1870

Plans for a new Sewerage scheme

in Kidderminster


The plans were part of an application for sanction to borrow £23,400 to fund 'Works for Main Sewerage'. 

Reference is made to a report by Mr Arnold Taylor 23 May 1870 and the Eastern plan is signed by Josiah Forster Fairbank.

There are two plans related to the Eastern and Western sections of the town. We are grateful to Garry Hooper for his skill and care in photographing these delicate maps. 

They were part of an application for sanction to borrow £23,400 to fund 'Works for Main Sewerage'. Reference is made to a report by Mr Arnold Taylor 23 May 1870.

*** Mike Loftus observes that these sewerage plans were not ideal and/or they were not properly followed when the system was laid – or both. After the 1884 typhoid epidemic, in which over 100 people in the town died, an enquiry identified the failure of the 1870 system as the major cause  of the outbreak. 


Both plans are shown below in their entirety. Click on them to access better images.

Plan of Eastern parts of the town


Plan of Western parts of the town


Selected areas provide much detail at higher resolution.

Choose your areas of interest by clicking on the links associated with the maps.

(To get clearer images of the marked areas click the individual maps.)

Eastern plan: selected areas 1-9.

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Eastern plan: selected areas 10-12.

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Western plan: selected areas 1-6.


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