Victorian architecture


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Victorian architecture

A term that encompasses a number of ornate and highly decorative architectural styles, such as High Victorian Italianate, Shingle, Victorian Romanesque, Gingerbread, Queen Anne, and Gothic Revival.

Victorian architecture

1. The Revival and Eclectic architecture in 19th century Great Britain, named after the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901); also its American counterpart. Many architectural historians avoid the term Victorian architecture, considering the adjective “Victorian” merely as descriptive of an age that encompassed a number of specific exuberant, ornate, and highly decorative architectural styles.
2. A loose term that sometimes covers three picturesque phases of architecture in America: Early Victorian (1840–1860), High Victorian (1860–1880), and Late Victorian (1880– 1890) and beyond; the adjective “Victorian” is descriptive of an age that encompassed a number of specific exuberant, ornate, and highly decorative architectural styles, such as High Victorian Italianate (1860–1885), High Victorian Gothic (1860–1890), Second Empire style (1855– 1890), Stick style (1860–1885), Shingle style (1880–1890), Victorian Romanesque (1870– 1900), Gingerbread Folk architecture (1870– 1910), and Queen Anne style (1870–1910). The adjectives Victorian or High Victorian are sometimes applied to Gothic Revival and Italianate style to indicate their later, more detailed, and more elaborate phases.
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Cardiff is for Victorian architecture what Dublin is for Georgian and should be marketed as such to attract visitors from around the world.
The building itself is very impressive and offers Victorian architecture at its best, and this is one of the reasons why Dame Margaret Hall has become a highly desirable address for discerning tenants.
According to the magazine's survey: "It boasts miles of sandy beach, a wonderful promenade with unusual sculptures and some of the best local shopping available in the UK with 14 bakers, 13 butchers, five department stores, five supermarkets and a monthly farmers' market and Victorian architecture to boot.
The Grade II-listed example of Gothic Victorian architecture was formerly a stately home and sanatorium.
What matters now is the impact an ugly and deteriorating structure has on the stunning Victorian architecture of the Town Hall and Council House, and what can be done to provide something more suitable on an extremely sensitive site.
61-1341 and 61-1340); BUILT ENVIRONMENT: Holy Trinity Church, South Crosland epitomises Victorian architecture at its best.
We also need to highlight an ignorance that led to the destruction of so much Victorian architecture in Birmingham that has been lost forever - it's quite depressing to discover what has been lost in Birmingham during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Are we Liverpudlians to not grow taller than our predecessors, in case our fine Edwardian and Victorian architecture loses grandeur?
We also want to highlight the ignorance that led to the destruction of so much Victorian architecture in Birmingham that has been lost forever.
Developed in Victorian times as a trio of parks to create a ``ring'' round Liverpool,Newsham Park is surrounded by fine Victorian architecture which is proving increasingly popular with buyers and investors alike.
It is an example of Victorian architecture but, dare I say it, we are not short of examples of Victorian architecture in Birmingham - the city is full of them.
CURZON Street Station is an iconic piece of Victorian architecture and deserves to be given a place where it can be appreciated by both Brummies and visitors alike.

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