Two-up two-down

Two-up two-down terraced housing in Oldham, Greater Manchester

Two-up two-down is type of small house with two main rooms on the ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs.[1] Often it is part of a terrace. This form of architecture was widely used in industrial towns in the British Isles following the Industrial Revolution.[2]

These types of dwellings are often in line for demolition and redevelopment;[when?] however in some areas local community groups have campaigned to save them, e.g. Toxteth Street in Openshaw, Manchester.[3]

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  1. ^ "two-up two-down". Cambridge Dictionaries online. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ "UWE Victorian & Edwardian Services (Houses) 1850-1914". University of West England. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  3. ^ Hines, Mark. "The Rebirth of Toxteth Street: Alternatives to Demolition" (PDF). Save Britain's Heritage. Retrieved 8 March 2015.