Neo-Georgian Style

The Georgian style was revisited in the late 19th century and again in the early 20th century.

Underpinned by the Classical style, the Neo-Georgian style was inspired by 18th century Georgian domestic architecture. With its symmetrical, rectangular layout, and the long side parallel to the road or driveway it gave an imposing appearance, and was particularly popular for detached houses.

The facade could be in brick, stone or a rendered surface, with stone or rubbed-brick dressings. The entrance porch and doorway was centrally placed and the panelled door would have a fanlight above.

In the Edwardian era, the Neo-Georgian style was used mainly for public buildings whereas in the 1920s, 1930s and again in the 1950s it was seen more usually in housing.

Typical features of the Neo-Georgian style were pedimented doorways and sash or casement windows, sometimes taller on the ground floor, conforming to Classical principles. Chimneys tend to be plain, in brick. Rainwater goods feature fancy hoppers and downpipes.

The roof was usually hipped and with tiles. There is often a 'kick' for the bottom few courses. It is the roof which is most different from the original Georgian style being much more steeply pitched.