Houses and Palaces Over the Centuries

  • Mar 19, 1001

    Medieval Cathedrals: Romanesque style

    Medieval Cathedrals: Romanesque style
    An example: Winchester Cathedral
  • Mar 19, 1066

    The Middle Ages

    The Middle Ages
    An example: Windsor Castle
    In this period in Britain were built castles (mostly by the Normans), which were made of a massive stone structure with thick walls and small windows.
    In the 14th century large castles became palaces, while smaller ones became fortified manor houses.
  • Mar 19, 1101

    Medieval Cathedrals: Gothic style

    Medieval Cathedrals: Gothic style
    An example:Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England
    Gothic architecture flourished in England from approximately 1180 to 1520. This style is defined by pointed arches, vaulted roofs, buttresses, large windows, and spires.
  • Mar 19, 1201

    Medieval Cathedrals: Early English Gothic Period

    Medieval Cathedrals: Early English Gothic Period
    The most significant characteristic development of the Early English period was the pointed arch known as the lancet. Compared with the rounded Romanesque style, the pointed arch of the Early English Gothic is aesthetically more elegant and is more efficient at distributing the weight of stonework, making it possible to span higher and wider gaps using narrower columns. It also allows for much greater variation in proportions.
  • Mar 19, 1301

    Medieval Cathedrals: Decorated Gothic Period

    Medieval Cathedrals: Decorated Gothic Period
    An example:York Minster Cathedral
  • Mar 19, 1401

    Medieval Cathedrals: Perpendicular Gothic Period

    Medieval Cathedrals: Perpendicular Gothic Period
    An example: Gloucester Cathedral
  • Mar 19, 1485

    The Tudor Style

    The Tudor Style
    An example:Hampton Court Palace
    In the Tudor Period all arts were under the influence of classical cuture and Italian Renaissance,
    Rich poeple's houses were characterized by chimneys (which were tall and thin and often made of brick) and magnificent formal gardens with flower beds and gavel paths.
    Also in this period a status symbol were materials like glass and brick which were really expensive.
  • The Stuarts and the English Renaissance

    The Stuarts and the English Renaissance
    An example : Queens House (Greenwhich)
    This period was influenced by Roman classical architecture, which changed the British Style. The most important architect in this period was Inigo Jones, who introduced this Italian influence,which was revived many years later by the Palladian movement.
  • The Georgian Style

    The Georgian Style
    An example: Buckingham Palace
    The Georgian period was named after the four British kings called George and it was highly influnced by classical architecture and design, particulary by the work of an italian architect, Andrea Palladio.
    Then in the Regency period the classical style was dominant in many type of buildings. The most known architect in these times was John Nash , who redesigned Buckingham Palace.
  • The Victorian Age

    The Victorian Age
    An example: Westminster Palace
    Under the Queen Victoria Britain had a big change in style. The Gothic style replaced the Greek and Roman models.
    Not just styles changed but also the use of materials, infact Victorian houses were made of reddish brick walls in contrast with white windows cornices.
    And those are the rich people's houses. Poor people lived in small back-to-back terraced houses, while middle classes lived in superior terraces or semi-detached houses.