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Birmingham Back To Backs Overview

As an example of Britain's industrial towns and the style of the similar pattern houses, Birmingham Back to Backs stands as one of the places to visit in Birmingham. It reveals the historical lifestyle of the residents during the 19th and 20th centuries. Many people love to call the place Court 15.

Birmingham Back to Backs was home to Many families during the 18th century when the whole area was around 50 yards. However, in 1789, a toymaker took the place on lease from Sir Thomas Gooch. It was subject to several modifications and restoration in the subsequent days after his death. You will find a tunnel entrance in this mysterious location. The place reflects the old style and presents an entirely different picture from the rest of the city. One of the attractions of the site is the incredible staircase.

Every house here has a staircase installed to get to the second floor. A spine wall makes a clear division between the upper floors of the houses. Moreover, the undivided attic presents an additional spectacle, mainly found in House No. 1. You may also come across the single tap installed in Court 15. The three houses at the back have an open drain running from the front. It reveals that the people used the water closets and washhouses during the 1930s.

Highlights

• Birmingham Back to Backs portrays the beauty of the similar houses which existed before the expansion of the industrial towns.
• This place is the last surviving court in the city with various incredible sight scenes.
• The preservation of 1000 houses creates an outstanding pattern across the entire region.
• The place shows the ancient style of houses demolished in the 1970s.
• After demolishing the old houses, the inhabitants received new flats and council houses in most inner-city locations that are visible at the place.
• The biggest reason for transforming the housing pattern was many problems cropped due to the back-to-back positions of the houses. It was considered to be an unsatisfactory architecture. This led to the building of a new township in Birmingham.

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