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Window Tax rolls revealed (15 images)

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Records detailing how Scots were forced to pay a tax on each window in larger homes will be published online for the first time tomorrow.

The records, dating back more than 250 years, give a fascinating insight into who had to pay, what it cost, and what measures people took to avoid it.

The tax – often linked to the term ‘daylight robbery’ – fuelled speculation that homeowners would block their windows to avoid the charge – a practice...
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