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St Giles (Camberwell) 1857

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell]

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the length of new Sewers executed (with Works incidental
thereto) is as follows:—
Feet.
Brck Sewers
5 0 Barrel
20
4 . 0 Ditto
398
4.0x3.4
25
3.9x2.6
320
2.9 Barrel
198
1.6 Ditto
60
1021
Pipe Sewers
12" Pipe
3306
9" Ditto
346
3652
4673 feet.
=⅞Mile.
In the above is comprised a length of 3,763 feet of offensive
open Sewer which has been wholly abolished.
Having briefly adverted to the "Works ordered by the
Vestry in respect to a further diminution of the open Sewers
within the Parish, I beg again to refer to the open Earl
Hewer extending from near to the Camberwell Road,
running parallel to the Albany Road, in close contiguity to the
House property abutting on its Banks, both in this parish,
and also in the Parish of Newington, and further continuing
its course dividing the Parishes of Camberwell and Bermondsey,
at the rear of the Old Kent Road. The necessity of
ridding the District of this open Sevier has been frequently urged
upon the Vestry by the inhabitants, and reported upon by me,
and I venture to hope that the joint efforts of the abovenamed
Parishes in their application to the Metropolitan Board


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