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Conservation - Victorian (1837-1910)

The Victorian period 1837-1910

Queen Victoria reigned from June 20th, 1837 to January 22, 1901. The Victorian era of architecture reflects this time frame and rather than the strict classical styles of the previous Georgian period, now included interpretations and eclectic revivalist styles mixed with the introduction of Middle Eastern and Asian influences. Styles of architecture within the rather short time period included; Jacobethan, Romanesque, Renaissance, Gothic and Queen Anne Revivalism, Neoclassicism and Italianate finishing with the British Arts and Crafts movement which started towards the end of the century. All in all it was a time where construction innovations influenced design and its use of prefabrication and standardisation became a pointer to the future of architecture

Our Works in this architectural period...

Because of the rich ornamentation from this period PAYE Conservation have completed a wide range of works to both objects and the buildings that contain them. We offer our advisory services to clients and where required employ both preventative and remedial techniques to protect buildings for future generations

Experienced Craftspeople...

PAYE Conservation believe it is imperative that only craftspeople who are experienced with traditional materials should ever undertake a repair in a building (or on an object) of historical significance.We always ensure that all works are extensively documented in both photographic and annotated forms; before, during and after any intervention (to provide a greater understanding of the building/objects chronology for the future). This can prove invaluable in developing and maintaining an associated archive

    PAYE Completed Projects

    Listed below are some Conservation Projects completed by PAYE Conservation. Clicking on a project will take you to a further larger image of an aspect of the project

    Eleanor Cross
    Fitzroy Place Chapel
    Cafe Royal

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