Meaning of Rowton in English:


Pronunciation /ˈraʊtn/


  • Chiefly in "Rowton house" (also "Rowton lodging-house"): a type of cheap lodging house intended to provide accommodation of a decent standard for single workingmen.

    The last of the Rowton houses to be built, Arlington House in Camden, London, was still operating as a hostel in the early 21st century.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Review of Reviews. From the name of Montague William Lowry Corry, Baron Rowton, English politician and philanthropist.