Elizabethan architecture

Elizabethan architecture was the architecture that dominated during the reign of Elizabeth the 1st between 1558 and 1603. The architectural style was regarded as a part of the last phase of the Tudor period, but with hints of European renaissance style.


Heavily inspired by the old Greek and Roman architecture. The Elizabethans used great columns to frame their entrances and expensive stone replaced wood and cheaper materials. Features such as glass windows, pillared porches, thatched roofs and high chimneys were included in the buildings. The Italian Renaissance and Dutch architecture were also sources of inspiration for the style.


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