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Fact File - The Arts & Crafts Movement

The industrialisation that spread through the Victorian era introduced mass production and the widespread use of standard forms which threatened the craft skills and natural creativity of the cottage industries that had preceded it.


As a reaction to this, in the 1860s, the Arts & Crafts Movement of artists, designers and architects was born, led by William Morris and John Ruskin, with a focus on traditional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.


The use of natural materials and hand crafted detailing, coupled with prominent front porches and sloped roofs decorated with delicate wood joinery, characterise these charming, unique and timeless buildings which remain popular in the Surrey area to this day.


These images show a beautiful example of a new build home designed in the Arts & Crafts style by Nye Saunders which demonstrates the exquisite craftsmanship that makes this genre so sought after.


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