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At Home in Britain: Terraced Houses

Discinctively British, terraced houses are often regarded as being very regular yey there are hugh regional and stylistic variations. These range from Regency and Georgian terraces to slum housing as well as modern and pastiche interpretations.

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Ainslie Place, New Town, Edinburgh: view from Great Stuart Street

Graham, James Gillespie (1776-1855)

Phase 2 housing, Poundbury, Dorset: a row of terraced houses with high-pitched roofs

Krier, Leon (1946-)
NOTES: Leon Krier, architect and urban planner, was responsible for the masterplan that was developed in 1989-1993. The masterplan divides the town of Poundbury into four distinctive quarters, each quarter representing a Phase. Construction of Phase 1 commenced in October 1993 and was completed in 2002.

Terraced housing, Well Hall Estate, Eltham, London

Baines, Sir Frank (1877-1933)

Dilapidated terraced housing, 10, 9 and 8 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras, London

NOTES: These houses were improved and converted into flats by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government in 1954.

Terraced houses, Dunstan Road, Old Headington, Oxford

Ahrends Burton & Koralek
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 8: Housing' in Architectural Review, vol. 148, 1970 Sep. This image appeared on p. 187.

Housing, Winscombe Street, Camden, London: the garden elevation

Brown, Neave Sinclair (1929-2018)
NOTES: This group of five houses, designed by Neave Brown, included his own house.

Design for a second rate house: plan, elevation and sections

Nicholson, Peter (1765-1844)
SOURCE: Peter Nicholson. The New and improved practical builder (London, 1837), vol. 3, pl. XXX

Southgate Housing, Runcorn, Cheshire

James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates
NOTES: Runcorn New Town was designated on 10 April 1964, with the aim of providing housing and jobs for the people of North Merseyside and Liverpool in particular. The Runcorn Development Corporation (RDC) was formally appointed on 30 April 1964 and the draft Master Plan for the New Town was prepared by Arthur Ling and Associates and approved in 1968. The RDC operated until 1981 when it was dissolved and its functions, property, rights and liabilities were transferred to Warrington Development Corporation which was renamed Warrington and Runcorn Development Corporation.

Terraced houses, Turnpike Place, Crawley, West Sussex: view over the back garden wall

Phippen Randall & Parkes
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 8: Housing' in Architectural Review, vol. 148, 1970 Sep.

Terraced houses, Brunswick Square, Hove

Busby, Charles Augustin (1786-1834)

Terrace housing, Sunbury-on-Thames, London

Basil Spence & Partners
NOTES: This 15 acre post-war scheme included terrace houses, semi-detached pairs, flats, and single-storey dwellings for old people.

St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex: view of the west end of the marina, Victoria House and St Leonard's Church

Burton, James (1761-1837)
NOTES: The church seen here is the parish church of St Leonard's, designed by James Burton (1834). It was replaced in 1961 by a church designed by Giles and Adrian Gilbert Scott following the destruction of the original building in 1944. The print was probably made around 1835 or 1836 following Princess Victoria's stay with her mother in 1834-1835. The house they stayed in, 57 Marina (the smaller building with four pairs of columns at first floor level), was renamed Victoria House after they left and now known as Crown House. For an uncoloured version of this print see RIBA85136.

Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: view of the staggered terrace of houses with twelve-storey point blocks in the background

London County Council. Architects Department
NOTES: The Alton Estate is situated between Putney Heath and Richmond Park in south-west London. The smaller south-east part, Alton East, was built in 1952-1955, while the much larger north-west part, Alton West, was built in 1955-1959.

Modular terraced housing, Netherfield, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Milton Keynes Development Corporation. Architects Department
NOTES: Milton Keynes, which incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Wolverton and Stony Stratford along with another fifteen villages and farmland in between, was designated a new town in 1967 and planning control was thus taken from elected local authorities and delegated to the Milton Keynes Development Corporation (MKDC). The choice of prefabricated construction materials for this development was partly a consequence of a shortage of bricks in the UK at the time.

Terraced house, Rushden, Northamptonshire: the living room with modern furnishings

NOTES: This was a setting for Woman's Own magazine.

Designs for Whitwood Terrace housing and the Miner's Welfare Institute (later the Rising Sun public House), Whitwood, Castleford, West Yorkshire, for Henry Briggs Son & Co.: perspective view

Voysey, Charles Francis Annesley (1857-1941)
NOTES: Whitwood Terrace (incorporating the Miners' Welfare Institute) was commissioned by pit owners Henry Briggs Son & Co. to house and serve colliery officials.