Pediments, Pilasters & Columns
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image 1Classical mouldings and projections which originated from the ancient Roman and Greek classical design dominated the Georgian period.

A pediment is a classical architectural element consisting of the triangular section found above the horizontal structure (entablature), typically supported by columns. Wikipedia

The Georgian architects and builders often used this design as part of the main front door on housing or on the gable end of large buildings.




1 Pilaster with Greek key decoartion 2 Flat top supported with pilasters

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1& 2 Classical door pediments inspired from the earlier Georgian period.

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Pediments, Pilasters and Column Products

Decorative Columns & Pilasters: House Martin UK


Columns & Pilasters: Stevensons of Norwich

Timber Mouldings Online UK

Pediments,columnsand pilasters: The Lawbre Company and Architectural USA

SF Victoriana Plaster Pediments USA


Useful Links to Articles

Georgian Doorways: Local History

Structural Engineering Blogspot

Pub Architecture

Georgian Houses and Homes: Woodlands Junior School

Georgian Slate Roofs: My Brighton & Hove


Overdoor Pediment : YouTube


Useful Research Websites

BBC Homes 1920's:

BBC Homes 1930's

Hidden House History

Francis Frith Photo Archive

The Geffrye Museum

English Architecture: Britain Express

Looking at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides


Forum Debates

Channel 4 Homes Forum

Problems with a Georgian double-pitch roof with a valley: Telegraph

Tiling for a shallow pitch: DIYnot

How To Repair Brickwork- Youtube

Georgian House Style

Georgian & Regency Houses Explained

Georgian Architectural Designs and Details








Post War