House Types

An informative timeline from the Early Georgian period to Today, observing the types of housing within the UK. This timeline looks at room sizes, space standards, materials and construction in house building and the scale of living spaces between the different classes of society.

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Most new houses are built in some form of masonry.

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Early Georgian Homes

Mid-terrace houses vary considerably in size and range of room types from small to medium to large, within the Georgian period.

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Views and the appearance of the house grow in importance.

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Style and Proportion

Better quality houses follow strict rules of proportion.

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External walls of houses are built in brick or stone, often local materials.

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The golden age of Georgian architecture

Terraced houses were a success...

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Poorer classes live in squalid housing

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House configuration and style

The importance of views is highlighted through the design of bay windows.

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Key Features

The key features of the house are bay windows, porticos and balconies.

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Mid-Victorian house plans

The small Mid-Victorian house is much more basic than the larger sized houses with one room functioning as both living room and kitchen still.

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