narrow lanes and streets. The old houses in Coupland were in danger of being
let down when the deep sewer was cut, and many people thought it would have
been a good way of making an improvement if the old places had come down,
except for the loss it would have been for the tenants.
Water Street and Church Street will require to be carefully supported.
The streets are very narrow, with old and high buildings on each side and
cellars below. It is tedious work, every foot having to be timbered. The streets
are in a very sloppy state.