Tudor dwellings were built in a half-timbered style. First, stone foundations were built, which were surrounded by a raised, hole-filled step into which timber frames were inserted. During this stage, the first floor was boarded, stairs (both constructed of wood) were erected, and the jetty support beams were prepared. The second phase involved adding slate roofs, windows, and doors. This was done seasonally by labor teams who worked from a list provided by the owner/builder.
The term "tudor" is used to describe a variety of wooden buildings from England around the 15th century. They varied in size and design but usually had steeply pitched roofs covered in clay tiles or thatched grass. The English word "tudor" comes from the French for "the period of Henry VIII's reign".
Stairways were an important part of Tudor life, allowing people to access upper floors and provide means for servants to clean rooms without being seen by their masters or other people. These stairways could be as simple as two straight-backed chairs placed side by side with a plank between them or they could be carved out of a single tree trunk. The stairs would probably be made of wood but sometimes also included rope or chain steps if no wood was available.
It is believed that Tudor houses did not have internal stairs. Instead, people entered their homes through separate doorways on the ground floor or first floor.
Some Tudor homes featured upper stories that were larger than the ground floor. This was referred to as a "jetty," and it occurred when the higher stories overhung. The jetty's origins are unknown, but in a town, it was highly beneficial for increasing floor area while maintaining maximum street width. It could also be used as an additional room or office.
There are two theories on why the jetty was added. Some historians believe it was done as an improvement because it provided more living space. Others think it was used for housing servants who worked at the top of the house.
The jetty was not needed on farms because there was no limit to how wide the streets there could be. It was common for farmers to build their own houses rather than hire contractors. They would cut down trees on their land and use them for timber before they grew old enough to sell.
On average, cities' streets became wider from 15-20 feet to 60-80 feet after the jetty was built. This means that you can drive down the street without hitting a wall even if there are other cars parked along the curb. Well-to-do people also had gardens on their roofs where they could grow vegetables or flowers. These were called "roof gardens."
Cities with jettyts include London, York, Southampton, and Portsmouth. House styles include Gothic, Renaissance, and Classical.
Tudor furniture was crafted from locally sourced timber, most typically wood. The impoverished Tudors slept on straw pallets or rough mats covered by linens. There were undercovers, and instead of a bolster or cushion, a log was utilized. The affluent Tudors spent their money on four-poster beds. These large beds were often made out of oak and had Gothic design elements such as carved heads and tails at each end.
Other popular furnishings included benches, chairs, and tables. These items were usually made of wood and had cushions or pads attached to them for sitting on. Sculptures and paintings were also used as decorating pieces for walls and ceilings.
Books were an important part of life in the Tudor period. There were three types of books: religious, historical, and literary. Religious books included Bibles and prayerbooks. Historical books included chronicles, poems, and novels. Literary books included works of fiction and nonfiction.
The term "golden age of painting" is commonly applied to the period from 1450 to 1550. During this time, European art experienced its greatest achievements, primarily in painting. The style of painting produced during this era is known as Renaissance painting.
Renaisant (re-nay-zhent) means "to revive" or "to renew".
Some Tudor homes had upper levels that were larger than the ground floor and would overhang (called a "jetty"). The jetty's origins are unknown, but in a town, it would have the effect of extending the floor area above while providing the maximum street width. It could be as high as three stories if there were rooms on both sides.
The word "jetty" comes from the Old French jeter, meaning "to throw". Thus, a jetty is something that throws out into the water, such as a dock or pier. In this case, it refers to the extension into the river itself.
In London, especially around the banks of the Thames, many large houses had upper floors that looked out over the river. They were called "jetty rooms" because they gave a view of the riverbank or waterway.
These rooms usually had glass windows that opened up onto the balcony or terrace. On very tall buildings, these jetty rooms might even have small balconies attached to them, giving the impression that there were multiple floors beneath your feet.
In conclusion, a jetty is an upper floor that extends out over the edge of a building or platform. This is what makes them different from a deck. A deck is just another term for a patio or porch.
Some Tudor homes featured upper storeys that were larger than the ground floor. A "jetty" was the area where the higher storeys would overhang. The designer's identity is still unknown. If you were in a town, however, the jetty would provide you with an expanded floor space with maximum street width. For example, a house with a jetty of 20 feet could have three bedrooms on the third floor.
The reason some houses were built with jetties and others weren't is not clear but it may have had something to do with money or location. A jetty can make up for a lack of height otherwise present in a building by providing additional space. This would be particularly useful if you wanted to expand your home over time without making large changes (or at least smaller changes) to its size. A jetty could also help if you lived in an area with lots of traffic or limited parking spaces around your home. A third-floor apartment with a jetty would be great for getting out of of doors when the weather is bad or if you want to see what's going on in town.
There are two types of jetty designs: with and without stairs. Without stairs, there would be no way to access the higher floors except via an elevator which wasn't as common then as it is now. With stairs, people could reach those higher floors easily even if they didn't have anything special needs or requirements.