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Originally, any rented property. In his account of Myddle (Shropshire) in 1700–2 Richard Gough used the term to describe the holdings of yeomen and husbandmen, which were smaller than farms but larger than the properties of cottagers. In the Victorian period the word was used to describe the working‐class houses which were subdivided horizontally in the major industrial towns, e.g. Glasgow.

Subjects: History.

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