Orders index


A complete classical Order consists of (top to bottom) a cornice, frieze, architrave, capital, shaft (column) and base.  Greek Orders took the form of Doric, Ionic or Corinthian styles.  The Romans developed their own versions of these three, and also added Tuscan ( a simplified version of Doric) and Composite (a mix of Ionic and Corinthian elements).

Canterbury buildings include elements of many of the resulting Orders, some with variations.  The following examples are restricted mainly to columns and their capitals:

>  Composite

>  Corinthian

>  Doric

>  engaged column

>  entablature

>  Greek revival

>  Ionic

>  triglyphs

>  Tuscan