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Birmingham Back to Backs

Birmingham Back to Backs is the last surviving example in the UK of houses built in such a way that their back adjoins another home. Only three pairs of double houses and five terraced houses with the second, formerly adjacent row, have remained to modern times. They all have three floors and one room on each of them. A museum with workshop from the 19th century, former flats and a pastry shop from the 1930s

This type of urban construction was very popular in Great Britain in the 19th century, but as early as 1875 they were officially banned. In Birmingham, most of these homes were located in the city center. Many of them survived in fairly good condition until the 20th century, but by the seventies all were demolished, with the exception of those mentioned above.



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Hurst Street 55-63B5 4TE Birmingham, United Kingdom