Canopies, Door Entrances & Porches
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image 1A canopy or porch can provide protection and shelter from the weather as well as create a decorative feature that draws the eye to the main entrance of the house. The porch can be inside the main front wall or protrude from the building.

Styles range from enclosed stone or brick porches to open timbered frame that might be part glazed. The 18th and 19th century builders used simple roof canopies or door hoods and later in the 19th century saw timber painted lattice work porches become popular. The Victorians and Edwardians created elaborated designs with steep roofs, coped gables, carved kneelers and finials.

Georgian

1 & 2 Classical Stone Pediments, 3 1770's, 4 Late Georgian/early Victorian

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Victorian

1 Stone Porch, 2, 7-10 Timber Porch, 3-4 Inside the main wall of house 5-6 Plastered enclosed porches

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Edwardian

1 Simple tiled roof porches, 2 Timber framed with bracket supports (consoles) 3&4 Porch inside main wall 5&6 Continuous porches

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Arts & Craft

1-3 Recessed doorways with large overhanging porches set on timber frame.

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1920's Traditional

1-3 Brick Archways with recessed doors, 4-6 Timber framed part glazed, 7 Tiled Roof Porch, 9-10 Flat Canopies

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1930's Moderne

1-3 Door Canopies

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Building Doors and Gates

Period Details: Doors and Windows

The Housebuilder's Bible

 

 

Useful Research Websites

Adding A Porch: Renovation Expert

Planning Permission of Porches

 

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