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Anatomy of a Tudor Arch

Tudor arch anatomyA complete Tudor Arch doorway is made up of the following parts:

  •  Arch (2pcs)
  • Arch Jamb (2pcs)
  • Arch Transom (1pc)
  • Right Spandrel front (1pc)
  • Right Spandrel back (1pc)
  • Left Spandrel front (1pc)
  • Left Spandrel back (1pc)
  • Frame Jamb LH (1pc)
  • Frame Jamb RH (1pc)
  • Frame Transom (1pc)
  • Plynth Block (2pcs)

Masterpiece Tudor Arches are designed to accommodate traditional 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 drywall construction. We can make our Tudor Arch Doorways to accommodate nearly any size doorway. Our largest to date is 12’ wide x 12’ high.

Finished Tudor Arch Doorway opening is 7-1/2” less than the drywall framed opening and the width of the outer frame  is 8” wider than the drywall framed opening.

Tudor Arch DimensionsTudor architecture is the architectural styling of the Tudor period. During this period, England and Wales were ruled by the House of Tudor, a series of five monarchs of Welsh origin who reigned from 1485 until 1603. They were:

  • Henry VII (1485 - 1509)
  • Henry VIII (1509 - 1547) 
  • Edward VI (1547 - 1553)
  • Mary I (1553 - 1558)
  • Elizabeth I, (1558 - 1603)

The Tudor architecture period usually refers to the historical period between 1500 and 1560, especially in relation to the history of England. Although genuine Tudor architecture is limited to the UK, examples of  “Tudor" may be found throughout the world. The original Tudor architecture is characterized as a collection of Late Gothic styles formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry and some Roman and Gothic classical detailing. The iconic feature of Tudor styling is the flatten arch. This arch uses four radii to define the arch, starting with a small radius to transition from the left vertical to a large radius with its center in the right half of the door to define the top portion of the arch. This pattern is repeated for the right side of the door.


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