GEORGIAN (REGENCY) 1815 - 1880


Gerogian is a simple symmetrical style with gables and small eaves. It was the fashionable style of architecture in Britain and its colonies during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Named after the first three King Georges (1714 1820).

It was popular in Australia, up to the 1840s. The earliest public building and residence architecture in NSW. Under Francis Greenway many Georgian style public buildings were constructed out of sandstone such as St Matthews church at Windsor (1817 20) and Hyde Park Barracks. The style has the features of simple, classical, and symmetrical lines. Early Georgian terraces were built with classical simplicity in contrast to the detail and decoration of Victorian buildings to follow.