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Classification of Houses Explained

Each building/dwelling was assigned a classification depending on a number of attributes. Each dwelling was given a figure based on the attribute classification below which in turn applied a house class. So if the house had a tiled roof, stone walls, 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front then the house was given a figure of (1+1+2+2=6). The figure of 6 then meant that the house was classed as a 2nd class house.