An informative timeline from the Early Georgian period to Today, studying the effects of society on housing and health.

1740-01-01 00:00:00


During the 18th Century London grows larger and denser and the effort required to carry water to the home, especially to the upper floors severely restricts its use so bathing falls out of fashion.

1750-01-01 00:00:00


In the 18th Century many people no longer live and work in the same building. This introduces privacy within the home for the first time.

1780-01-01 00:00:00


During the late 18th Century formality of interiors is replaced by more casual arrangements and a more casual appearance becomes fashionable.

1788-01-01 00:00:00

'The Times' is published in London.

1807-01-01 18:18:51

Britain abolishes the slave trade

1810-01-01 00:00:00


House-building largely done by profit-seeking private builders Long streets of unplanned terraced houses are built.

1810-01-01 18:18:51

Urban migration

Britain’s cities begin to expand on a large scale. Workers and labourers from the surrounding countryside seek work in the cities.

1811-01-01 00:00:00

Wealth, health and the seaside

It becomes more fashionable for polite society to live in seaside towns, particualrly Brighton.

1830-01-01 00:00:00


Gardening becomes socially acceptable for middle class men and women.

1832-01-01 18:18:51

Reform Act

Vote given to middle class men.


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