Ground floor Galleries
First floor Galleries
The Bradford Industrial Museum
These houses were originally part of Gaythorne Street in the Great Horton area of Bradford. They were built by by William Casson, a butcher, the result of speculative building in 1872-73.
They were bought in 1987 dismantled and rebuilt here.
Gaythorne Row’s back-to-back houses are dedicated to different periods from 1875. They have been refurbished to show the social history of the district through the living conditions of local people.
Downstairs & Outside
Changes to bylaws in 1865 meant a passageway had to be built between houses 6ft. 6in. wide and 8ft. high and each house was to have its own privy ( toilet ) situated in the rear yard; These new houses became known as 'tunnel backs'
Privy is an old-fashioned term for an outdoor toilet, often known as an outhouse
In the 1870s, most folks did their business—as infrequently as possible—in two ways: in a hole in the ground, or in a chamber pot.
19th century terraced houses, especially those designed for working-class families, did not typically have a bathroom or toilet with a modern drainage system; instead these would have a privy using ash to deodorise human waste. These would have to be emptied periodically hence the passageway for access and ventilation.
Dig for Victory Garden
Taylor and Parsons were a notable Bradford iron and hardware company, being responsible for fireplaces and the gates of the Swan Arcade among other things
The cottages had been decorated in three styles – Victorian, the 1940s and the 1970s.