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Title: The suburban development of Winchester from c.1850 to 1912
Author: Grover, Christine Sandra
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 6992
Awarding Body: University of Winchester
Current Institution: University of Winchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Since Dyos's seminal work on Camberwell in 1961 various studies have investigated the growth of the Victorian suburbs of large cities with industrial and manufacturing economies. However, little has been researched on the cathedral and market centres. In 1851 Winchester's population stood at just 13,752 of whom 2,424 lived in four outlying parishes whose agricultural lands were predominantly under the control of three traditional estate owners: the Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral, Winchester College and William Simonds. Changes in land law and decreasing agricultural rents acted as a catalyst for the transformation of fields to residential properties for Winchester's growing middle classes. By 1891 the population in these parishes had increased three and a half fold, to 8,361 and growth accelerated throughout the 1890s and 1900s. In 1912 the first independent professional valuation of Winchester's real estate took place giving reliable information on acreage, rental and rateable value, ownership and occupation. This thesis has been completed under the auspices of the Winchester Project, set up in 1988 by archaeologists, geographers and historians at the University of Winchester to reconstruct the life of Winchester from 1550 to the present. This study centres on tracing the development of building plot and street in the Victorian and Edwardian suburbs. Their comparative manageable size makes such a study achievable. Development is traced from the 1840s Tithe Apportionment through to the 1912 valuation by examining the purchasing of the land by developers and builders and their selling transactions to the house owner.
Supervisor: James, Tom ; Hart, Mike Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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