The style term applicable to English architecture and its derivatives during the time when George IV was Prince Regent (1811-20), but also used for the period of his reign (he died in 1830). Regency style is marked by a greater degree of elegance and a refinement of Classical forms. John Verge was an exponent on this style (in the original Toxteth Park and in Lyndhurst).
The Regency style lingered on for many years after the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne in 1837. Fifty years later buildings were still being erected in Glebe that may be best described as post-Regency. These buildings are characterised by their simplicity in mass and contour, built in stone or rendered brick, possessing clear lines and classical proportions in the treatment of windows and doors, a dominating rectangularity, and broad eaves lines.
On this walk Margaretta Cottage is described as post-Regency.