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Friday, 26 November 2010

Early Industrial Workers’ Housing of Wales





A good example of early industrial workers housing on Brecon Road in Hirwaun.
Note how much lower the roof is than that of the house on the right.
Scott Lloyd and Spencer Smith have recently carried out additional fieldwork for the Early Industrial Workers’ Housing of Wales Project in the Heads of the Valleys area. The work will gauge the survival rate of the houses built before 1840, as recorded by Jeremy Lowe during the 1970s. Many of the houses that he recorded have subsequently been demolished and those that remain have been extensively redeveloped however some interesting early examples have survived. The information gathered will be added to the existing database and also be used in the preparation of a future publication on the subject. 

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