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- building style of Elizabeth 1 of England. (It is argued that it should not be applied to Scotland) A time of transition from Gothic to Renaissance, so a mixture of old and new concepts, with vernacular design mixed in. Church building had halted and industrial building was primitive, so the style was mainly confined to domestic architecture, it could be argued that this was the first age of the great country house. Strong on decoration and greater areas of window glass, houses were no longer grouped around a courtyard, but were generally h-plan. Best known example probably Longleat, 1550-80.
See Jacobean and Tudor