13 February 1439

Henceforth the entrails of all animals slaughtered (especially those by butchers) in the southern part of town are to be carted to Le Balle and there cast [into the river] at the low-tide mark at the time of half-ebb; entrails of animals slaughtered (especially those by butchers) in the north end of town shall be taken to Dowshill and be similarly disposed of. Furthermore it is ordained by agreement of the whole congregation that butchers shall, by next Easter, equip themselves with covered barrows or carts such as those used in London for transporting entrails to the said locations, on pain of 20s. fine for failing to obey this ordinance.

[Le Balle was an area of open land on the bank of the River Nar close to where it entered the Ouse; this land was normally used for drying fish, so the intent was probably to keep foul-smelling activities away from habitation. Dowshill was on the northern bank of the River Gay, again fairly close to the confluence with the Ouse.]