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Living in the industrial city: Housing quality, land ownership and the archaeological evidence from industrial Manchester, 1740-1850

Nevell, MD 2011, 'Living in the industrial city: Housing quality, land ownership and the archaeological evidence from industrial Manchester, 1740-1850 ' , International Journal for Historical Archaeology, 15 (4) , pp. 594-606.

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    Abstract

    This paper looks at the recent archaeological evidence for industrial housing in Manchester, United Kingdom. The paper argues that a fragmented land-holding pattern developed in a number of city-centre areas during the second half of the eighteenth century. That this land-holding pattern made these areas susceptible to overcrowding through the domestic redevelopment of back yard plots and the conversion of older housing to tenements. This redevelopment was at its most acute during the peak decades of population growth in the city, 1800-40, and this led to the slum conditions of poverty, disease and overcrowding recorded in contemporary accounts from the mid-nineteenth century.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Back-to-backs; Cellar dwellings; Land-holding; Manchester; Workshop dwellings
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Memory, Text and Place
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Applied Archaeology
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal for Historical Archaeology
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1092-7697
    Depositing User: MD Nevell
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 16:15
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:20
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19367

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