SCRCA Location Type: Workers' Housing

Location Type Code
WH

The Midland Railway Company constructed houses in a variety of sizes and styles specifically to accommodate its operational workforce. The availability of tied housing helped the company to attract and retain the people it needed to operate the railway system all year round. In the days before mass car ownership, it was important for people to have accommodation reasonably close to their place of work. This was especially important in more remote areas. As car ownership increased and the number of people needed to operate the railways declined, these tied houses were gradually sold off.

Please note that ALL of the former workers' houses are now privately owned. If you decide to view these structures in the real world, please respect the privacy of the occupants and DO NOT TRESPASS.

Examples

The following examples from the SCRCA Project database illustrate this location type. Locations are only displayed here if the site or structure has been assessed and if a default image is available. The locations are grouped by 'variant' (where appropriate), then sorted by Location ID.

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SCRCA Location Variant: Workers' Housing - MRC SCR Standard (Detached)

SCRCA Location Variant: Workers' Housing - MRC SCR Standard (Semi-detached - pair)

SCRCA Location Variant: Workers' Housing - MRC SCR Standard (Terrace)

SCRCA Location Variant: Workers' Housing - Other (Not Midland SCR)

 

Errors and omissions
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