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GEORGIAN 1714 - 1837

Georgian buildings can be identified from typical features illustrated in these listed buildings

Use this glossary from the 'Looking at Buildings' website to check the meanings of unfamiliar words.

The Georgian period saw the begriming of a coherent attitude to town planning and emergence of a style based on classical forms. Georgian architecture is distinguished by the symmetry of individual buildings and of complete terraces, crescents and squares and streets. Frontages were often planned as a continuous whole even if several builders were involved in the development. In the countryside it was the golden age of the classical country house set in a landscaped park.

IOE number 363283, © Mrs M.A.C. Ball LRPS

Blue Anchor public house, Staines, early/mid eighteenth century

A detached townhouse with the ground floor converted later.

Features include, brick built; symmetrically placed sash windows; hipped tile roof with dormers; decorative ironwork on first floor; prominent cornice.

 

 

IOE number 330144, © Mr Chris Broadribb

Ripon Town Hall, 1799

Many places have imposing public buildings built in the Georgian period reflecting the growing influence of fashionable urban life.

Features include, stucco, classical facade with columns, frieze and pediment, sash windows, ironwork on first floor, sill band over ground floor windows.

IOE number 214099, © Mr John Taylor

Falkner Street, Liverpool, 1820s

A pair of late Georgian townhouses in a terrace or line of repetitive houses.

Features include; tall narrow frontages; brick built; ground floor raised with basement below; sash windows; regular pattern of doors and windows; classical style columns in doorways; roof hidden from view; sill band above ground floor windows and doors; decorative ironwork on first floor; iron railings.

IOE number 207297 © Ms Margaret Gunst

Ulster Terrace, Regents Park, London, 1824

Georgian buildings were built in impressive squares, crescents or terraces in fashionable places like London and Bath. The aim was often to give the impression of a single large classical building.

Features include, built of brick covered with stucco [plaster]; sash windows in regular pattern; symmetrical design of whole block; bow windows; classical style colonnades on ground floor; hidden roof.

IOE number: 384061  © Graham Brown LRPS

A pair of early nineteenth century cottages in Kings Lynn

Vernacular [lower status] buildings built in brick incorporating features from 'polite' [high status] buildings.

Features include, symmetrically placed sash windows, fanlights over doorways.

Please note Teachers are advised that not all listed buildings are open to the public and that if you or your students wish to focus on a private building issues of privacy and access must be considered.

Visit the Georgian Group website for further information

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