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St James's 1866

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St James's, Westminster]

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TO THE VESTRY
The Parish of St. James's Westminster.
Reverend Sir, Mr Lords, and Gentlemen,
As the year 1860 was principally distinguished
by the presence, in the Metropolis, of our muchdreaded
epidemic visitant, Asiatic Cholera, my
Eleventh Annual Report will be principally confined
to an account of its presence in our Parish, and of
the steps taken to meet and control it In my
Report for 1865 I pointed out the fact that this
disease had presented itself in Great Britain, and in
the autumn of that year I stated my apprehension
to the Vestry, that it would visit the Metropolis in
1866, and I urged upon you in that year the
necessity of taking steps to meet this terrible
enemy before it actually invaded our streets. That
you did not st once adopt my suggestion is no
reproach, as neither the Government nor any other
local body in the kingdom were alive to the dinger
that was so near at hand.
The Cholera of 1866.
The commencement of the year 1866 presented
little to alarm the population of this country, and in
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GENERAL WORKS,— Continued.

Situation.Description of Work.Amount Expended.
Brought forward£173692
NEW GULLEY PITS BUILT.
Broad StreetBuilding Gulley Pit1200
Blenheim MewsDitto ditto13160
25l60
GULLIES TRAPPED.
Leicester StreetTrapping Gulley1310
228, Regent StreetDitto ditto1310
Pall Mall, John StreetDitto ditto1310
Ditto, Reform ClubDitto ditto0140
Glasshouse StreetDitto ditto0140
Argyll PlaceTrapping two Gullies266
760
VENTILATING PIPES CARRIED UP.
Blenheim MewsVentilating Pipe carried up House14172
Argyll StreetDitto ditto ditto42170
57142
CLEANSING SEWERS.
Jermyn StreetCleansing Sewer generally5262
PiccadillyDitto ditto1946
New StreetDitto ditto700
Bridle LaneDitto ditto2146
Dufour's PlaceDitto ditto589
95 to 103, Regent St.Cleansing and making good Sewer451810
132129
SEWER REPAIRED.
Pulteney CourtExamining and Repairing Sewer, and making good Vaults of House No. 1, Cambridge Street1943
1, Cambridge StreetFilling in Vault at No. 1, Cambridge Street, (with consent of owner) the said Vault requiring reconstruction if continued1606
3549
DRAIN CONSTRUCTED.
Broad StreetConnecting Drain with Sewer at Drinking Fountain in Broad Street0144
Carried forward£1995172
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