What is Regency Architecture?
"Regency Architecture" refers to the classical buildings built in Britain while George IV was Prince Regent, as well as the earlier and later constructions in the same style.
Two Prominent Styles of the Era
The Regency time period was all about "revival" architecture—specifically medieval revival and classical revival. Medieval revival, also known as Victorian Gothic, or Gothic revival, is, as the name implies, a renewal of interest in medieval design philosophies and early 13th and 14th century Gothic churches.
Characteristic gothic curves, stone structures, large expanses of glass, clustered columns, sharply pointed spires, intricate sculptures, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses began to show up in Regency constructions early on.
Back to the Book
After our thorough discussion relating to the historical background, origins, prominent architectural styles, and concurrent styles of the English regency period, it is important to relate it all back to the book of interest—Pride and Prejudice.
Let us examine what the Longbourn, Rosings, and Pemberley may have looked at, given our knowledge of what architects during this period prized.