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Shoreditch 1859

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Shoreditch, Parish of St. Leonard]

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The amount received during the year and paid the Treasurer for
the House Drains authorized by the Vestry to be constructed at the
expense of the applicants, has amounted to £346 11s. 9d.
The amount received during the year and paid the Treasurer as
Contributions for entering the New Sewers constructed by the Vestry, at
£7½ per cent. on the Assessment, and placed to the credit of the Sewers
Rate has amounted to the sum of £41 9s. 6d.

A Special Contract has also been entered into with Messrs. F. & F. J. Wood, of Mile End Road, on the 3rd day of October, 1859, for the construction of the following New Sewer :

Part of Old Street Road, Vincent Street, Catherine Street, Sarah's Buildings, Cross Street, Sun Street, Wilson Street, Francis Street, Henrietta Street, and Wood Street2459 feet Brick, Half-Brick, and Pipe Sewers.£810.

The Vestry have entered into a contract with Mr. W. Winn, of
Curtain Road, to Water the whole of the Carriage-ways in the parish,
for the season ensuing the 25th March, and ending the 29th September,
1860, for the sum of £2680. the principal streets to be Watered twice
every day, and the others once a day, the Contractor to have the use of
the Water Carts belonging to the Vestry, and finding all other matter
necessary for the Work.