Back To Backs

Local nameBack To Backs
LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom

The Birmingham Back to Backs are the city's last surviving court of back-to-back houses. They are preserved as examples of the thousands of similar houses that were built around shared courtyards, for the rapidly increasing population of Britain's expanding industrial towns. They are a very particular sort of British terraced housing. This sort of housing was deemed unsatisfactory, and the passage of the Public Health Act 1875 meant that no more were built; instead byelaw terraced houses took their place. This court, at 50–54 Inge Street and 55–63 Hurst Street, is now operated as a historic house museum by the National Trust.

Numerous back-to-back houses, two or three storeys high, were built in Birmingham during the 19th century. Most of these houses were concentrated in inner-city areas such as Ladywood, Handsworth, Aston, Small Heath and Highgate.

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Opening hours

Timed guided tours only - pre-booking is essential. For more information refer to the official website.

Admission

Adult: £7.85
Child: £4.55
Family: £16.65

Pre-booking is required, Gift Aid tickets with donation available.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Back_to_Backs

Official Website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-birmingham_backtobacks

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NT.BackToBacks/

Email backtobacks@nationaltrust.org.uk

Phone +44 121 666 7671

Address Inge Street 50;52;54, B5 4TE Birmingham

Coordinates 52°28'27.509" N -1°53'50.006" E

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