Housing in Urban Britain, 1780-1914

Housing in Urban Britain, 1780-1914

by Richard Rodger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521552672

ISBN-13: 9780521552677

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The history of housing between 1780 and 1914 encapsulates many problems associated with the transition from a largely rural to an overwhelmingly urban nation. This study reviews the recent arguments and guides the student of social history to further reading.  See more details below

Overview

The history of housing between 1780 and 1914 encapsulates many problems associated with the transition from a largely rural to an overwhelmingly urban nation. This study reviews the recent arguments and guides the student of social history to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552677
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #8
Edition description:
1st Cambridge University Press ed
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Note on references
1Introduction: an urban framework1
2Urban expansion and the pattern of demand6
(i)Population, migration and the cities6
(ii)Wages, employment and the structure of demand9
3Supply influences13
(i)Landownership, estate development and housing13
(ii)The building industry16
(iii)The containing context: building regulations26
4House types: terraces and tenements28
(i)Residential segregation and mobility28
(ii)Evolution of the terraced house29
(iii)The housing hierarchy30
5The suburbs: villas and values38
6The containment of 'the housing problem' 1850-188044
7A late-Victorian and Edwardian housing crisis52
(i)Market intervention55
(ii)Property politics: tension and crisis 1880-191458
8Comfort and housing amenity63
9Conclusion66
Notes68
Bibliography70
Updated bibliographical note84
Index96

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