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Original Text (Annotation: EAW020697 / 2020979)

' This row of peculiar tenemented buildings was known a 'the windjammers'. They were something that might have been more at home in Victorian Glasgow rather than in a part of Middlesex that would have been very rural at the time of their construction. They were built in the 1870s and seem to have been an early attempt at high-density housing. The middle three units appear to be bereft of their roofing, so perhaps demolition had already started. '