Plans of Unhealthy Dwellings
Collection Reference: C THU
Covering Dates: c.1895-1955
Description of the Records:
contains plans of unhealthy dwellings created for the Environmental
Health Department. The plans relate to individual properties and
vary as to whether they are ground plans, section and elevation
drawings, building outline plans etc. The plans give information
such as street, court or terrace name and property number. They
sometimes depict part of the street that the property is to be
found on and area dimensions.
Searching the Collection:
records can be searched using a paper catalogue in the search room.
The catalogue lists the streets, courts and terraces
alphabetically. You can also search the plans by street name using
the street index in the search room.
How the collection can help your
You can use the plans to undertake research
into the types of working class housing existing in the city during
late 19th and early 20th centuries. They can help inform research
into individual streets, courts and terraces of the city which were
demolished during the early to mid- 20th century. The plans can
also be used for more general research into social housing and
early 20th century government intervention to aid the working