oak, where there are 4,000 houses and the
Borough Council have provided 1,012 houses and flats for the occupation of
the working classes. There are also considerable numbers of houses suitable
for the working classes in the older portions of the Borough.
The social conditions are on the whole remarkably good and it is only
in the older property that action for the abatement of nuisances, overcrowding,
etc., has had to be taken.