Meaning of neo-Georgian in English:


Pronunciation /niːəʊˈdʒɔːdʒ(ə)n/


  • Relating to or imitative of a revival of a Georgian style in architecture.

    ‘an imposing neo-Georgian town hall’
    • ‘Above the curve is the blank wall of the fly-tower of the new main theatre, which is carefully proportioned in terracotta panels almost as a rebuke to the yawning pinched tedium of the local '30s stretched neo-Georgian style.’
    • ‘They throw up their hands in despair as more and more rows of so-called neo-Georgian or Tudor style houses are built.’
    • ‘The three-storey house, built in neo-Georgian style, also has a gym and conservatory with all bedrooms featuring en-suite facilities.’
    • ‘Various departments inhabit a ramshackle collection of buildings up and down Holloway Road, ranging through arts and crafts, neo-Georgian, brutalism and postmodernist junk.’
    • ‘He loathed the typical neo-Georgian compromise of traditional cladding imposed on a steel frame, the basis for much of the most deadly architecture of the inter-war and immediate post-war period.’
    • ‘A decent neo-Georgian hostel by Geddes Hyslop resulted, well built in the postwar austerity period with red brick walls and steel windows.’
    • ‘They have a spare and stately neo-Georgian grace, more like a ceremonial government building than a convention center or a church.’
    • ‘When, after the Second World War, Creake Abbey was sold, the new owner, a progressive and ambitious lawyer of conventional tastes and little imagination, transformed it, at enormous cost, into a neo-Georgian country house.’
    • ‘Neo-Federation villas and neo-Georgian townhouses now squat cheek by jowl in brand-new suburbs that look more ‘city’ than ‘garden’.’
    • ‘The myriad fences and neo-Georgian facades make Harvard appear to be the ultimate asylum from violence of all types.’
    • ‘When a developer asked David Linley to furnish a neo-Georgian house, he gave them his trademark style combined with collectables old and new.’
    • ‘This is a twelve-storey block combining classical neo-Georgian features with the efficiency of modern techniques.’
    • ‘His parents Stephen, 50, an engineer, and Caroline, 47, a care assistant, moved the family to a detached neo-Georgian house in Yateley, Hampshire, when he was 10 and a year later he started at his local comprehensive.’
    • ‘The 12 ½ -acre garden that surrounds the 35-room neo-Georgian house in Regent's Park, central London, is kept in spruce condition, ready for the grandest of visitors.’
    • ‘It was the previous owner, John Hegarty, who commissioned Hewett to draw up plans for the new house, a higgledy-piggledy amalgamation of neo-Georgian elements, for which permission was granted.’
    • ‘For example, neo-Georgian or Tudor-style windows are not allowed, the exterior finish has to be of either natural stone indigenous to the area or smooth nap plaster, and the roof has to be of black or blue slate.’
    • ‘The best-known is a plush neo-Georgian redbrick at 17 Cowper Downs, Cowper Road, in Rathmines, where Cahill lived with Frances and their five children.’
    • ‘The neo-Georgian house is off the main street of Lockeridge, near Marlborough.’