The Victorian period saw a great change in town centres spurred on by the building laws introduced between 1848 and 1890. These tackled the problems of drainage, waste and water supply. With more powers and responsibility given to local councils the council house system was defined and provided housing for the vast majority of the population. It is from this period that we get the two-up and two-down terraced houses that have survived so well until today.

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The Traditional House Under Threat
Based on an exhibition set up by the Victorian Society to raise awareness of the serious threats on the character of the so called traditional house.
The home of model making.