The UK has a broad depth of architectural styles. We can still see examples of prehistoric architecture in places like Stonehenge in Wiltshire and Skara Brae in the Orkney islands. Further along the British historical timeline we can also see examples of the buildings the Romans have left us. This includes the arena at and barracks and Caerleon and the walls of nearby Caerwent, Chedworth and Frocester Roman Villa and the largest free standing Roman structure sited at Wroxeter in Shropshire.
These examples of the architecture have remained because they were made of stone. Much of the medieval dwellings that followed were made of wood so not all of them have survived. The later period of medieval life, the Tudors has some great examples. These include the towns of Stratford Upon Avon and Shrewsbury. There are also many Castles and Churches throughout the country.
The Victorians and Georgians were great builders and took influence from the classical world of the Greeks and Romans when designing their architecture. They also brought us the townhouse, which was based on the Insulae of Rome. All of these influences, plus the more modern styles of Art Deco and Brutalism are all taken into account when you ask Architects Poole how to work with you to design your dream home. There is no reason why you can’t have a gothic mansion or an Edwardian style stately pile for that matter, as long as it remains legal and within planning conditions.