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 Rotherhithe]
to proceed with the erection of the Pumping Station at the outlet of the Earl Sewer,
or to commence immediately the northern or Bermondsey branch of the main drainage,
in order to relieve the waterlogged condition of the sewers in this Parish (see Appendix
No. 1) and in August, the Metropolitan Board ordered the erection of Pumping
Engines at the mouth of the Earl Sewer, near Saint George's Stairs, Deptford, for
producing a continual discharge from the sewers in this district, which works are now
being proceeded with.
The Metropolitan Board of Works having in their estimate of the amount required
for the expenses of the Board for the year 1860, proposed to charge the cost of
the erection of the before-mentioned Pumping Station at the mouth of the Earl Sewer
to the Parishes within the Surrey and Kent Districts; the Vestry presented a Memorial
against the proposed apportionment of the cost of such works (see Appendix No.
2). And on the 23rd March, 1860, the Metropolitan Board ordered that so much of
the cost of the works at the Earl outlet, St. George's Wharf, as related to the construction
of the brick and iron pipe sewers, should be charged to the main drainage
account, and that the cost of the engines, engine-houses, pumps, and the annual charge
for pumping during its continuance, should be paid by the several Parishes according
to the actual benefit derived, which had the effect of reducing the amount to be paid
by this Parish from £1844 9s. 5d., to £1397 lis. 5d.
The following works have been done with new and old stone :—
New dressed crossings and channels 256 yards.
New granite carriage-way 72 do.
Old carriage-way relaid 4,684 do.
Granite carriage-way rough dressed 105 do.
New york paving 6,670 feet super.
Old York paving relaid 11,352 do.
Old York new faced 594 do.
New granite curbing 2,678 feet run.
New asphalte curbing 1,688 do
Old curb reset 2,618 do.
Curb reworked 1,1 90 do
New granite circular curb45 do.
materials have been used in the reparation of the roads, footpaths,
Guernsey granite74 yards.
Common do. 0150 do.
Thames ballast 445 do.
Ground carted1330 do.
Lime 46 do.
Foundry clinkers 370 do.
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|Cash received from Paving Rates, viz:-||Commission ditto||93||8||9|
|No. 2, made July, 1856, at 8d. in the pound||0||11||4||Lighting, half-year to September, 1859||795||7||9|
|No. 3, made January, 1857, at 8d. in the pound||3||1||0||Paviours' Labour, one year||405||0|
|No. 4, made July, 1857, at 1s. in the pound||11||10||8||Day Labour ditto||361||18|
|No. 5, made february, 1858, at 1s. in the pound||61||3||4|
|No. 6, made October, 1858, at 8d. in the pound||288||2||2½|
|No. 7, made April, 1859, at 6d. in the pound||1789||18||5½|
|Asphalte Curb ditto||42||14||0|
|No. 8, made October, 1859, at 4d. in the pound||1032||0||3|
|Scavengering and Dusting||273||15||0|
|Surrey Consumers' Gas Company, Repairs to Tranches||185||15||7||Interest on Loan (Mrs. Arnold) one year||22||0||8|
|Southwark Water Company ditto||84||2||9|
|Valuation Committee expenses, one year and a-half||45||0||0|
|Kent Water Company ditto||1||1||8|
|Stationery, one year||36||10||1|
|Rent of House, Trinity Street||33||10||0|
|Removal of Nuisances ditto||5||19||10|
|Sundry Contributions for Paving, &c.||11||8||0|
|Cost of Summonses under Nuisances, Removal Act, received of Defendants||3||14||0|
|Shed at Laystall||£68||10||0|
|Pump at ditto||4||15||0|
|Plans, Specifications, ditto||10||0||0|
|Moiety of cost of crossing at Millpond Bridge, and Iron gate,West Lane, right of way||14||13||10|
|Sundry Tradesmen's Bills||118||11||0|
|Balance at Bank||1020||11||8|
|Lent Lighting Account||1||1||5½|
|Cash received from Lighting Rate, viz.:—||Lighting, half-year||792||4||9|
|No. 1, made 4th October, 1859, at 3d. in the pound||812||1||10½|
|Borrowed from Paving Account||1||1||5½||Commission||20||18||7|
|Sewers for one Year, ending 25th March, 1860,|
|Balance on 25th March. 1859||23||14||2½||Salaries, one year||400||0||0|
|Cash received from Sewers' Rates, viz.,—||Commission ditto||130||7||5|
|No. 2, made November, 1856, at 6d. in the pound||1||7||11||Loan (London and Westminster Bank)||2500||0||0|
|No. 3, made July, 1857, at 8d. in the pound||11||1||8||Interest||50||16||5|
|No. 4, made October, 1858, at 6d. in the pound||218||9||4½||Kent General Drainage||221||8||9|
|No. 5, made April, 1859, at 8d. in the pound||2347||0||5||Bulmer Contract for Private Drainage,||15||0||0|
|No. 6, made November, 1859, in the pound||2166||10||6||Stationery||31||3||8|
|-||4741||9||10½||Metropolitan Board of Works||1907||0||6|
|Cash received from various persons for putting in drains, &c.||117||7||8||Labour||298||0||5|
|Trustees of Turnpike Roads, Contribution towards cost of l0 Gulleys||30||0||0||Cartage||13||2||0|
|Loan from London and Westminster Rank||2000||0||0||Sundry Trandesmans' Bill||39||17||3|
|Balance at Bank||1308||15||4|
|Balance at Bank||2329||7||0||Loan, London and Westminster Bank||1000||0||0|
|Net outstanding Rates, viz., Paving No. 8,||120||0||0||Mrs. Arnold on Loan||500||0||0|
|„ „ Lighting, No.1,||90||0||0||Precept Metropolitan Board of Works for Main Drainage Rate, payable, April, 1860||800||0||0|
|„ „ Sewers, No. 6,||230||0||0|
|Account rendered Surrey Gas Company for making good Trenches||5||17||5|
|,, Southwark Water Company ditto||5||14||5|
|Messrs. Baker and Co. Paving at Surrey Dock entrances||108||11||3|
|Accounts for private drainage under agreements to repay by instalments||135||8||7|
|Rent due for House, Trinity Street, (Carpenter, tenant)||14||10||0|