Public Health Facts and Figures

The public health departments role in South Tyneside has changed throughout the borough over time.

Below are some facts and figures from 1900 to 1948.

 

House clearance

The public health department was responsible for recommending streets to be cleared for public safety.

Streets cleared and number of family and people displaced under council scheme  
year name of area displaced families persons
1932-3 thames street 448 1818
1933 mitre street 194 721
1933-4 drake street 53 262
1934 laygate square 14 38
1935 holborn 552 2249
1936 harton colliery 129 537
1936 cornwallis square 122 444
1936 edward street 16 53
1937 felt terrace 15 46
1937 wellington street 244 878
1937-8 anderson street 27 94
1937-8 commercial road 66 252
1937-8 percy street 40 162
1937-8 waterloo vale 163 546
1938 heugh street 65 214
1938 maxwell street no 1 65 216
1938 maxwell street no 2 13 50
1938 pallister street 22 51
1938 adelaide street 53 180
  total of areas 2301 8811
  individual unfit houses 489 1853
  totals 2790 10664

A number of new houses and flats were built by the council under the housing acts of 1919 to 1936

year of build estate no of premises built notes
1921-32 cleadon park 1516 houses 208 sold
1926-28 cleadon park 12 houses and shop combined
1933-34 cleadon park 142 bungalows for aged persons
1932 stanley street 68 flats
1932 deans 248 flats and 4 shops
1932 deans 4 flats for aged persons
1933 west park 46 bungalows for aged persons
1933 green lane 72 bungalows for aged persons
1933 egerton raoad 96 flats
1933 green lane east 120 flats
1933 farnham road 216 flats
1933-34 west harton 342 houses
1935 wenlock road 148 houses
1936 prince edward road no 1 326 houses
1936 richardson terrrace 56 houses
1937 reed street 8 flats
1937 dean road 2 houses
1937 harton colliery 76 houses
1937 cornwallis square 40 houses
1937 commercial road 46 houses
1937-8 prince edward road no 2 468 houses
1938 quarry lane 196 houses
1938 mile end road 18 flats
1938 horsley hill 155 house
1938 commerical road 12  
  total 4433