Health

An informative timeline from the Early Georgian period to Today, linking health and housing. Public health sanitation and housing design are connected to understand the development to todays standards.

1740-10-28 02:43:55

18th Century

Some larger houses have drains connected to public sewers or cesspools used for fertiliser.

1765-02-01 00:00:00

Small houses are back-to-back or through. They have no cold water, kitchen or WC.

1775-01-01 00:00:00

Sanitation

Alexander Cummings patents his WC.

1810-10-16 00:00:00

Concerns begin to grow about public health in slums

Stimulated by a fear among the middle classes of infectious disease spreading from the overcrowded and unsanitary working class housing into where they live.

1811-01-01 00:00:00

Wealth, health and the seaside – Brighton

It is more fashionable for polite society to live in seaside towns.

1829-01-01 00:00:00

Water filtration and reservoirs

1829-01-01 14:15:25

Chimney sweeps are banned

1831-01-01 00:38:30

Disease

Early cases of cholera in Britain contribute to developments in public health.

1839-01-29 07:24:24

Living conditions

Records of 6 people to a room, 10 people in a house.

1840-01-01 20:46:19

General life expectancy in England and Wales is 41 years old.

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