William Crozier’s Report 1

William Crozier’s Report 1
  • Title: William Crozier’s Report 1

  • Date : 3 January 1855

  • Catalogue number : Tyne and Wear Archives CB.SU/1/3

  • Description :

    The drawing up of an accurate plan of the borough was a necessary first step to the construction of a sewerage system, and this was the first task of William Crozier, the borough engineer.  

    The progress of the plan was anxiously watched by the Council, who received regular updates from Crozier.  The image above shows him reporting that the plan is very close to completion. 

    To find out more, please click ‘Transcript’ above.

    Continue to page 2 of the report..

    Find out more about Sunderland’s sewerage system.

  • Transcript:

    The following Report of the Engineer was read:
    Borough of Sunderland
    Corporation Engineer’s Office
    3rd January 1855
    To the Town Council of the Borough of Sunderland
    Gentlemen,

    In accordance with your resolution of the 20th of December last “that I was to report what progress had been made with the plan of the Borough” I am happy to state that the plan is complete, there are still a portion of the levels to take which on account of ill health I have not been able to finish otherwise I should have had the satisfaction at this time of laying the whole before you in a complete...