Despite being in power some two thousand years ago in Britain, the Romans have left a significant mark on the way we build and layout our towns and cities. When it comes to buying a home, there might just be a bit of Roman influence somewhere when the architects and designers came to lay them out. This can sometimes come out in the later stages of the house purchasing process. So it’s where you need to have Conveyancing Solicitors like Sam Conveyancing on hand when buying and selling property today.
We can see the evidence in Roman architect through much of our public and historic buildings. Our Victorian ancestors greatly admired the Roman Empire. They were very keen to draw comparisons between themselves as citizens of the British Empire and what the Roman’s had done.
The Victorians looked at the ruins in Rome and Pompeii and decided that they would use them to make their own public and government buildings. The new rich land and mill owners were keen to show their wealth. As more and more about the Roman Empire in Britain and abroad was discovered, they wanted to make their homes look like the old Palaces and temples of the Republic and the Emperors that came after. This meant lots and lots of Columns at the entrances. They also favoured a square design and lots of dressed stone. Wood was considered to be very old fashioned and only for the poor.