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Tudor Arch
A pointed arch based on four circular arcs.

the setting out of a tudor arch

Once again the setting out for the arch is fairly simple. I have seen these arches a lot more rounded than this and in modern design like laminated timber portal arches the small arcs at the bottom remain while the top ones transition into straight lines.

tudor arches at hampton court

These arches came into being during the reigns of the Tudor monarchs in England. There is a fine example of the Tudor style of architecture at Hampton Court Palace on the banks of the river Thames just S.W. of London. The photo above is of some of the windows to the great hall which was built sometime after 1514. Here are some more photos of the great hall, this time of the hammer beam roof trusses which are lined up with the buttresses that you can see here.

a tudor arched window

Hampton Court again, this time small window that shows how small it is possible to go with the smaller arcs, but still retain the effect.

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