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Who would of guessed that window tax was back!!!! Yep there was a window there yesterday!!!! #windowtax #youcantgettradesmentodolittlejobsanymore #diyonagrandscale #looksgood

The infamous window tax was a property tax based on the number of windows in a house, introduced by King William III in 1696. To avoid this tax some owners bricked-up window spaces and that's why we can see so many "no-windows" in Britain. .
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Daylight Robbery. #brickitup #windowtax

Nocturne.

No 5. Things always look different at night.
Georgian splendor. Window tax not so splendiferous.

As an aside, the journey home encountered gritter lorries in both North Tyneside and Northumberland this evening. Forget Autumn, Winter has arrived. ❄️ .
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Our cosy little coachhouse. I always think it’s constantly winking 😉 with the blocked out top window which we assume was a result of the window taxes, yes this little house is THAT old #coachhouse #ourcosyhome #oldcoachouse #windowtax #winkinghouse #cheeky #loveit

The taxation window,
A great way to make a gable/flank more interesting when planners don’t allow one #windowtax #victorianhouse #sashwindows #handmadebricks #bricks

BUDGET CURTAINS in Rhyl High Street, North Wales

The 'Window Tax' in England and Wales lasted for 156 years, until repealed in 1851. Residents Tax rates were largely based upon how many windows their homes had.

To avoid higher tax payments property dwellers routinely bricked up their windows, though often left the space ready to be reopened to the light as and when future finances might allow.

As a result there are still many examples of old properties, often Georgian period ones, that still have filled-in window spaces.

But surely there are none quite so basic as the cowboy job carried out on the corner windows of this building in Rhyl High Street - the seaside holiday resorts main shopping thoroughfare. Which is only 100 metres long, incidentally.

As for the imaginative solving of the 'curtain' issue with a small pot of white paint - genius.

The masking tape and clear polythene bag glass replacement is another fine touch. To my observations it appears to have lasted for literally years so far.

#windowtax #seasideresort #Rhyl #northwales #ronnierandallphotography #sonyphonecamera

The 'Window Tax' in England and Wales lasted for 156 years, until repealed in 1851. Residents Tax rates were largely based upon how many windows their homes posessed.

To avoid higher tax rates the inhabitants routinely bricked up their windows, though left the space ready to be reopened to the light, as future finances might allow.

As a result there are still many examples of old properties - often Georgian period ones - that still have filled-in window spaces.

But surely there are none quite so basic as the cowboy job carried out on this building in Rhyl High Street, the seaside holiday resorts main shopping thoroughfare - which is only 100 metres long, incidentally.

#windowtax #seasideresort #Rhyl #northwales #ronnierandallphotography #sonyphonecamera

The ‘Window Tax’ - a history lesson. .

But first a question: how many windows on this lovely Georgian frontage, have been painted, to avoid the tax?
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The tax was introduced in England and Wales in 1696 under King William 111 and was designed to impose tax relative to the prosperity of the taxpayer, but without the controversy that then surrounded the idea of income tax.
It was a significant social, cultural, and architectural force during the 18th and 19th centuries. To avoid the tax, some houses bricked-up window-spaces (ready to be glazed or reglazed at a later date). France and Scotland both had window taxes for similar reasons.
When the window tax was introduced, it consisted of two parts: a flat-rate house tax of 2 shillings per house (equivalent to £15 in 2018), and a variable tax for the number of windows above ten windows in the house. Properties with between ten and twenty windows paid an equivalent to £28 in 2018, and those above twenty windows paid an equivalent to £57 in 2018.
The complaints from the medical profession and enlightened individuals rapidly grew as the industrial revolution and urbanisation created mass housing and crowded cities, and raised the spectre of epidemics. They argued that the lack of windows tended to create dark, damp tenements which were a source of disease and ill-health.

The campaigners eventually won the argument and in 1851 the Act was repealed and replaced by a house tax.
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Seafront ladies. 🌞
Fun Fact: I’m always scanning windows to see if they’re tromp-l’oeil because of the (old) Window Tax (repealed in 1926 in France). In essence, people used to brick their windows shut and paint 3-dimensional shutters, etc. to avoid paying tax imposed by the government based on the number of windows a person had. #soshady #windowtax #tromploeil #nice #mustbeNice #seafront #southoffrance #cotedazur #frenchriviera 📷: #onebrowngirlinparis

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