The Beauties of Brick – The Story of Brick Buildings in Britain


Day course

Philip Wilkinson

10 August 2021


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This course will appeal to those interested in Architecture, Heritage, History and British travel.

An introduction to the uses of brick and tile in Britain’s architecture. The course traces the beginnings of brickwork in the Roman period, its reintroduction, mostly in eastern England, in the Middle Ages, and how brick became high fashion in the Georgian and Victorian periods – when colourful decorative tiles also became popular. From cottages to factories and even palaces, the beauties of brick have transformed Britain.

All comers welcome.

Tutor information

Philip Wilkinson is the author of many books on architecture and history. He wrote a series of books to accompany the BBC2 series Restoration and Restoration Village and is the author of The English Buildings Book (publisher English Heritage), Fifty Architecture Ideas You Really Need To Know (Quercus), Phantom Architecture (Simon & Schuster) and Irreplaceable (Historic England). He explores buildings ceaselessly, recording discoveries on his blog ( and gives talks on architectural subjects

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.