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trish1
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1911 - Windows

Post by trish1 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:24 pm

Was there a specific reason for asking/recording number of "Rooms with one or more windows" in the 1911 Census

thanks

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Re: 1911 - Windows

Post by rossm » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:37 pm

Hi Trish,

This was a question first asked in the 1861 census, and reflected concerns about housing conditions:

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/ ... 861-census

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Re: 1911 - Windows

Post by trish1 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:46 am

Thanks Ross - I thought the window tax was gone by then - which was mentioned in your link

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Re: 1911 - Windows

Post by Currie » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:35 am

In 1861 there were 121 windowless houses in Edinburgh. In 1911 there were none.
http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/Pag ... pageseq=12

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Re: 1911 - Windows

Post by trish1 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:26 am

Thanks Alan - your search skills are legendary on TS.

My family were living in a house where 2 rooms had windows.

I find it interesting that apartment buildings are being built today where some of the rooms do not have windows. Back when I was involved with building or buying a house - every room had to have a window. The more things change, the more they go back to the past.

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Re: 1911 - Windows

Post by paddyscar » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:28 pm

So right, Trish. It seems, we go backwards in some regards. Multiple dwellings are the most common places here these days, with electric fans used for ventilating washrooms placed along inside walls, but I'm not a 'fan' of this practice.

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John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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Re: 1911 - Windows

Post by trish1 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:50 pm

I now live in one of those Frances. 2 bathrooms with fans and, as I call it, a hole in the wall laundry also with a fan. At least we still have windows in the bedrooms and living area!

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