A. Welby Pugin: The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture
London: 1841 Sp Coll q58
Modern Castellated Mansion
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).