Monday, February 2, 2009

What the Victorians Didn't Do for Us - Part1

Well for starters, they didn't do a lot of drawings. These houses were their equivalent of building mass-production, and there are huge numbers of similar ones all over the country, with minor variations. As a result the Victorian architect could rely on his builders to interpret a very basic set of drawings (in this case 2 for the whole road). If I did this so economically today it's likely I'd be sacked or at the very least sued further down the line!

Below are the drawings that I dug out of the local council archives (Building Control had them on microfilm and printed them for a small charge):

I'll be returning to these later when I get round to talking about construction in Part 2.


  1. Great stuff Alex, Looking forward to continuing installments!

  2. Thanks Jim, it's nice to know that someone is reading this. There's plenty more to come!