Tudor Architecture is a style that was around during the reign of the Tudor Monarchs - 1485-1603.
The stereotypical architectural style that we all think of when we hear the term Tudor is of a black and white half timbered house. Built by using wooden frames filled in with wattle and daub, but this is just one style of Tudor Architecture.
It was during the Tudor period that the use of bricks became a common and fashionable item in the building of homes for the wealthy. Bricks were an expensive building material and therefore only affordable to the rich.
A main feature of Tudor brick buildings was the very ornate chimneys which can be seen on many of red brick Tudor Buildings which are still in existence across the United Kingdom.
King Henry VIII made the main contribution to architecture during the Tudor reign. He had over sixty architectural marvels built during his reign which ran from 1509 - 1547; totalling almost two buildings for every year of his reign.
Tudor architectual style enjoyed a revival in the 19th century and many mock tudor buildings were constructed.