We will take a very quick snap shot view of the Tudor and Stewart House, focusing more on Georgian and Victorian houses. Tudor/Elizabethan (pre 1603)
. Tudor buildings were either often timber framed or full timber construction. However in 1666 the Great Fire of London wiped out over 13000 Tudor houses leaving only a handful in London today. Most Tudor Buildings are now listed. Stuart (1603 – 1714)
After the Great Fire, homes in the Stuart period were re built in full-brick construction and other characteristics include:
- small rooms at the top of the house for servants.
- wood panelling.
- elaborate fireplaces.
In 1696 the window tax was introduced which led to some homes having some window spaces bricked up. Whilst many of these windows were reinstated when the tax was repealed in the 1850s it does account for a number of bricked-up windows that can be seen around London.