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Plans of a typical working class
Victorian/Edwardian terraced house

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The following are room plans for a typical Victorian or Edwardian terraced house as it was in the early 20th century. They were drawn by my cousin, John Cole, based on:

• his recollections of a similar house on the Huxley Estate in the 1940s which belonged to a rather elderly resident who had probably kept things much as they were over the years, and

• a 21st century estate agent's measurements of a house in Lopen Road.

Floor plan of the downstairs rooms of a typical working class Victorian terraced house: porch, hall, stairs, parlour, kitchen, scullery, copper, coal hole, gardens, lavatory,

Floor plan of the downstairs rooms of 116 Lopen Road, Edmonton (now Enfield) as it was in the early 1900s. In the slightly later houses, the entrance to the coal hole is from the kitchen.

Floor plan of the upstairs rooms of a working class Victorian terraced house: the landing, bedrooms and offroom/bathroom.

Floor plan of the upstairs rooms of 116 Lopen Road, Edmonton (now Enfield) as it was in the early 1900s.


This website Join me in the 1900s is a contribution to the social history of everyday life in 20th century Britain from the early 1900s to about 1960, seen through personal recollections and illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.