Book Review - Georgian & Regency Houses Explained by Trevor Yorke

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10 June 2011
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The elegance, refinement and beautiful proportions have made the Georgian period a popular choice for today's model makers and dolls house enthusiasts. ...

The Georgian and Regency house conjures up a distinct and much admired image. Elegance, refinement and beautiful proportions have made this period an inspiration for later architects and of course equally popular for today's dolls house makers and enthusiasts.

Wether it is a grand, symmetrical facade embellished with classical motifs, or elegant terraces arranged around spacious communal gardens, this easy to understand guide looks behind the distinctive public face of houses dating from 1714 to 1830. It explaines how and why they were built, laid out and designed, how they appeared inside and who lived in them.

Using his own fine drawings and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains all aspects of the Georgian and Regency house, and privodes a comprehensive guide for those who are building or furnishing a dolls house or miniature scene in this notable style.

The book covers the history of the period, how houses were planned and built, explains the development, structure and design. Plans are described along with materials and construction. The various rooms, fixtures and fittings and how they would have appeared and be used by the families who lived in them are also covered.

The contents of the book as as follows:

  • The History of the Georgian & Regency House
  • Background
  • Georgian & Regency Housing
  • Georgian & Regency House Style
  • Georgian & Regency Houses in Detail
  • General Fittings and Decoration
  • Reception and Family Rooms
  • Service Rooms
  • Yards and Gardens
  • General Information including Places to Visit


The book comes in paperback in handy A5 handbag size. It is well printed, clear and easy to read. The illustrations by Trevor Yorke are clear and very informative. An excellent look into the period, and a very good addition to the bookshelf of anyone wishing to recreate this period in miniature.

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