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Infirmary (Infirmary, Infirmaries)
A building or part of a building used for the care of the sick. An infirm person is someone who is sick.
In-situ (In-situ)
In the original or natural place or site. For example 'the pottery was left in-situ' means 'the pottery was left where it was found'.
International Modern Style (International Modern Style)
An architectural style which began just before the 1914–18 war. Its main themes were asymmetry; severe, blocky, cubic shapes; smooth flat plain undecorated surfaces (often painted white); ‘flat’ roofs; large expanses of glass held in steel frames, the use of concrete in construction.
Ionic (Ionic)
One of the three main classical orders of architcture (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian). It is characterised by downward- and inward-curling spirals (called volutes) on the top of columns.
Iron Age (Iron Age)
The Iron Age in Britain lasted from around 800BC until the Roman invasion of 43AD. It is the time when iron first begins to used. Objects such as tools to weapons were now starting to made from iron.
Italianate (Italianate)
A style of classical architecture at its peak in the early to mid-19th century. It is based on the palaces of Renaissance Italy, but often varied by asymmetrical elements. It was often used for country houses.


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