Conservation - Georgian (1702-1837)

The Georgian period 1702-1837

The Georgian period gets its name from a period starting in 1714 when George 1st – the first of four Kings, all named George – took to the British throne. It is used to describe a time period of over 150 years and includes the architectural styles of Baroque, Palladian, Adam and Regency. More than any other period in English history, Georgian architecture drew its influence from the classical styling of Ancient Greece and Rome. Baroque was full of extravagant, opulent ornamentation, whereas the later periods were based in the principles of symmetry, grace through proportion, elegant decoration, and the use of the classical “orders”. If Baroque was considered unnecessarily flamboyant, then Georgian classicism was the antithesis of this with refined understated elegance

Our Works related to this period…

PAYE Conservation have completed numerous projects to both buildings and artifacts within this important architectural period. Works range from preventative surveying of large mansion houses developing strategies for repair through to remedial works stabilising and conserving decorative plaster and stone typical of the period

PAYE Completed Projects

Listed below are some Conservation Projects completed by PAYE Conservation.

Architectural Timeline

We’ve broken down ‘Conservation’ into time periods to make it easy to navigate around our website. Simply click a time period below to explore our approach to conservation within the various periods and view projects we’ve completed…

eatured Project – Cliveden House South Terrace

The South Terrace is possibly the most significant architectural detail on the Cliveden Estate and had fallen into poor, possibly even dangerous condition. The terrace is accessed via a symmetrical staircase with three flights of steps to either side of the central sounding chamber, thought to date from as early as the 1720’s. It underwent major reconstruction and alteration by Charles Barry during his wider restoration works in the 1850’s, but this had once again fallen into poor condition…