A row of terrace houses in Burley in Wharfedale in Yorkshire is known as Iron Row. The houses were built c1800 by the local mill owners, Greenwood and Whitaker, to house their employees. Originally called New Row, the one up one down cottages were described as ‘fire proof’ in that no wood was used. They were an all stone construction and the roofs were supported by stone barrel vaults. Iron doors also protected the properties against the possibility of Luddite attack. The row remained unchanged until the estate was sold in 1968 and are now much sought after modernised dwellings.
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Photo taken in Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, UK
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