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St James's 1883

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

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Great Portland Street, Oxford Street; 33, King Street, Portman
Square; George Yard, Crown Street, Soho; and 44, Cliandos
Street, Covent Garden.
Fire Alarms in telegraphic communication with Fire Brigade
Stations, have been erected by the Metropolitan Board of Works
in the undermentioned thoroughfares:—
Golden Square.
Piccadilly, by St. James's Church.
Pall Mall, by Marlborough House.
Fire Escapes with attendants are nightly stationed in Golden
Square and next the Parish Church, Piccadilly.
In accordance with the Standing Orders of the Court of Quarter
Sessions, notices were given to the Vestry in the mouth of August,
by intending applicants for Music and Dancing Licenses, as
Bignell, Robert Richard, The Trocadero, 7 and 8, Great Windmill
Street, for Music only.
Hughes, John Strype, The Stanley Arms Coffee Tavern, 183, Wardour
Street, for Music only.
Leslie, George, St. James's Hall, [Piccadilly and Regent Street, for
Music and Dancing.
Mitchell, William Stair, The Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, for Music
Phillips, Henry Frederick, The Piccadilly Art Galleries, for Music and
Spiers, Felix William, The Criterion, 221, Piccadilly, for Music and
Swallow, Benjamin Henry, The Goat and Star, 6, Swallow Street, for
Music only.
Villiers, Robert Edwin, The London Pavilion Music Hall, Tichborne
Street, for Music only.
Willis, Frederick Wilson, and Willis, Edward Avery, Willis's Rooms,
26, King Street, for Music and Dancing.
The notice of Mr. Hughes was not proceeded with, and a license
was granted by the Court of Quarter Sessions, in each of the other
cases, as applied for.


The following is a list of public urinals erected and maintained by the Vestry :—

Situation.No of Compartments.Situation.No. of Compartments.
Blenheim Street4King's Arms Yard3
Broad Street8Mason's Yard3
Coach and Horses Yard4Vine Street7
Cork Mews2Wells Street5
Ham Yard3