ALL IN A ROW
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.