Thursday, 31 March 2016

Sacred geometry and Classical influences on Liverpool architecture during the 18th & 19th century

Sacred geometry became an important part of 18th and 19th century architecture, specifically being used in the mansions and country houses of the wealthy, but these designs can also be found in other public buildings, the architectural quirks giving an aesthetically pleasing sense of style. Many of these houses can still be seen and are open to the public and reveal overwhelming architectural beauty. The architecture reveals perfection, the use of the classical styles giving a sense of light and space. Geometrical patterns and symbolism are used to convey messages of wealth, power and status, but also of the divinity that is embedded in the architecture itself. Here is a selection of photos from a number of these houses and public buildings in Liverpool.

Perfection and precision: The dome of Liverpool Town Hall, built in the later 18th century.

The Ballroom in the town Hall.

The Classical style of Liverpool Town Hall.

The dome seen above the hall way when entering Elm House.

Elm House, Anfield, Liverpool. Built early-mid 19th century.

The dome at Sudley House, Liverpool.

Sudley House, Liverpool. Built in the early 19th century.

The dome situated above the hallway of Lowlands. It gives a sense of space and light on entering the Hall.

Lowlands, West Derby, Liverpool.

A skylight over the balcony and stairway of Woolton Hall.

Woolton Hall.

There is even a dome in a Liverpool pub; The Herculaneum Bridge or Peglegs as it is affectionately known as. 

The Herculaneum Bridge pub in the Dingle, a fine example of a mid-Victorian pub.

Built on the side of an old sandstone outcrop.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks beautiful I lived at Lowlands West Derby with my Aunt in the sixties.