Changes to Historic Terraced Housing

Terraced housing is found across England and can be of many ages and types. If you are planning changes to a historic terraced house, many of the pages in this section will provide practical advice on issues to consider.

We have also published an advice note, 'Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing'. If you are planning to make changes to a historic terraced house it will help you to understand what is special about your property.

It identifies issues to consider when planning alterations and provides helpful information for making planning applications. The emphasis is on balancing your needs as the home-owner with the historic significance of the building so any changes are sympathetic to both parties.

The note will also help local authorities and others in implementing historic environment legislation and policy.