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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