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Urban working-class housing in late Victorian England

Bronwen M. Holden

Urban working-class housing in late Victorian England

the Royal Commission of 1884-1885

by Bronwen M. Holden

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Published by [s.n.] in Edmonton, Alta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. -- Royal Commission on the Housing of the Working Classes,
  • Housing -- England -- History,
  • Labor and laboring classes -- Dwellings -- England -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThe Royal Commission of 1884-1885
    Statementby Bronwen M. Holden.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD7334A3 H64 1971
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 leaves.
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14277305M

      Income vs Expenditure in Working-Class Victorian England for our purposes, we might look at some incomes of the working class in London and some of their expenses in the middle years of the ninth decade of the nineteenth century. Incomes As a young police constable based in Hyde Park in the late 40s md 50s. Housing in 19th century London was highly dependent on the class an individual was a part of. Multiple room and single room housing was reserved for the upper and middle classes respectively, whereas the poor and working classes found themselves crammed into slums and overpacked apartment housing.

    Victorian Era Slums. The rendering to the left is an artists first hand impression of what a Victorian slum looked like. The squalid and unsanitary conditions that were brought on by immense overcrowding made life very dismal for poor Victorian children and their families. East London had the most well-known slums of that time.   In nineteenth-century Victorian England, overcrowding was the most obvious characteristic of urban housing and, despite constant agitation, it remained widespread and persistent in London and other great cities such as Manchester, Glasgow, and Liverpool well into the .

    Much of the urban poor, including a majority of incoming immigrants, lived in tenement housing. If the skyscraper was the jewel of the American city, the tenement was its boil. In , a publication offered $ to the architect who could provide the best design for mass-housing. James E. Ware won the contest with his plan for a dumbbell. As these panels illustrate, the population of the United States grew rapidly in the late s (a). Much of this new growth took place in urban areas (defined by the census as twenty-five hundred people or more), and this urban population, particularly that of major cities (b), dealt with challenges and opportunities that were unknown in previous generations.


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Urban working-class housing in late Victorian England by Bronwen M. Holden Download PDF EPUB FB2

Late Victorian Britain State and society. From the s a mounting sense of the limits of the liberal, regulative state became apparent. One reflection of this awareness was the increasing perception of national decline, relative to the increasing strength of other European countries and the United awareness was reinforced by British military failures in the South African War.

Judith Flanders examines the state of housing for the 19th-century urban poor, assessing the ‘improvements’ carried out in slum areas and the efforts of writers, including Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew, to publicise such living conditions. In the late Victorian era London's East End became a popular destination for slumming, a new phenomenon which emerged in the s on an unprecedented scale.

For some slumming was a peculiar form of tourism motivated by curiosity, excitement and thrill, others were motivated by moral, religious and altruistic reasons. Cruel Habitations: A History of Working-Class Housing London: George Allen & Unwin, Pp.

illustrations, bibliography. £ Show all authors. Public housing (known as council housing or social housing in the UK) provided the majority of rented accommodation in the United Kingdom until when the number of households in private rental housing surpassed the number in social housing.

Houses and flats built for public or social housing use are built by or for local authorities and known as council houses, though since the s the. In Victorian society, rich and poor could find themselves living very close together, sometimes just streets apart.

During the 19th century more people moved into the towns and cities to find work in factories. Cities filled to overflowing and London was particularly bad.

At the start of the 19th. Overcrowding and Housing in Nineteenth-Century London From tothe population Urban working-class housing in late Victorian England book London grew from under 1 million inhabitants to million.

This was due in large part to immigration, both from other countries and from the countryside of England.

Hundreds of thousands of people were. New Perspectives on the Late Victorian Economy: Essays in Quantitative Economic History: – (Cambridge, ) Millward, R., and Sheard, S., ‘ The urban fiscal problem, – government expenditure and finances in England and Wales ’, Economic History Review, 2nd series, 48 ().

Some aspects of housing consumption in late nineteenth century England and Wales. Housing Studies, Vol. 2, Issue. 1, p. Prospecting for urban order in (Victorian) public parks. Theoretical Criminology, Vol.

22, Issue. 4, p. ‘ Working-class isolation and mobility in rural Dorset, – ’, Trans. Inst. Brit. Geographers. Tim Brown, ‘ The making of urban ‘healtheries’: the transformation of cemeteries and burial grounds in late-Victorian East London’, Journal of Historical Geography, 42 () 12–23 Nan H.

Dreher, ‘The Virtuous and the Verminous: Turn-of-the-Century Moral Panics in London’s Public Parks’, Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned. A beautiful, free and highly informative new booklet about the history of housing and planning in a social context in Britain since the 19th century has been published by the NHBC Foundation in Britain and can be downloaded in PDF form.

It has been compiled by Clive Turner, NHBC Foundation and Richards Partington Architects (RPA) and covers housing from the Victorian era to the present day.

Ask pupils to go to the Images by Theme on Victorian Houses. Then look at all the photographs (around 20) of different types of Victorian house. Then using the worksheet provided ask pupils to decide whether the houses shown are working class, middle class.

"Where shall she live?": Housing the New Working Woman in Late Victorian and Edwardian London', in Living, Leisure and Law: Eight Building Types in Englanded.

Geoff Brandwood. Spire Books, Readingpublished in association with the Victorian Society. A rapid growth of the British economy. Britain as a country gets richer, but the standard of living of the urban lower classes decreases. A respectable paid occupation for a middle-class woman is governess or dressmaker.

The population of England and Wales is million, Scotland 2 million, Ireland almost 7 million. The labour aristocracy in Victorian Edinburgh (Oxford ); E. Hobsbawm, Labouring Men (London ) [ See, for example, A. Wohl, Tile eternal slum. housing and social policy in Victorian London (London ): G.

Jones, Outcast London. a study in tile relationship between classes in Victorian Society (Oxford ), and, Languages of. Here was a huge market for Advice Books, such as Isabella Beeton’s Book of Household Management, published in (and still in print and updated).

Beeton's Book of Household Management The frontispiece and title-page of Mary Beeton’s Book of Household Management (), showing a farmyard scene with the motto ‘The Free, Fair Homes of.

A Victorian slum in Kensington, London, now one of the most fashionable parts of the City. It was demolished in the late 's. Source: Bentley, Nicholas. The Victorian Scene: London: Spring Books, Despite the continuing problems of poor housing, conditions did improve from the s, with the construction of new, healthier housing.

The Public Health Act of required local authorities to. The terrace is one of the most recognisable styles of housing in England. By the late Georgian and early Victorian period many towns across the country, including York, Exeter, Hull, Liverpool and Leeds, had handsome streets for the wealthier urban classes lined with the ordered facades of terraced development.

terraced housing became a. Terraced houses have been popular in the United Kingdom, particularly England and Wales, since the 17th century. They were originally built as desirable properties, such as the townhouses for the nobility around Regent's Park in central London, and the Georgian architecture in Bath.

The design became a popular way to provide high-density accommodation for the working class in the 19th century. Books Migration and Mobility in Britain Since the Eighteenth Century by Colin Pooley and Jean Turnbull (UCL Press, ) Rural Life in Victorian England by G.E.

Mingay (Futura, ). Jerry White is professor in history at Birkbeck, University of London, specialising in working-class London life sinceand author of London in the Nineteenth Century (Jonathan Cape, ). This article complemented a five-part BBC Two series The Victorian Slum, showing modern families living in simulated slums, which aired in autumn 4 M.J.

Daunton, House and Home in the Victorian City: Working-Class Housing London: Edward Arnold,5 David Englander, Landlord and Tenant in Urban Britain