Early Landore in Swansea

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(Left) Part of Landore in 1916. This is an area that saw considerable development between 1830 and 1870 as a residential area for the workers for the Vivian's copper works and the associated industries developed alongside the River Tawe. Mysydd Terrace was originally laid out on good farmland, it can be easily identified as early housing for two reasons, the lack of rear projections on the rows, and the large gardens, built in an age when industrial workers still grew vegetables and kept pigs.

Compare this plan with New Street and  Blaenavon to see how earlier houses were different.

 

 

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