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Shoreditch 1864

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

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The following rates have been made by the Vestry for the year ending 25th March, 1865:

Sewers Rate at 5d. in the pound for the year.
Lighting Rate at 5d. ditto ditto
General Rate at 14d. ditto ditto
Main Drainage Rate at 3d. ditto
Sewers RateLighting RateGeneral RateMain Drainage Rate

Maintenance of the Roads, Streets, &c.
The extent of the Roads kept in repair by the Vestry is about 50 miles:—
Macadamized and Ballast 45 miles
Paved with Granite Cubes 5 miles
The materials used in the un-paved roads being Broken Granite,
Flints, and Ballast.

The Main Drainage account for the year ending the 25th day of March, 1865, is as follows:

Balance in hand on the 25th March, 18642865127Paid Metropolitan Board332230
„ Collectors Poundage11369
Rate to Michaelmas, 1864168272Loan re-paid25000
,, Christmas „1964117Paid Sundries18137
„ Lady-day 186513941811Balance 25th March, 18654203611