Travelling through Britain it soon becomes apparent just how remarkable a range of architecture survives from the Norman Conquest onwards. Most villages, towns and cities have a rich mix of buildings dating from different periods. These aren’t neatly arranged: medieval churches abut twentieth-century tower blocks; Tudor town houses lean next to Victorian department stores; and neat Georgian terraces terminate with Art Deco cinemas. But which is which? How can we describe them? More importantly, why are they so different, when all seem distinctly British?
So, select your time period, and get to know the chief characteristics of British architecture. Choose from the Middle Ages, Tudor and Stuart, Georgian, Victorian periods and the twentieth century. In addition, because Scottish buildings are so distinct, you can also compare architectural development north and south of the Border.