KING EDWARD VI CAMP HILL SCHOOL FOR BOYS
GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT
CHESTER - 2000
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
VICTORIAN - MOCK TUDOR
For each of these examples below you should be able to describe the characteristics of each architectural style. Think logically when you describe the building. Start from the basement and work upwards or start from the roof downwards.
REGENCY.
What are the elements that make this different from other styles. Is it building material? design of window space. Design of door space? Does it reflect an earlier classic style - Greek classical?

GEORGIAN.
Note the basement access from street level. This was the servant working area. Ground floor was the living space of the owners. See the largest window space is here designed with small panes.Note the ornatelintel of solid limestone above the windows. Bricks are small locally made in Ruabon.

GEORGIAN.
Georgian front doors have a portico entrance usually adorned by a crescentic window above. Doors are six panelled. First floor woindows are similar in design and size to the ground floor because they are the bedrooms of the owners.High chimneys to ensure a good 'draw' when lighting fires.
GEORGIAN - SEDAN CHAIR PORCH.
If you were the owner of this house you probably owned a sedan chair which servants would use to carry you into town and back again. This owner has had a porch built with two through doors that allowed him to enter the sedan chair under cover and then to be carried away.
GEORGIAN.
The last upper floor was usually the sleeping quarters of the resident servants. They worked in the basement and slept in the attic space. Hence the phrase 'upstairs,downstairs' to describe the life of a servant. The roof is tiled with slate.

TUDOR.
This is arguably one of the most beautiful building in central Chester. Built in 1661 it still operates as a public house.

1
The Roman Settlement in Chester
2
The Medieval Settlement
3
Relic land use and the modern CBD
4
Conzen's Theory in practice
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Evidence of 19th century industry
7a
Pricetown
7b
Port Sunlight
7c
Port Sunlight II
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Preservation and conservation of the past
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