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The distribution of housing price in Britain, 1983.

Grey shades of an equalized price scale from building society records (Appendix D), transferred to over 10,444 wards on an equal population cartogram — software by author on an Archimedes computer.

The white mass of Greater London and the home counties is extremely distinctive, but a few wards of very low local housing price can still be seen, clustered in the East End, at this spatial scale. The shapes of the other major conurbations can also be made out; Glasgow city is particularly distinctive. A single ward’s statistics for this one year may be unrepresentative, but (where more than two or three are similarly coloured) there is unlikely to be an overall false impression.