Claremont Place

Engineer's plans for number 31

By C West

This shows the engineer's plans to install drains and cover over the original cess pool in the back yard of number 31 Claremont Place.

Number 31 was unique as it had a two storey wash house built at the end of the back yard. This was demolished about 1946 after I fell down the stairs as a toddler.

The house was built around 1837 and is fairly representative of most of the slum dwellings in the east slopes area.

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Photo:Plan of drains for 31 Claremont Place dated 13 Nov 1882 (side view)

Plan of drains for 31 Claremont Place dated 13 Nov 1882 (side view)

From the private collection of C.West

Photo:Plan of drains for 31 Claremont Place dated 13 Nov 1882 (view of ground floor))

Plan of drains for 31 Claremont Place dated 13 Nov 1882 (view of ground floor))

From the private collection of C.West

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