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Georgian Architecture

Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840. It was widely disseminated in the English colonies of the time.

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Connected Sites

  • Antigua Naval Dockyard: "The site consists of a group of Georgian-style naval buildings and structures" (UNESCO)
  • Australian Convict Sites: Old Government House and Domain, Parramatta "The site is arranged around Government House and its gardens. It is a Georgian-style mansion with a central section and two asymmetrical wings erected some years later."
  • Bridgetown: Buildings at Old Town and the Garrison are in a style called Caribbean Georgian: "simple symmetrical buildings with many features borrowed from the English Georgian but with overhanging first floor verandas that reflect the hot and humid climate"
  • City of Bath: Circus, Royal Crescent
  • Corfu: Church of St. George in Old Fortress is described as 'Georgian' style
  • Derwent Valley Mills: Willersley Castle  Link
  • Edinburgh: New Town
  • Independence Hall
  • Melaka and George Town: George Town, Penang's Suffolk House
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal : Some purpose-built houses for the engineers like Scotch Hall and Wood Bank.
  • Studley Royal Park: Banqueting House Link

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