Mr Bethell begs leave to call Mr. Wright's attention to a nuisance which the Inhabitants of the extreme part of Southamptton Buildings next Staple's Inn have to complain of. Persons passing through that part to and from Staple's Inn conceive themselves at liberty, from its being a retired and quiet situation, to satisfy any call of nature against the low wall as immediately below the rails of the Inn and though Mr Bethell has had Notices fixed up yet they are wholly useles in stopping the practice. The rabble too that congregate at the Mechanic's Institution on the nights whem Mr. Cobbett or the Radical Reformers meet leave the street in the most filthy state and Mr. Bethell has accordingly spoken to the Secretary of the Instituion who state that the Committee are desirous of pujtting up fresh iron rails so as to exclude approach to the wall.
15 March 1830 Paving Committee Minutes of St. Andrew and St. George Holborn Vestry
In Henry Street, the Urinal at the North West Corner of this Street which is of Wood, is very incommodious and a nuisance to the Neighbourhood and should be taken down and a new Urinal of Stone set up in its place and the water carried away by a drain into the sewer.
15 May 1830 Paving Committee Minutes of St. Andrew and St. George Holborn Vestry
In Robert Street the urinal has been removed to accommodate various Inhabitants of this street and the Neighbourhood and it cannot be placed in any situation where it will create a less nuisance than at present and therefore ought not to be removed but that an upright stone on the Northside of the urinal would screen persons using it and that a Stone of this description should be placed there.
22 August 1831 Paving Committee Minutes of St. Andrew and St. George Holborn Vestry
[residents] 'much injured and annoyed by a certain nuisance etween the houses no.22 and no.23 in the same street [Gloucester st] respectfully request you will have the goodness to cause the same to be removed and a proper convenience substituted in the passage betwene Gloucester Street and Devonshire Street which is a very private and proper place or elsehwere as you may deem fit. We beg to observethat this nuisance is so public and offensive as to prevent Females from approaching the Windows of the opposite Houses without being disgusted by the sight of the above nuisance.
7 May 1832 Paving Committee Minutes of St. Andrew and St. George Holborn Vestry
... 'There is a Doorway adjoining the County Court which being seldom opened and from its locality to the court is the constant resort of Men for the purpose of making Water. My house being exactly opposite and the street very narrow my Wife and Family whose occupation is from necessary a great part of their time in the shop are consequenlty subject to great annoyance by this indecency, because the unwholesome accumulation of filth which it occasions in so confied a situation.
5 November 1832 Committee Minutes of St. Andrew and St. George Holborn Vestry