Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Window tax (1696 – 1851)
In 1696 in the reign of William III another form of taxation came into force this was known as the “Window Tax” and would last until 1851.
When I arrived London, I found a weird phenomenon in some building. Some window have bricked-up window-space. That means it's closed. So I wanna present this situation and tell people why it was happend.
Actually, it was a quite interesting story. The main reason of this phenomenon is The Window Tax which by William 3 was established in the 17th and 18th centuries. As you can see, some poor people have no enough money to pay for the window tax. so they have to bricked-up window-space, whereas the rich people can keep it. So in my final work, I try to compare these two totally different situation.
The aim of this project is to introduce this particular situation(window tax) in London for anybody.