Mouldings of the Tudor Period
The Tudor period occurred between 1485 and 1603 and includes the Elizabethan period. It preceded the introduction of Renaissance architecture to Britain and was the final stage of medieval architecture in England and Wales between the late Gothic Perpendicular style.
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.
Common Characteristics of American “Mock” Tudor Homes
- Steeply pitched gable roofs covered in slate
- Decorative half-timbering with stucco or brick infill panels
- Multi-paned leaded glass windows in groups
- Elaborately detailed chimneys
- Woodwork with turned and carved details
Mouldings of the Tudor period are characterized by the low “Tudor” arch, half-timbering infilled with wattle and daub, and the use of brick.
Other Characteristics of Tudor-Style Houses
- 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
- Large stained and leaded glass windows
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 older industrial cities.
Examples of Mouldings of the Tudor Period