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Victorian And Edwardian Houses

Author : Janet Collings
ISBN : 1847970575
Genre : House & Home
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Invaluable for all those who own, or are interested in, houses that were built between about 1840 and 1914, this informative aims to help readers to become responsible custodians of such properties and focuses on how to retain and preserve the fabric of the existing house in a sustainable way, thus allowing more of the past to be preserved. The author provides practical advice on how to care for such houses in the least wasteful way, advice that may save the owner money and time, and also enhance the value of the property by retaining its period appeal. This book provides a guided tour of all the elements of the house and garden from the roof and chimneys, walls, ceilings, doors, and windows, down to coalholes, gates, railings, paths, and boot scrapers. It explains the contemporary thinking concerning the care and maintenance of houses of this period, and highlights some of the essential differences between modern and traditional building practices. This knowledge will help owners to understand and avoid misfortunes such as prematurely decaying joinery, damp walls, and rotting timber, since Victorian and Edwardian houses can rely on entirely different methods of controlling damp and movement to those used in modern constructions.

Victorian Edwardian Architecture

Author : Derek Avery
ISBN : UOM:39015059301609
Genre : Architecture
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Derek Avery gives a comprehensive guide to the architectural styles of the Victorian and Edwardian period, with in-depth descriptions of famous buildings of the time, their architects and uses today.

Fence Guide For Victorian And Edwardian Houses

Author : South Melbourne (Vic.). Council
ISBN : OCLC:1176194890
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Life Below Stairs In The Victorian And Edwardian Country House

Author : Sian Evans
ISBN : 9781907892585
Genre : Social Science
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From the cook, butler and housekeeper to the footman, lady's maid and nanny, this is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of some of Britain's grandest houses.An entertaining social history, steering the reader through the minefield of etiquette and hierarchy that kept Britain's great houses running like clockwork.A bygone era is brought vividly to live through letters, journals, interviews, lively descriptions and stunning photography of the places and possessions left behind. The largely untold stories of innumerable, rather humble, lives spent in service are lying just below the surface of many great houses; the physical evidence can be seen in surviving servants quarters, the material of their everyday life, even their uniforms and possessions. This account provides a fascinating glimpse at who's who behind the scenes, from the cook, butler and housekeeper to the footmen, lady's maids, governesses and tutors, nannies and nursemaids. Giving a fascinating insight into the heirarchy within the servant's quarters from the power-wielding cook to the ever-discreet butler this guide describes how relationships were forged and changed as the gap between upstairs and downstairs was bridged. Describing their typical working day as well as the holidays, entertainments and pastimes enjoyed on a rare day off, not to mention the whirl of the social season, this previously unwritten history recalls vividly the nature of their lives below stairs.

The Edwardian House

Author : Helen C. Long
ISBN : 0719037298
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Illustrates how Edwardian houses were built, how they were used, and what they meant at the time.

Victorian And Edwardian Country House Life

Author : Anthony J. Lambert
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039009779
Genre : Country homes
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Victorian Houses And Their Details

Author : Helen Long
ISBN : 9781136349706
Genre : Architecture
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'Victorian Houses' presents the architectural detailing of the time in the context of the era - providing a comprehensive understanding of its architecture and design. Pattern books played a vital role in the dissemination of taste between architect, builder and client in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. By focusing on the contribution of the pattern book to the architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the various trends of the time are documented. The types of publications and other sources of taste available at different points over this period reflected social and economic factors, such as the changing demand or changes in organisation of manufacturing and retail.

The Victorian House Manual 2nd Edition

Author : Ian Alistair Rock
ISBN : 0857332848
Genre : Architecture
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Many of Britain's four million Victorian and Edwardian houses were shoddily built and often require 'essential repairs'. Problems such as rising damp, timber decay, bowed roofs and subsidence are well-known, but at what point do these common problems become major defects? Forget 'makeovers': this easy-to-use manual shows where to look for danger signs, what's normal and what isn't, and how to fix common defects. Equipped with this book, you can talk the same language as builders and property professionals, and this new edition includes updated rules and regulations as well as guidance on the latest environmental issues

Victorian And Edwardian British Industrial Architecture

Author : Lynn Pearson
ISBN : 9781785001901
Genre : Architecture
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By the end of Queen Victoria's reign, factories had become an inescapable part of the townscape, their chimneys dominating urban views while their labourers filled the streets, coming and going between work and home. This book is concerned with the architecture, planning and design of those factories that were part of the second wave of the industrial revolution. The book's geographical range encompasses the whole of the British Isles while its time span covers the Victorian and Edwardian eras, 1837- 1910, and the period leading up to the First World War. It also looks back to earlier buildings and gives some consideration to the interwar years and beyond, including the fate of our factory heritage in the twenty-first century. Factories, not surprisingly given their early working conditions, have had a bad press. It is sometimes forgotten that they were often the centres of thriving local communities, while their physical presence and wonderfully varied buildings enlivened our towns and cities. It is time for a new look at factory architecture. Well illustrated with 150 colour and black & white photographs.

