The Nuisances Removal and Diseases Prevention Act 1855 received royal assent

The Nuisances Removal and Diseases Prevention Act 1855 required local authorities to employ sanitary inspectors and gave local authorities powers to enter properties containing ‘nuisances’. These were defined as any premises that were in such a state as to be injurious to health, including gutters, urinals and ditches as well as places where animals were kept.