Dundee Town Clerk's Letter Book
Petition to Dundee Magistrates and Town
March 1825 - March 1826
Signed by 12
proprietors and occupiers of properties at the foot of the Hilltown,
this petition to the Dundee Magistrates and Town Council complains
about a property at the foot of the Hilltown being used as a slaughterhouse
and dung stance.
complain that they are subjected to a 'nuisance almost intolerable
arising from the smell and vermin which collect about the slaughterhouse
and dung stance'. The Council ordered the occupier of the ground
to be removed and instructed that care should be taken when letting
it in future - to make sure it was never again used for those purposes.