Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire
Timber-framed inn, East Sussex

English architecture did not, of course, follow a rigid timeline, with clear divisions between periods and styles of building. What follows is an attempt to organise themes and philosophies of building styles in roughly chronological order, realising that many periods overlapped each other and many styles may well have been in use in the same region or even in the same building at the same time.

Gargoyles in English Architecture
Historic Churches in Britain

Prehistoric monuments- (e.g. stone circles, hillforts, et al)
Roman Villas
Saxon Buildings
Saxon Burhs (Planned Towns)
Medieval Art and Architecture - overview
Glossary of Medieval Church Architecture
The Gothic Style
~ Early English
~ Decorated
~ Perpendicular
The Medieval Parish Church
Eleanor Crosses
The Castle
Medieval Manor Houses
Tudor Architecture
Country Houses
The Baroque Period
Georgian Classical Style
The Palladian Movement
Regency Architecture
Gothic Revival
Victorian Art and Architecture


Adam, Robert
Archer, Thomas
Barry, Charles
Butterfield, William
Campbell, Colen
Hawksmoor, Nicholas
Jones, Inigo
Pugin, A.W.
Scott, Sir George Gilbert
Street, G.E.
Wren, Sir Christopher
Wyatt, James
Vanbrugh, Sir John


Capability Brown
Humphrey Repton
William Kent


Abbeys & Monasteries
Country Houses

Illustrated Dictionary of Church History and Architecture
A visual guide to British Churches from Saxon to Victorian Gothic.

Recommended Resources:

The Pevsner Architectural Guides - Pevsner architectural guides are the authoritative resource for anyone interested in exploring the architectural heritage of Britain and Ireland. Books on buildings rural and urban, medieval to modern. Georgian and Victorian country houses, cathedrals, churches, monuments, archaeology, industrial sites for each county in England, and Ireland, Scotland and Wales; a history of the series and a complete list of titles with descriptions.

Looking at Buildings - Also from Pevsner is this educational site which offers an introduction to understanding and exploring the buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, architectural history, styles, traditions, buildings, materials and techniques of construction

History | Prehistory | Roman Britain | Dark Ages | Medieval Britain | The Tudor Era | The Stuarts | Georgian Britain | The Victorian Age

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