Nuisances

Nuisances were a huge problem, not just in Sunderland but throughout the country. 

The term covered a wide range of issues and was used to describe anything that could potentially be hazardous to health.  Find out more by visiting the pages below.

Nuisances

Nuisances were a huge problem, not just in Sunderland but throughout the country.

Manure

Unlike other nuisances, manure was a useful and valuable resource.

Sewerage

An adequate sewerage system was crucial to Sunderland’s ability to tackle its public health problems.

Smoke and industrial pollution

Smoke and industrial pollution was considered to be one of the main issues facing Sunderland.

Paving

Paving the streets was a key element in improving public health.