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==Reconstructed & Museum Towns==
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Historic Towns & Villages
Bournville Model Workers Village, Birmingham - built by George and John Cadbury to house and improve the lives of workers at their chocolate factory.
Port Sunlight on the Wirral, Merseyside. Built from 1888 by Lever Brothers to accommodate workers in its soap factory (now part of Unilever)
Silver End, Braintree, Essex. Built for their workers by the Crittall Windows company.
- Selworthy, Somerset. Rebuilt as a model village, to provide housing for the aged and infirm of the Holnicote estate, in 1828 by Sir Thomas Acland
- Barrow Bridge, Bolton. Built in the 1830s by Thomas Bazley and Robert Gardner built a model village for mill workers
- Snelston, Derbyshire. Built In the 1840s by the Stanton family for estate workers
- Swindon Railway Village, Wiltshire. Built In the 1840s by the Great Western Railway for its staff
- Withnell Fold, Lancashire. Built in 1844 by Thomas Blinkhorn Parke a cotton mill owner for his staff
- Meltham, Yorkshire. Built In 1850 by local landowners for workers
- ’Price's Village’, Bromborough Pool was developed in 1853 by the Price Candle Company for the workers at the nearby candle factory.
- Akroydon, Yorkshire (1859)Built by Colonel Edward Akroyd for his mill workers
- Nenthead, Cumberland. Built in 1861 by the Quaker owned London Lead Cmpany for lead mine workers
- New Sharlston Colliery Village, Yorkshire (1864)
- 150 buildings to house Sharlston Colliery Company workers
- Ripley Ville, Yorkshire (1866)
- Sir Henry William Ripley built this for local workforce - residency was not limited to his employees
- Copley, Yorkshire (1874)
- Built by Colonel Edward Akroyd for local mill workers
- Howe Bridge, Lancashire (1873–79)
- Built by the owners of Atherton Collieries for pit workers
- Bournville, Worcestershire (1879)
- Built by the Cadbury Family for their workers
- Port Sunlight, Cheshire (1888)
- Built by Lever Brothers for local workforce
- Creswell Model Village, Derbyshire (1895)
- Built by the Bolsover Colliery Company for the workers of Creswell Colliery
- New Bolsover model village, Derbyshire (1896)
- Built by the Bolsover Mining Company for workers at Bolsover Colliery.
- Vickerstown, Lancashire (1901)
- Built by Vickers for workers at Barrow’s shipyard
- New Earswick, Yorkshire (1904)
- Built by Joseph Rowntree for workers
- Woodlands, Yorkshire (1905)
- Built by the architect Percy Houfton as tied cottages for the miners of the neighbouring Brodsworth Colliery
- Whiteley Village, Surrey (1907)
- Built by Whiteley Homes Trust, a charity providing almshouses for older people of limited financial means.
- The Garden Village, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire (1908)mainly funded by Sir James Reckitt, and with two-thirds of the housing reserved for his workers
- Silver End, Essex (1926)
- Francis Henry Crittall to house his Crittall Windows Ltd factory workers.
- Stewartby, Bedfordshire (1926)
- Built by the London brick company for their workers
Reconstructed & Museum Towns
Beamish Museum http://www.beamish.org.uk/
Weald & Down Museum, West Sussex http://www.wealddown.co.uk/
- Poundbury, Dorset (construction started 1993; ongoing) Built by the Duchy of Cornwall for local people.