The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm,
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm.
Free entry Visit

136 Kingsland Road London E2 8EA
  Tel: 020 7739 9893

18th Century TownhousesPage 1

The typical London townhouse of the 18th century was a brick-built, flat-fronted house on four or five floors with regularly spaced sash windows and often a canopy over the front door. As in the previous century, the ground floor was sometimes used as a shop or for running a business and the houses were built on the line of the pavement with no front garden.

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Cutaway drawing representing a successful middling Londoner's house in around 1750.

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