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Period

Early 18th century to start of 19th century

 

Description

The period saw the classical styles of ancient Greece and Rome brought back by young aristocrats from their European Grand Tours.  This prompted the use of proportion and symmetry in plain and elegant buildings. Houses had porticos which, particularly in terraces, were often approached by steps to allow for a basement. Sash windows had thin glazing bars and parapets hid the roof to give a rectangular facade. Leading architects of the period included Robert Adam, Henry Holland and John Soane.

 

Features

 

 

 

 

Georgian Style

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Examples

portico, St Dunstan's Street    

fanlight, London Road    

raised main entrance above basement,, London Road

St Peter's Lane  

London Road    

Dane John Gardens

rusticated stucco on ground floor, London Road  

symmetrical sash window, Old Dover Road  

parapet to hide the roof, Burgate  

 

mansard roof, Dane John Gardens

cornice with rain trap,

St Dunstan's  

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