British architecture, celebrated British architects

British architecture and architects, the history of British architecture
A list of the best websites

Directories *

archINFORM
A comprehensive international architecture database, indexed by country, city, town, region. With image maps.

Directory of British Architects. Artmam


RIBA. Royal Institute of British Architects

Wikipedia entry on British architecture.

World Architecture.org
Online forum and database for world architecture,with special emphasis on all countries except the few who are already covered by the international media. Defining a context for the neglected majority.

Index of architecture websites, databases and organizations *

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archINFORM
A comprehensive international architecture database, indexed by country, city, town, region. With image maps.

ADAM. Art, Design, Architecture & Media Information Gateway
is a searchable catalogue of over 2500 internet resources that have been carefully selected and catalogued by professional librarians.

Architectural Association

B

Baroque Architecture in England, historical samples.

British architects 

British architecture websites and links, with architecture search engine Ribanet.
From The Royal Institute of British Architects.

British Historic Trust. Historic places, gardens, buldings,houses. 

C

Chatsworth

Conservation, archaeology *

Building Conservation
A leading website since 1998, BuildingConservation.com includes over 1,500 companies and organisations covering every aspect of the conservation, restoration and repair of the historic built environment.

The Festival of British Archaeology

The Georgian Group
The Georgian Group is the British charity for the preservation of buildings dating from the period 1700-1840. Their intervention has helped save many such buildings from destruction and has protected others from unsympathetic alterations.

Listed Buildings. English Heritage
A database of listed English hertiage buildings.

Historic Houses Association
The Historic Houses Association supports around 1500 privately-owned historic houses, stately homes, castles and gardens- and helps visitors to enjoy them.

British Historic Trust
Historic places, gardens, buldings, houses.

Save Britain’s Heritage
A charitable trust dedicated to preserving Britain’s heritage homes, buildings and places.
Cotswolds

Cotswolds Photo Library. Pictures of Cotswold architecture.

Cotswolds Tourist Guide

Country Life magazine.

Country Life magazine picture archives
The Country Life Picture Library. Search the collection for images of country houses and gardens, interiors and architectural details, historic buildings and churches, sporting and social events, as well as all aspects of country life.

Country Life architecture guide.
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Design Museum, London.

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Georgian architecture *

Georgian architecture, Wikipedia entry.

Georgian Architecture in England

Georgian buildings in London.
Secret London

BBC pages on the Georgian period style.

Historic houses *

Historic Houses Association
The Historic Houses Association supports around 1500 privately-owned historic houses, stately homes, castles and gardens- and helps visitors to enjoy them.

Country Life magazine.

British Historic Trust
Historic places, gardens, buldings, houses.

Listed Buildings. English Heritage
A database of listed English hertiage buildings.

Country Life magazine picture archives
The Country Life Picture Library. Search the collection for images of country houses and gardens, interiors and architectural details, historic buildings and churches, sporting and social events, as well as all aspects of country life.

Save Britain’s Heritage
A charitable trust dedicated to preserving Britain’s heritage homes, buildings and places.

UK Historic Houses & Stately Homes
A guide to the best of Britain’s stately homes, royal palaces, historic houses, gardens, castles and heritage sites.

Historic Houses UK
Over 250 outstanding historic houses, castles, stately homes and palaces.

List of historic houses in England.
Wikipedia

Heritage Britain

Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens

History of British Architecture, Britain Express.

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Jacobean architecture *

Jacobean architecture, Wikipedia entry.

English Renaissance, Jacobean Architecture.

London architecture *

The Architecture Foundation, London

Explore London. A photo tour guide. 
Searchable database, maps, popular places, panoramic views of London places/ areas/attractions.

London architecture guide.

London Architecture. London buildings. Great Buildings Online

London Open House
Tours through significant London houses and buildings.

Royal Palaces 

Southwark, Peckham renewal.


