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Quicklook at Property by Charles Dixon

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Chapter Nine: Development

The historic perspective

The population of Britain’s towns and cities grew dramatically in the past two hundred years. This led to a series of construction booms, the results of which can still be plainly seen. The Georgian period from 1714 to 1830, which pre dated the industrial revolution, was responsible for a great many buildings which survive, partly because they are elegant, serviceable houses. Much of the City of Bath was built in this era and its splendid terraces fully justify its status as a world heritage site. The Victorian era which followed borrowed and progressively developed the style. It was a time of exuberant growth. It created a huge amount of low cost housing still in use today, in addition to a wealth ...

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