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Tudor Manor House

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Tudor Manor House

Tudor Manor House
The Tudor Manor House was built apart from the village and housed wealthy occupants who were similar to the Medieval Lord of the Manor and his family but without the judicial responsibilities which were required during the Middle Ages. The Tudor Manor House was designed with quaint gables, small mullioned windows and an array of twisted red-brick chimneys in various designs. Only the Tudors at the very top of the social scale could afford to build in brick which was seen as the new, fashionable, luxury material as opposed to the old fashioned stone. Bricks were often laid in a herringbone pattern and served as a decorative infill without any structural function.

Rooms in a Tudor Manor House
The Tudor Manor house was built on a similar design to the old medieval castles and consisted of the following rooms:

  • The Great Hall which was intended for the main meeting and dining area and used by everyone who lived in the Manor House
  • The Kitchens included cooking ovens for baking and huge fireplaces for smoking and roasting food. The kitchens were often connected to rooms called the Buttery and the Pantry
  • The Buttery was intended for storing and dispensing beverages, especially ale
  • The Pantry was intended for the storage of perishable food products
  • Storerooms - There were often several Storerooms in the Tudor Manor House often located over the buttery and pantry. Used to store non-perishable kitchen items and products
  • Private Suite of rooms intended for sleeping and as a private sitting room
  • The Garderobe was intended for use as a toilet or latrine
  • The Tudor Manor House also included various out houses such as barns, stables, hen-houses, pig sty and dairy
  • Lighting in the Tudor Manor house consisted of Rush Dips, Candles, Torches and Lanterns

Tudor Manor House
The increased use of chimneys in Tudor manor houses was due to the widespread adoption of coal as fuel as opposed to wood. The increased amount of smoke from coal made necessitated new designs for fireplaces, chimneys and flues. Chimney stacks were often clustered in groups and designed in twists, flutes and spirals. The spiralled design was functional as the hot air moved  upwards with the flow of the wind and therefore cooled down chimneys faster than other designs. The number of chimneys in a Tudor Manor house reflected the wealth and status of the owners

Tudor Manor House
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  • Info about architecture including facts about the 15th and 16th century Manor House
  • Manor Houses during the period of the Tudors
  • History, facts and interesting information about 15th and 16th century Manor House

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