A Proclamation for the restraint of Building, in and about London (3 August 1611)

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  • A Proclamation for the restraint of Building, in and about London (3 August 1611)
    • What is it?
      • A Royal Proclamation
    • Content
      • Restricts use of timber and certain bricks due to scarcity
      • Desires to keep buildings looking uniform
    • Purpose
      • Concern for uncontrolled expansion of cities
      • to keep city looking attractive
        • claims its about making good impression of foreign visitors
      • Safety
        • Wants buildings closest to streets to be built with brick and stone to avoid fire
      • economic (less so)
        • states stone and brick is similar price to timber

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