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The Gothic Revival and Design

A. Welby Pugin: The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture

London: 1841 Sp Coll q58

Modern Castellated Mansion
Page 58

What can be more absurd than houses built in what is termed the castellated style? Castellated architecture originated in the wants consequent on a certain state of society; of course the necessity of great strength, and the means of defence suited to the military tactics of the day, dictated to the builders of ancient castles the most appropriate style for their construction. Viewed as historical monuments, they are of surprising interest, but as models for our imitation they are worse than useless (page 58).

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