Homes for the not so rich
Those living at this time saw a long period of peace in England and an improved quality of life for many.
The old medieval, manorial system of serfs had fallen apart. There was a steady growth in middle class types such as yeoman farmers and merchants.
Tudor and Stuart times saw a burst of new house building including a large number of timber framed buildings. These were 'pre-fabricated' in the carpenter's yard - the timbers were shaped and marked to show where they fitted into each other. They were taken to the site to be put together.
How is this house different to Norman and Medieval homes for the less rich?
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Lots of these houses with timber frames and 'wattle and daub' (woven stick and mud ) panels were built in Tudor times.