Birmingham S Victorian And Edwardian Architects

Author : Phillada Ballard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215312880
Genre : Architects
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Victorian And Edwardian Architecture In The North East

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Life In The Victorian And Edwardian Workhouse

Author : Michelle Higgs
ISBN : 9780750966313
Genre : History
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Life in a workhouse during the Victorian and Edwardian eras has been popularly characterised as a brutal existence. Charles Dickens famously portrayed workhouse inmates as being dirty, neglected, overworked adn at the mercy of exploitative masters. While there were undoubtedly establishments that conformed to this stereotype, there is also evidence of a more enlightened approach that has not yet come to public attention. This book establishes a true picture of what life was like in a workhouse, of why inmates entered them and of what they had to endure in their day-to-day routine. A comprehensive overview of the workshouse system gives a real and compelling insight into social and moral reasons behind their growth in the Victorian era, while the kind of distinctions that were drawn between inmates are looked into, which, along with the social stigma of having been a workhouse inmate, tell us much about class attitudes of the time. The book also looks at living conditions and duties of the staff who, in many ways, were prisoners of the workhouse. Michelle Higgs combines thorough research with a fresh outlook on a crucial period in British history, and in doing so paints a vivid portrait of an era and its social standards that continues to fascinate, and tells us much about the society we live in today.

The Rise Of The Nouveaux Riches

Author : Joseph Mordaunt Crook
ISBN : 0719560403
Genre : Architecture
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There have been many books about Victorian and Edwardian houses, but this is the first to concentrate on the taste of the nouveaux riches. Not just the rich but the very rich: those who grew immensely wealthy in the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution. Cotton, shipping, steel, real estate, diamonds, chemicals, banking, the stock market -- that was how they made their money. But what did they do with it? Where and how did they live? J. Mordaunt Crook, one of Britain's leading architectural historians, describes the houses of the richest of the new rich -- the Rothschilds, the Guinnesses, the Beits and the Brasseys, the Barings, the Wernhers, the Tennants, the Sassoons -- and explains the economic and social context that sustained their extraordinary lifestyles. In effect, he tells the story of the remaking of the British ruling class. Enhanced with numerous photos as well as excerpts from novels, diaries, and memoirs.

The Edwardian Home

Author : Yvonne Bell
ISBN : 0747806314
Genre : Architecture
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Edward VII became king in January 1901 and Britain, a very prosperous country after Victoria's long reign, now began a new era that woudl bring enormous changes. After the stuffiness of Victorian life, there was a desire for less clutter in the home, more fresh air and sunshine. The changes begun during the few years before the First World War would leave their mark on the whole country. This book looks at some of the varied houses of this period, including the homes of the wealthy, as well as those of the middle and lower classes. The Arts and Crafts Movement, the Georgian revival, and a desire for 'the latest thing' were among the influences that contributed to an electric mixture of styles. This book will be of interest to those who live in an Edwardian house, and to many more who share the author's fascination for this period.

At Home In The Institution

Author : J. Hamlett
ISBN : 9781137322395
Genre : History
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At Home in the Institution examines space and material culture in asylums, lodging houses and schools in Victorian and Edwardian England, and explores the powerful influence of domesticity on all three institutional types.

Edwardian House Style

Author : Hilary Hockman
ISBN : UVA:X002717733
Genre : Architecture
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Intended for anyone who wants to restore original features in an Edwardian house, or simply to create the light gentility of that period in a modern home, this book looks at each room in turn, as well as the exterior and garden, in terms of how it was then and how antique and modern furniture, funishings and fittings can be used to recreate the setting.

Victorian Buildings In South Africa Including Edwardian Transvaal Republican Styles 1850 1910

Author : Désirée Picton-Seymour
ISBN : 8696108310
Genre : Architecture
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The Changing Countryside In Victorian And Edwardian England And Wales

Author : Pamela Horn
ISBN : 0838632327
Genre : Social Science
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This book traces the nature of change within the country community of England and Wales between 1870 and 1918--a period that was, in many respects, a watershed in British history. Horn reveals the powerful underlying stresses and tensions of rural life: people experienced the anxieties of agricultural recession, the declining influence of the landed classes, the diminishing support for religious institutions, and the disruption of many traditional aspects of rural life.

The Ultimate Urban Makeover

Author : Stephen Crafti
ISBN : 1864701714
Genre : Architecture
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Contains details on domestic extensions, renovations and makeovers and includes plans.

Georgian And Regency Architecture

Author : Derek Avery
ISBN : UOM:39015059301799
Genre : Architecture
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Georgian and Regency architecture spans the years from 1714 until 1830, a period that bequeathed a rich heritage of buildings to the British landscape. This guide contains 200+ illustrations, a chapter on the development of the concept of town planning, and biographical details of the outstanding architects of the time.

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