Looking at Buildings.org.
This site, based on research from the Pevsner Architectural Guides, has been set up to act as an introduction to the buildings of England. Understanding Buildings acts as a beginner’s guide to architecture, while the Reference section contains a glossary, architects’ index and timelines.  

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The Museum of London
The history of London from prehistoric times to the present day.

The National Trust
Historical Buildings of Britain. Photographs, history, articles.

National Trust iPhone App download.

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Palladian Architecture in England, an introduction.

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RIBA. Royal Institute of British Architects

Royal Palaces. Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, The Tower of London. 

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Save Britain’s Heritage
A charitable trust dedicated to preserving Britain’s heritage homes, buildings and places.

Stately Homes.com
A database of UK Stately homes.It includes as many places, from grand palaces to ancient monuments, as it possibly can, and uses an extremely sophisticated ‘Search’ facility to find very easily what you are looking for.

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The Twentieth Century Society
Safeguarding the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards.

Victoria and Albert Museum Architecture Gallery

Wikipedia entry on British architecture.

World Architecture.org
An online forum and database for world architecture,with special emphasis on all countries except the few who are already covered by the international media. Defining a context for the neglected major architects.

Famous British architects *

See also:
Wikipedia list of British architects.

Adam, Robert

Adam, Robert. Robert Adam buildings.
Robert Adam. Britannica article.
Robert Adam. Works on display in art museums.
Robert Adam. Wikipedia entry.
Archival material relating to Robert Adam. National Register of Archives

Chambers, Sir William

Chambers, Sir William, Sir William Chambers
Sir William Chambers, Wikipedia entry.
Sir William Chambers, portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Somerset House, Wikipedia entry.


Foster, Sir Norman

Foster, Sir Norman. Foster and Partners website.
Sir Norman Foster buildings.
Lord Norman Robert Foster. Structurae
Interview with Norman Foster (video)
Guardian gallery of 16 projects.
Norman Foster. Wikipedia entry.

Hawksmoor, Nicholas

Nicholas Hawksmoor. Great Buildings Online
Christ Church
Nicholas Hawksmoor, Wikipedia entry.
The six London churches
St Alfege’s Church, Greenwich
St George’s Church, Bloomsbury
Christ Church, Spitalfields
St George in the East
St Mary Woolnoth
St Anne’s Limehouse
Hawksmoor’s London churches, a Google Earth map,
Castle Howard web site.
Historical Images of Castle Howard.

Jones, Inigo

Jones, Inigo. Inigo Jones. Biography, images of the Queen’s House.

Lutyens, Edwin

Lutyens, Edwin. The Lutyens Trust
Edwin Lutyens. Great Buildings Online
Knebworth House
Edwin Lutyens. ArchINFORM database.
Edwin Lutyens. Wikipedia entry.
The Cenotaph, London.

Nash, John

Nash, John. An introduction.
John Nash. Landscape architecture. Regent’s Park, London
John Nash, Wikipedia entry.

Pevsner, Sir Nikolaus

Pevsner, Sir Nikolaus. Extracts from architecural guide books to the buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with links to websites on historic British buildings.

Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore

Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore. The Pugin Society
Augustus Pugin. An Overview

Rogers, Richard

Rogers, Richard. The Richard Rogers Partnership
Richard Rogers, Wikipedia entry.
Richard Rogers. Great Buildings Online
Richard Rogers. BBC audio interviews.

Soane, Sir John

Soane, Sir John. Sir John Soane Museum, London.
Dulwich Gallery, Tenedring Hall and Soane Museum, 3-D models.

Spence, Sir Basil

Spence, Sir Basil. Sir Basil Spence. Archinform
Sir Basil Spence, Wikipedia entry.
The Lighthouse. The Basil Spence Project
The Modern House. Kininmonth.

Wren, Sir Chistopher

Wren, Sir Christopher. Sir Christopher Wren. Great Buildings
Sir Christopher Wren – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Christopher Wren. Buildings in Greenwich, London.

Wyatt, James

Wyatt, James. James Wyatt. Archinform