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Wrexham Conservatories: Georgian

 

Many people consider a Georgian house to be the archetypical English home, and representative of the elegant architecture of the Georgian era.

 

Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover - George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom - who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.

 

The styles that resulted during this period fall within several categories. In the mainstream of Georgian style was palladian architecture - and its whimsical alternatives, Gothic and Chinoiserie. Around the mid-1760s a range of Neoclassical modes were fashionable, associated with the British architects Robert Adam, James Gibbs, Sir William Chambers, James Wyatt, George Dance the Younger, Henry Holland and Sir John Soane. John Nash was one of the most prolific architects of the late Georgian era known as The Regency Style, and he was responsible for designing large areas of London.

 

Greek Revival was added to the design repertory with the main exponents being William Wilkins and Robert Smirke. Their work dominates late Georgian architecture, and is characterized by its proportion and balance, with simple mathematical ratios being used to determine the height of a window in relation to its width, or the shape of a room as a double cube.

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