Thursday, 14 December 2017

Hidden Henley

OUR area is blessed with many fine and interesting houses, such as this is one in Church Street,

OUR area is blessed with many fine and interesting houses, such as this is one in Church Street, seen from the Holy Trinity churchyard.

It is a good example of the effects of the window tax, which existed from 1696 to 1851.

There are at least four blocked-up window apertures with the window effect simply painted on.

The window tax was hugely unpopular and seen as a restriction on light and fresh air, hence the phrase “Daylight robbery”.





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