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Domestic 2: Town Houses

A guide to outline the selection criteria used when designating town houses.

One particularly important urban form from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was the terraced house, and a substantial proportion of the listed domestic buildings (and hence of our older building stock) falls into this category. It is this sort of house that will be principally considered in this guide.

This is one of a series of guides which set out some of our approaches to designating buildings. Covering twenty broad categories of building types, they including historical overviews and special considerations for listing, plus select bibliographies. They are primarily intended to develop understanding of designated buildings and structures, and to offer insight into designation decision making.

Revised October 2011.


  • Introductions and definitions
  • Historical summary
  • Specific considerations when considering town houses for designation
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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