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Published by St. Bride"s in London .
Written in English


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Statementby H. Percy Boulnois.
The Physical Object
Pagination46p. :
Number of Pages46
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Open LibraryOL15524999M

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1. Author(s): Boulnois,Henry Percy Title(s): Housing of the labouring classes and back-to-back houses. Country of Publication: England Publisher: London, St. Bride's Press [] Description: 46 p. ill. Language: English Notes: Reprinted from the Surveyor and municipal and county engineer. Full text of "The housing of the working classes and of the poor" See other formats. Full text of "The housing of the working classes" See other formats.   38 This point has some importance in that Dennis, English Industrial Cities of the Nineteenth Century, op. cit., p. 17, suggests that the Reports before noted that the newest housing in Birmingham, e.g., in Bordesley (not Borderley) was just as jerry-built and badly drained as new housing in Manchester; and this he regards as an indication that civic pride (presumably on the part of the Cited by: 1.

Semi-detached houses are the most common property type in the UK. They account for 32% of UK housing transactions and 32% of the English housing stock as of Between and , 41% of all properties built were semis, but after this fell to 15%. A semi-detached house (often abbreviated to semi) is a single family duplex dwelling house that shares one common wall with the next house. The name distinguishes this style of house from detached houses, with no shared walls, and terraced houses, with a shared wall on both , semi-detached houses are built as pairs in which each house's layout is a mirror image of the other's. The Labouring Classes Lodging Act gave local councils the option to acquire or build lodging houses; it was one of the earliest attempts at government intervention in housing. In , following an outbreak of cholera, the Sanitary Act defined overcrowding as a “nuisance”.Cited by: 3. The Houses of the Labouring Classes and Back-to-Back Houses H P Boulnois Details of these maps can be found, for exampleThe Historian’s Guide to Ordnance Survey MapsAuthor: Geoff Timmins.

  Legislation.—Twenty-eight Housing and Health Acts, passed between and , are enumerated by Mr Dewsnup, whose monograph on The Housing Problem in England is the fullest account of the subject published. The first was the Shaftesbury Act of for the establishment of lodging-houses for the working classes; the last was the Housing of the Working Classes Act of   I quite loved A Social History of Housing by John Burnett. I’m still trying to get my head around quite what a difference the industrial revolution made to how cities and towns worked and looked like and were lived in, which requires a slightly dfferent periodization I think, but here we start in A Continue reading Burnett’s A Social History of Housing: the early s →. "The Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes embraces objects of vast importance to their moral and social position. It erects model buildings, renovates old and ill-arranged houses in the worst localities, and cleanses and ventilates whole courts and alleys; arranges and executes plans as models for the improvement of the dwellings of the labouring classes in the. To show the unhealthiness of defective housing a striking contrast in death-rates has been made out with regard to houses built back to back, in which, therefore, light and air are only admitted on one side of every house and there can be no through-ventilatidn, as compared with through- ventilated houses. TABLE IV.-Defeetive Housing and.