This book is essential reading for property professionals and laymen alike. Anyone who would like to know more about the houses of England’s cities, towns and villages will benefit from reading this book.
Through a wealth of pictures, easy to read comments and architectural notes the book helps the reader to identify the different architectural periods and understand the development of the construction of English houses. The book illustrates a number of influential styles and features of English houses throughout history. Also included are examples of houses that have been altered by several generations and different periods enabling the reader to trace trends and discover the more subtle nuances of English houses.
1. Introduction 2. The Periods 3. The Orders 4.The Arches 5. The Roofs 6. Building Materials 7. Roofing Materials 8. Stones 9. Glossary 10. The Great Changes in Domestic Houses in the 18th Century 11. Chats on English Houses 12. A Miscellany of English Architectural Features 13. Useful Adjectives for Estate Agents in Describing Houses 14. General Information Relating to Property Matters 15. In Praise of Estate Agents