The Carisbrooke

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Design circa: 1850 Victorian Greek Revival.

Features - Delicately carved acanthus leaf capitals above incised and fielded jambs and ogee capped foot blocks. Incised and fielded frieze below simple bull-nose fronted shelf.

Strictly speaking a development or refinement of the Classical revival, the Greek revival was an attempt by skilled and highly educated architects such as Sir John Soane to assert the more subtle and classically correct ancient Greek architectural orders on building and decorative design.

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Classical Roman architecture, despite surviving on a much greater scale was copied and adapted from the earlier Greek period whose sublime form is now widely seen as the beginning of, and perhaps the greatest period in Western art history.