- Aug 2010
- Welsh Marches
The window tax in England was a sort of tax on property ownership, the number of windows in a house bearing some relation to its value and being very easy to assess. It was abolsihed in the mid-19th Century but people still know about it because blocked windows can be seen in so many old houses. Its main drawback was that people often blocked windows as a result, and it was not good for them to be short of light and have inadequate ventilation. A similar tax lasted until after the First World War in France.