MOULDINGS OF THE TUDOR PERIOD
The Tudor period occurred between 1485 and 1603 and includes the Elizabethan period. It was the final stage of medieval architecture in England and Wales between the late Gothic Perpendicular style and preceded the introduction of Renaissance architecture to Britain. It is characterized by the low, “Tudor” arch, half-timbering infilled with wattle and daub, and the use of brick.
Tudor and Elizabethan revival styles became popular in the United States in the late 19th century and remained a stylish expression through the first half of the 20th century. Steeply pitched gable roofs, often covered in slate, decorative half-timbering with stucco or brick infill panels, multi-paned leaded glass windows in groups, elaborately detailed chimneys, and woodwork with turned and carved details all typify American “mock” Tudor homes.
Dark oak paneling, often carved with linen-folds or flat, separated with a grid of slightly molded stiles and rails, ornamental plaster ceilings with gothic or organic molded ornaments, and often large, stained and leaded glass windows are often found in Tudor-style homes. Moulding profiles of the Tudor period are easy to identify as they are Medieval or Gothic in character. In the United States, stately Tudor homes are often found in early 20th century suburban developments near the older industrial cities