Friday, 27 February 2015

The Work Home

C19th Weavers cottages, Coventry, with 'top shop' visible on third floor

In a post earlier this month, reference was made to the weavers cottages built by JJ Cash in the mid-1800's to house their workers. The third floor of these cottages was given over to a long space filled with light known as 'top shops', where names tapes such as Daphne Bryant's would have been produced. 
If your interest has been piqued by this style of architecture you might find the following link of interest where you can see further pictures (such as the ones shown here) and read more about it.

Cash's cottage factory seen from canal at Kingfield, Coventry. Photo Frances Holliss

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