The Tudor Style: The History Of Medieval Architecture

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The Tudor Style
The Tudor architectural style is the last known of Medieval architecture in England, and was used during the Tudor period which lasted from around 1485-1603. Following the Perpendicular style and being replaced with the Elizabethan architecture, the Tudor style was present for a long period of time in the taste of the English.

The Tudor arch, a four-centered arch, was a defining element of this particular architectural style, as well as the most striking oriel windows. Architectural details, such as mouldings, were starting to spread further apart. While Henry VIII and Edward VI reigned, Italian artists started entering England. Their work can be seen at Eastbury Manor House, Hampton Court, Sutton Plane, Layer Marney Tower and Nonsuch Palace. When monasteries dissolved, a lot of land was suddenly available and this led to many structures being built in a period of time, as well as a source of stone.

Nobility, upper classes and clerical
The defensive architecture used on large houses was replaced with a style more focused on aesthetics. Quadrangular floor plans were seen more often, and “riddles” were designed into these buildings for the owner to entertain his guests. Many times, these were Catholic symbols, indirectly or directly.
The chimney stack and enclosed hearths becoming more popular, resulted in the large halls used in earlier Medieval architecture, become less used. Fireplaces were now placed upstairs, and the top story could be just as big as

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