Tudor Architecture Diagram - one of the innovations of the Tudor period is the internal chimney stack and enclosed fireplace which dispensed with the open hall that relied on a huge hearth - and enabled second storeys with fireplaces for heating.
Magnificent Marble Hall in Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. With its wonderfully extravagant oak carving by John Bucke, Marble Hall remains much as Robert Cecil, the 1st Earl of Salisbury, built it in 1611. Sometimes used as a dining room, it is the place where the Salisburys would entertain their guests with lavish banquets, dances and masques.
Little Moreton Hall is a moated 15th and 16th-century half-timbered manor house. The earliest parts of the house were built for the prosperous Cheshire landowner Sir Richard de Moreton around 1450; the remainder was constructed in various campaigns by three successive generations of the family until around 1580. The house remained in the ownership of the Moreton family for almost five centuries.