Bri­tish Build­ing Styles

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When the Ro­mans fled Bri­tain in 410AD, they left a fine legacy, par­tic­u­larly in Lon­dinium. Round arches were their forte; they never cracked pointed ones. They copied the Greeks’ Doric, Ionic and Corinthian col­umns. Com­pos­ite is the one Ro­man or­der. Ro­man bricks sur­vive in London Wall. Af­ter 410AD, we didn’t make bricks for cen­turies; we ran­sacked Ro­man ruins in­stead.

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