Visual clues can help you find the age of your house
Once you start to examine your house you will find there are clues which could help you decide how old it is. The most obvious clues may lie in its former life. For instance is it a converted house which was once a chapel, pub, school, even toll gate or estate house? Of course there may also be an “erected date” somewhere on the building, or a previous house name carved into the stone work.
Architectural House Styles
When examining the various house styles on this site remember that houses are designed and built by people who will often draw on previous eras for their inspiration.
A new era does not therefore herald a complete set of new design rules. Look around at previous styles. Also the key features we describe are a menu of styles from which you can look for the predominate set that match your house. Remember that there will be variations based upon regional availability of materials.
Some examples of architectural styles
Tudor Jacobean/Elizabethan Regency Georgian Victorian Edwardian 1930's 1950's Art Deco Arts & Crafts HOME