Victorian architecture

series of architectural revival styles

During the industrial revolution, the Victorian era was well known for its thousands of terraced buildings designed for workers living in the vicinity of industrial areas, particularly in the North and Midlands. Various larger buildings have also been built for the houses of rich members society. A Victorian property has several distinguishable characteristics such as brickwork, high ceilings, bay windows, brick porches, and ornate gable trim among others. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles that were employed in the Victorian era.[1] This kind of architecture is named after Queen Victoria. Built-in the late 1800s and early 1900s (during the reign of Queen Victoria), this architecture is a style of its own. Gracious, modestly ornate, solidly built and practical, these homes have stood the test of time. [2] These architectural styles include:

St Pancras railway station
The Crystal Palace building
  • Buildings made possible by new technology. The obvious example being the Crystal Palace (1851), which used cast iron and glass as its main elements. See Covent Garden and many provincial markets for the same method of construction.
  • Completely different was the Arts and Crafts movement, which aimed at human-scale buildings based on traditional styles. It had effect in some of the new towns built in the late 19th to early 20th century in Britain.

NotesEdit

  1. "What is a Victorian House?". Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  2. "How to Renovate a Victorian House?". Combit Construction. 2021-02-17. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  3. note that the Westminster Hall andWestminster Abbey are genuine original Gothic buildings.
 
The Red House in Bexleyheath