Tudor houses

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Jetty


The upper storeys of some Tudor houses were bigger than the ground floor and would overhang (called a jetty).

The origins of the jetty are not entirely known but certainly in a town, it would have the effect of enlarging the floor space above whilst giving maximum street width.

Windows


The use of glass became more widespread during the Tudor period.

Tall, narrow casement windows.
Small window panes.
Look for wooden window frames.

What is it made of?


Houses were usually made of timber (wood) and wattle and daub.

Wattle is the intertwined sticks that are placed in a wall between posts. You can see the woven sticks in the photographs below.

Daub is a mixture of clay, sand and dung that is smeared (daubed) into and over the wattle to make the wall.

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One Response to “Tudor houses”

  1. Millie-Jay says:

    Excellent work Charles/Chaz.

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