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St Giles (Camden) 1877

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Giles District]

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Dangerous Structures.—Several cases of dangerous structures
were reported by the Sanitary Inspectors, and notices relative to them
forwarded to the District Surveyor.
Nuisances from Animals (Dog-keeping).—Complaints were made
against two persons for keeping large numbers of dogs, so as to be a
nuisance, or injurious to health. On inspection, I found 9 dogs in
one house and 14 in another, and considered the keeping of so many
animals in a confined space caused bad smells, dangerous to health.
Upon statutory notices being served on the owners, these nuisances
were abated.
Nuisance from a Trade (Japanning).—Several complaints were
made of a nuisance arising from the process of japanning, carried on
in premises situated in the district. On visiting, I found the fumes
to be very pungent and dangerous to health. A statutory notice was
6erved on the owner, who at once complied with the order.

Slaughter Houses.—The Middlesex magistrates, at their November Petty Sessions, granted licences to the under-mentioned butchers for slaughter houses, but ordered certain works to be executed, which were considered by your Sanitary Committee, and which works were carried out under the direction of your Surveyor.

23, Store StreetMr. Balch.
37, Marchmont StreetMr. Philp.
60, do.Mr. Vernum.
24, Everett StreetMr. Edwards.
22, Wilmot StreetMr. Dimford.
6, Drury LaneMr. Elan.

Cow-Siieds. —Licences were also granted at the same time, on Bimilar conditions, to the following Cow-keepers—

Locality.Licensees.No. of Cows allowed.
1½Little Wild StreetMr. Eees.10
15, Drury LaneMr. Gibson.5
1, Coal YardMr. Lewis.12
56, Great Coram StreetMr. James6
19, Tavistock Mewsdo.6

Bakehouses.—The numerous bakehouses have been inspected from
time to time, and the provisions of the Act of Parliament affecting
them enforced where necessary.
Hag and Bone Shops.—These shops are reported to be fairly
ciean and regular considering the nature of the business carried on.