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


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.


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.

'The Times' is published in London.


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

Wealth, health and the seaside

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


In poorer areas of cities families live in dark and unsanitary squalid housing often without facilities and natural light.

A regular postal service is in use.

Reform Act

Vote given to middle class men.

Urban migration

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

Middle classes relocation

Prosperous middle classes seek to escape the smoke and smell of industry by moving to new quiet residential areas.

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