Interior of Burlington Arcade
Postcard of the interior of Burlington Arcade, London © Historic England J000146
Postcard of the interior of Burlington Arcade, London © Historic England J000146

Meet the Georgians

Who were the Georgians? Innovators. Consumers. Slavers. Emancipators. In an era spanning over a century, with four kings, all called George.

From the first George in 1714 to the fourth in 1830, the Georgian period encompassed 116 years of fascinating culture, people and architecture.

How to spot a Georgian building

Walk Georgian history

Spotter's Guide: The Early Georgian Townhouse

Soho has some of the best examples of houses from the early Georgian period in the whole of London. By the end of this short walking tour you'll be able to point out key architectural features that make a house early Georgian as well as learn some architectural terms.

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Incredible Georgians

Discover the lives of some incredible Georgians, from

Books on Georgian heritage

Historic England has published a number of fascinating books about our Georgian heritage.

Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830

Published 15 December 2011

This is a fully revised and newly illustrated guide to the architecture of the British Isles during the reigns of the first four Georges (1714-1830).

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Slavery and the British Country House

Published 31 July 2013

British country houses, their owners and their links to the slave trade in all its forms.

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Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970

Published 15 May 2016

Provides thorough coverage of the subject using examples from Britain, America and New Zealand including papers written by some of the best-known architectural historians and leading academics of 20th century British architecture.

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Georgian and Regency Conservatories

Published 1 May 2019

The only book available to focus on conservatories of the Georgian period.

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Danson House: The anatomy of a Georgian villa

Published 15 April 2011

Tells the story of the house, the estate, its owners, and its restoration by English Heritage between 1995 and 2004 after a long period of neglect. Danson House is revealed as one of the glories of Georgian domestic architecture.

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Georgian images

You can buy high quality prints and gifts featuring Georgian-themed images from Historic England Images. 

The Historic England Archive has an extensive collection of images of Georgian places all over England. Can you find somewhere near you?

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  • Make your mark on history
    Want to share your knowledge and pictures of listed Georgian sites with the nation? The List has over 400,000 entries from palaces, parks and follies to forges, prisons and pubs. Share your knowledge.
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