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A review of the research reasons for excavating workers' housing

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Why is it important?

Workers' housing of the eighteenth to early twentieth century represent one of the most common but least understood industrial monuments types in Britain.


Excavating industrial workers' housing provides evidence for the way in which working class individuals' domestic lives were radically altered by industrialization.

Dr Michael Nevell
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

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This page is a summary of: More Than Just Digging the Map — Excavating and Recording Workers’ Housing, Industrial Archaeology Review, July 2017, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/03090728.2017.1421328.
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