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Rotherhithe 1859

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Rotherhithe]

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13.
The new Lavstall at the back of the Workhouse is now complete, and the following
is a statement of the cost thereof, viz.:—
£
s.
d.
Labour (including carpenter)
55
15
0
Material
57
19
8
Cartage
47
7
0
Wall
89
16
0
Shed roofing and stalls for stone-breakers
68
10
0
Tiling old shed, &c.
10
17
0
Steining Cesspool for Watercloset
3
11
3
Do. Well
2
18
1
Pump
4
15
0
Specifications, Plans, &c.
10
0
0
Total
351
9
0
The following is a statement of the cost of making-up the road and footways in
Chilton-street, viz.:—
£
s.
d.
Asphalte curb
42
14
0
Labour
26
13
0
Cartage
5
12
6
Material
24
7
7
Total
£99
7
1
The Commercial Dock Company having applied to Parliament for an Act to
extend the time for carrying out their new entrance from the River, the Vestry presented
a petition opposing the Bill, in order to obtain, if possible, an alteration in the
gradient of the approaches to the proposed Bridge across the new entrance, near
Lavender-place, Rotherhithe-street, viz.:—That such gradient should be not less than
one foot in thirty feet, instead of one in twenty. The opposition, however, was not
successful and the Act passed.
The Vestry also presented Petitions to oppose the" South London Railway,
No. 1," "South London Railway, No. 2," and "Thames Tunnel Railway" Bills, so
far as the proposed works affected the traffic of the public streets and roads of this
Parish, and a Committee of the Vestry was appointed to watch the progress of the
several Bills through Parliament, the Committee attended before the Committees of the
House of Commons upon these Bills being brought forward. These Bills were, ultimately,
all withdrawn.
LIGHTING.
One new lamp has been placed in Thetford-place, making the total number of
gas lamps in this Parish, lighted under contract with the Surrey Consumers' Gas
Company, 333. (For particulars of contract, see page 4.)


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