ALL IN A ROW

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than a quar­ter of all UK houses are ter­raced and most were built in the Vic­to­rian era for work­ers who flocked to towns and cities to work in new fac­to­ries that were spring­ing up.

It was the most com­mon form of high den­sity hous­ing un­til the Sec­ond World War, af­ter which there was a flight to the sub­urbs, and semi- de­tached homes with gar­dens pro­lif­er­ated.

In the most re­cent hous­ing boom, the Gov­ern­ment de­manded high den­sity and the ter­race be­came pop­u­lar once more as de­vel­op­ers at­tempt to make the best use of space. These are of­ten set over three floors and have been re-named town­houses.

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