Victorian London - Publications - Social Investigation/Journalism - Ragged London in 1861, by John Hollingshead, 1861 - Appendix - A Model District Census

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[-291-] 

A MODEL DISTRICT CENSUS


Statistics of the District of Christ Church, St. George's East, Rev. G. H. McGill.-Area, 43 acres.-(Made Feb. 6, 1861.) 

Number of

 

streets and courts

52

houses

1,888

poor families

about 4,575

respectable families

about 512

persons

about 13,300

poor among them

about 11,000 

 Places of Worship 

Christ Church, Church of England

2000

School Chapel

200

Beulah Chapel

600

Ragged Schools Church, Church of England

120

Trinity, Methodist

500

Primitive Methodist

120

Watney-street, ditto

50

Workhouse, Church of England

500

Day Schools  

Christ Church, Boys

350

Christ Church, Girls

200

Christ Church, Infants

400

Middlesex, Boys

120

Middlesex, Girls

115

Adult School (Evening at Christ Church)

60

School of Art

50

Methodist Day School, Back-road

About 150

 

Sunday Schools

Christ Church, Boys

200

Christ Church, Girls

275

Christ Church, Bible Class

25

Beulah Chapel

150

Trinity, Methodist

100

Watney-street

30

Ranters

100

 Benevolent Societies

Penny Bank

3,000 depositors.

Dorcas Society

70 members.

Blanket and Rug Society

100

Christ Church Institute

120

District Visitors

21

Provident Society and Sick Club

100

Mothers' Meeting

100

East London Savings Bank, with a very large number of depositors. Deposits now invested, about

90,000


[-292-] Census and other Particulars of the District of Christ Church, in the Parish of St. George's East, the Rev. G. H. McGILL, M.A., Incumbent.

 

Number of Houses in Each Street or Court

Average Number of Families in Each House

Number of Rooms in Each House.

Number of Poor Families in each Street.

Height.

Length.

Width.

Average Rental of Each Room per Week.

Remarks.

 

 

 

 

 

Ft.

in.

ft.

in.

ft.

in.

s.

d.

 

Albion-place

16

1

2

16

7

6

10

0

9

4

1

6

Costermongers, labourers, slop-workers, &c

Ann-street

44

4

4

176

7

3

9

4

8

7

1

9

Labourers and sailors.

Anthony-street

48

3

4

144

6

11

9

10

8

9

1

10

Little tradesmen and lodging-houses.

Buross-street

47

3

4 to 6

141

7

2

10

0

9

7

2

0

Employed on the docks and on the river.

Browning's-court

4

4

4

16

6

5

8

7

8

4

1

6

Verypoor.

Cannon-st.-road (east side)

60

2

6 to 8

 

8

6

10

9

10

9

 

 

The principal street. ,

Catherine-street and court

68

3

4 to 6

150

9

0

7

6

8

6

2

0

Tradesmen and dock servants.

Chapel-street

65

3

4

195

7

6

10

9

10

0

1

10

Small shops and labourers.

Charles-street

44

4

4 to 6

176

7

8

10

0

9

5

1

10

Tradesmen, &c. C

Church-road (west side) to Spencer-street

62

2

4

124

8

0

9

7

8

10

1

10

Small shops, sailors, and dock labourers.

Chapman-place

11

2

4

22

7

3

9

3

8

4

1

10

Lodging-houses and sailors.

Chapman-street, Lower

89

3

4 to 6

267

7

4

9

10

8

0

1

9

Dock servants and small shops.

Chapman-street, Upper

46

3

4

150

7

6

10

0

9

5

1

9

Labourers and lodging-houses.

Coburgh-court

4

3

4

12

6

6

7

9

8

0

 

 

Very low.

Commercial-road (south side) from Cannon-street East to Sutton-street

93

2

8

 

8

1

11

3

12

2

 

 

Respectable tradesmen, &c.

Cornwall-street, Upper

61

3

4 to 6

183

8

6

10

0

9

0

1

9

Very poor.

Cross-street (part)

29

2

4

58

6

1

9

9

8

5

1

9

Small shops.

Dean-street

24

2

6

48

7

5

8

6

7

7

3

6

Clerksand persons employed in city.

[-293-] Devonshire-street

60

4

4

240

8

0

8

4

8

2

1

9

In this street and Star-street there are living in 123 houses about 1,500 persons, including 300 children, many without shoes or stockings.

Duke-street

38

4

4

140

7

3

9

0

8

7

1

9

Very low and poor.

Fenton-street

29

3

5 to 6

87

8

2

10

0

9

6

2

0

Sailors and dock labourers.

Fenton-street, Lower

13

2

4

26

7

6

9

7

7

10

1

10

Ditto ditto.

Friendly-place

5

1

2

10

7

2

8

11

8

8

1

3

Low.

Hungerford-street and court

41

4

4

164

7

2

9

1

8

9

1

9

Very poor.

John-street, Lower

33

2

6

 

7

8

8

7

7

9

3

6

Clerks and middle class.

John-street, Upper

25

2

6

7

6

8

7

7

0

3

6

 

 

Jones-row

6

2

2

12

8

0

9

10

9

5

1

8

Very poor and miserable.

Joseph-st., Cannon-st.-road

38

2

4

76

7

3

9

9

8

6

1

9

The worst street in the district morally.

Kinder-street

46

2

4

92

7

0

10

0

9

3

1

9

Very low and immoral.

Little Ann-street

8

4

4

32

7

6

9

11

8

7

1

9

Labourers, sailors, and families.

Little Turner-street

29

4

4 to 6

116

7

8

9

2

8

3

1

9

Labourers.

Mary-street and place

30

4

4

120

7

3

8

4

8

2

1

10

Sailors and warehousemen.

New-road (north side)

79

3

4 to 6

79

8

1

10

8

9

5

2

3

Tradesmen and sailors.

Richard-street

71

3

4 to 6

142

8

6

10

0

9

10

2

6

Warehousemen, &c.

St. George's-place

20

2

8

 

8

10

8

7

7

4

3

0

Lodging-houses.

Salter-street

10

3

4

30

7

10

10

0

8

11

1

9

Very lowand poor.

Smith's-place

10

3

4

30

6

8

9

8

8

10

1

6

Very poor.

Short-street

3

2

4

6

8

0

10

0

9

10

1

10

Labourers in gas-works.

Spencer-street (north side)

81

3

4

243

7

2

8

11

8

4

1

10

Sailors, labourers, and sugar refiners.

Star-street

63

4

4

252

8

5

9

6

9

6

1

9

Very low and miserable.

Sutton-street

29

2

4 to 6

58

7

9

8

9

7

11

4

0

A few respectable inhabitants and lodgers.

Tarling-street

89

3

4

267

7

10

9

5

9

5

1

10

Labourers, sailors, and their families.

Union-street and passage

24

3

4

72

8

0

10

2

9

3

1

8

Hawkers, fishmongers, &c.

Upper John-street

21

3

6

63

8

6

9

10

9

4

1

10

Clerks and respectable inhabitants.

Viginia-court

3

3

4

12

6

7

9

4

8

5

1

6

Very poor.

Walburgh-street

42

3

4 to 6

126

8

1

9

9

9

5

2

0

Persons engaged in slop work.

Watney-street

45

2

6

 

8

6

14

0

10

0

 

 

Respectable inhabitants.

White's-gardens

6

2

4

12

8

2

9

6

9

6

1

9

Low and poor.

York-place

6

3

4

 

7

4

9

11

8

6

1

9

Poor but decent labourers.

Totals

1818

 

 

4392