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Author Topic: A Georgian House In Canterbury - Rare Feature!  (Read 90 times)
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Man of Kent1
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« on: April 06, 2018, 08:32:17 AM »

There is one, particularly rare feature about this Georgian house in Canterbury which makes it different to most others in the area!
Can anyone tell me what it may be?

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 09:01:15 AM »

At right angle to the rest of the terrace?
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 10:07:01 AM »

No, sorry Pete! Sad
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 10:11:13 AM »

Two guesses..........

It used to be 2 individual houses, possibly 3  ?

The centre top window is fake  ?
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 10:54:29 AM »

The owners are able to leave their wheelybins outside their front doors without complaints by pedestrians?
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 11:30:07 AM »

no blocked out windows - window tax?
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 12:30:21 PM »

Full marks to Mr. CRAGGS, big  Grin for him!
He spotted something that others missed.  Yes, the centre top window is painted to look like a real window and was a result of the imposition of the 'Window Tax', the last of three, irritating (to house-builders/owners anyway!) taxes imposed by the governments of the day to be repealed in the mid-19th.C.

'Window Tax' (1696 - 1851), Glass Tax (1746 - 1845) and the 'Brick Tax' (1784 - 1850)

(Photo shows a close-up of the window - note the giveaway air vent!)

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