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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Croft Street Terraces


This row of modernised terraced properties on Croft Street is very typical of town housing throughout the North of England.

Built originally in the Victorian era they would all have had open coal fires with smoke billowing from the chimneys.

Now they have gas-fired central heating and the main purpose of the chimney-stack is a perch for the birds and somewhere to attach the TV aerials which are all pointing in the direction of the Winter Hill transmitter.

7 comments:

Kate said...

They look trim and well-ordered. I especially like the brick work and the line of chimneys, all in a row.

Faye Pekas said...

This is an interesting building. I've never seen chimneys like that. I love the brick. We have very little brick in housing in my area but I've seen it in larger cities around.

Blacksun said...

Yes, this is how i imagine houses in England :) Very nice.

jill said...

Great photo. I imagine the rooms are small. Love the chimneys all lined up. And no satellite dishes?

KAZ said...

Daaa dada dada da ...that was meant to be the theme from Coronation Street.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

kaz beat me to it:

daaaaaah da dada dadada
toohoo toohoo...

babooshka said...

No plants growing from the roof though! We do have some of these, but not as neat and orderly. Good to see presevation of these wonderful houses.

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