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1854 Stroud Public Health Inquiry



Contents



Date of Inquiry etc

5

Signitures to Petition

5

Position of the Town

6

Geological Character

6

Area of Parish

6

Population

6

General Health

6

Prevailing Diseases

7

Evidence on, WH Paine Esq MD

7

Mr Armstrong, Surgeon

7

Morality

7

Measures adopted during Prevalence of Cholera

8

Evidence on Sewerage

8

WH Pain MD

8

Mr T Davis

8

Mr R Whitmore

9

Mr Preston

9

Rev Mr Yates

10

Mr Taunton

10

Proceedings of commissioners with Works of Sewerage

9

Paving

11

Water Supply

11

Rates for Domestic Purposes

13

Evidence on Water Supply

12

WH Paine MD

12

Mr H Thornton

12

Mr Hawkins

13

Mr Harmer

13

Mr Witchell

13

Nuisances &c

13

Evidence by Mr Witchell

14

Mr F Robertson

14

Mr D Wood

14

Mr Armstrong

15

Mr Issacke

15

Mr W H Barnfield

15

WH Paine Esq MD

15

Mr H Lewis

16

Mr T Davis

16

Mrs Johnstone

16

Mr G Mynett

16

Scavenging

16

Evidence of Mr Witchell

17

Slaughter Houses

18

Inspection of Town

18

Names of Gentlemen Present

18

Highways

60

Evidence of Mr Witchell

21

Turnpike Roads

21

Lighting

22

Evidence of Mr Witchell

22

Evidence of Mr T Howell

22

Mr T Harmer

23

Watching

23

Evidence of Mr Witchell

23

Market

23

Local Act

23

Evidence of working of Local Act

24

Mr Parsons

24

Mr C Taunton

24

Penalties under local Act

25

Proceedings relating to amended Act

25

Evidence by Mr Witchell

27

Committee appointed by Commissioners

27

Rates to be made

27

Reciepts and Expenditure under Improvement Act

30

Expenditure by Guardians for Sick Relief &c.

30

Conclusions

31

Future Works

32

Boundary

33

Recommendations

33



Appendix

Names of Streets

35

Number of Houses in each Street

35

Mortality Return

36

Deaths from Zymotic Diseases

38

Payments under Proposed Act

39

Income of Commissioners

41

Length and Width of Streets and Position of Sewers

44

Water rates for Trading purposes

50

Assessments within the limits fo the Act

51

Meetings of Commissioners

51

Draft Report of Committee, for amendements &c in Act

55

Surveyor’s Duties Defined

56

Common Lodging-houses

57

Dispensary and Hospital

58

Turnpike Acts

57


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