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Title: The origins and development of English medieval townhouses operating commercially on two storeys
Author: Harris, Roland Benedict
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1994
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Although split-level townhouses have proved elusive on the continent, examples are known in the Zähringen towns of modern Switzerland: several of these towns have also developed elevated walkways. There can be little doubt that the split-level townhouse and its variants were the result of commercial pressure, and an insatiable demand, not found again after the early to mid fourteenth century, for numerous small-scale retail units and undercrofts.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Architecture, Medieval ; Architecture, Romanesque ; Row houses ; England