Batford added to Harpenden

Boundary Extention - 1935

“On 1st April 1935 the area of the Urban District was added to by the inclusion of certain parts of the St Albans Rural District, including Batford, and increased from 1,631 to 3,126 acres.  With the exception of Batford which is sewered, the drainage of the additional parts is by cesspools.  The Council has contracted to empty these cesspools under an order from the Surveyor on the request of applicants. Only one emptying is paid for by the Council during the twelve months.  The cost of any additional emptying falls upon the applicants.”

From the Medical Officer of Health’s report 1935, in Eric Brandreth’s collection

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