Victorian Gothic House Styles

Trevor Yorke

Date Published :
December 2012
Publisher :
Countryside Books
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846743047
Pages : 80
Stock Status : In stock


The Gothic revival began in the early years of Victoria's reign. It quickly became the dominant form of building. New and exciting, it reflected Britain's growing stature and a confidence in the country's past and her future direction. The Gothic style was striking and distinctive, with pointed arches, tall towers, steep roofs, and colorful patterns of tile and brick on the exterior. Interiors featured staircases of rich wood, colored marble columns and painted ceilings. In recent years its romance and flamboyance has found renewed favor with the public. Major examples such as the Midland Hotel, St Pancras; the Albert Memorial; town halls in cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Bradford, are all well known. Recent treasures of discovery include Tyntesfield, the National Trusts country house in Somerset. But there are numerous, more subdued yet equally attractive examples of modest middle class housing. They stand in towns up and down the country and are steadily being returned to their former glory by new, proud owners. Trevor Yorke describes the importance of this period of architecture and shares the joy of its exuberance. His book will be welcomed by everyone with an interest in the Victorian Age and especially by those living in and restoring.

About The Author

Trevor Yorke is an experienced author and artist who specialises in period architecture. His many books include British Architectural Styles, Georgian & Regency Houses Explained, and The English Village Explained

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