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Architectural Stone Products - Tudor Fireplaces
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Our Tudor fireplaces are authentic English Tudor reproductions. If you do not find the fireplace you require then call or email and we will discuss creating a new custom fireplace. Although the links below represent cast stone elements, any of these can be fabricated in limestone as well. Our fireplaces have at least 3 basic configurations: the inner surround only (config A), the inner and outer surround (config B), and the inner and outer surrounds with a mantle shelf (config C). Our fireplaces have a variety of options - such as: alternate inner surround carvings, alternate outer surround configurations, optional undermantles and overmantles, optional slips, and alternate hearths.

All of the cast stone elements listed here can be customized to fit a variety of firebox openings, heights, widths, lengths, colors (4 std), and sizes.


Example Fireplaces:

See examples of Tudor Stone Fireplaces

Tudor Fireplace Classic understated Tudor stone fireplace featuring a 2-center arched opening. There are 5 different spandrel carvings available: English Oak Leaves, Quatrefoil/trefoil, Tudor Rose and Vines, Shield and Vines, and plain (recess only). Constraints: Min arch span of 42", Max arch span of 52.5". Coping depth is 5.5", Coping width is 5.5". Height and span are customizable. Example Photo
Larger Example Drawing (PDF)


Options:

Configurations: inner surround only (config A, (drawing)),
inner and outer surround (config B, (drawing)), and inner and outer surrounds with a mantle shelf (config C, (drawing)).

Spandrel Carvings: English Oak Leaves (Photo), Quatrefoil/trefoil (Photo), Tudor Rose and Vines (Photo), Shield and Vines (Photo), and plain (recess only).

Outer surrounds: blocked (Photo), blocked with lambs-tongue edges (Photo), Columns (Photo), L-Shaped (drawing)

Mantles: Standard (without columns on outer surround), Extra deep standard (without columns outer surround), Projected Standard (for column outer surround only), Octagonal Corners (column outer surround only)

Undermantles: quatrefoil panels with or without rosette inserts (drawing), or our more complex quatrefoil panel (as seen on the Elizabeth Fireplace) Example Photo.

Overmantles: rectilinear framed with large blocking (photo), and canopy (8 degrees of lean/chamfer) with large blocking (drawing).

Hearths: 2" thick with either square edges -or- OGEE edges -or- chamfer (0.25, 0.5", or 0.75") edges. Also available is an extra thick heather with .75" chamfered edge, or a coped edging at 4.75" thickness (drawing).

Slips: 1" thick panels to cover space between firebox and arched opening (photo).







Elizabeth Fireplace



Tudor stone fireplace for medium (42"-52" wide) firebox openings featuring a 2-center arched opening and a classic set of spandrel carvings (including a blank carving as shown). Constraints: Min arch span of 42", Max arch span of 52.5". Coping depth is 5.5", Coping width is 5.5". Height and span are customizable. Example Photo
Example Drawing
Example Drawing (PDF)

Options: (same as Tudor Fireplace above)






Oxford Fireplace



Tudor stone fireplace for smaller (36" wide) firebox openings featuring a 2-center arched opening and a classic chevron spandrel carving. Constraints: Min arch span of 34", Max arch span of 36". Coping depth is 5.375", Coping width is 5.55". Height and span are customizable. Example Photo
Larger Example Drawing (PDF)

Options: (same as Tudor Fireplace above)






Cambridge Fireplace



Tudor stone fireplace for larger (47"-59" wide, and up to 70" with additionl insert) firebox openings featuring a 2-center arched opening and a classic quatrefoil spandrel carving. Constraints: Min arch span of 47", Max arch span of 59.5". Coping depth is 10.625", Coping width is 10.5". Height and span are customizable.
Example Drawing
Example Drawing (PDF)

Options: (same as Tudor Fireplace above)






Henry VII Fireplace



Tudor stone fireplace for less formal environments such as a keeping room or an inglenook featuring a simplier coping (chamfer) and a nice 4-center arched opening. Constraints: Min arch span of 38", Max arch span of 42". Coping depth is 5", Coping width is 7". Height and span are customizable.
Example Drawing
Example Drawing (PDF)

Options: (same as Tudor Fireplace above)






Camden Fireplace



Tudor stone fireplace for discrete formal environments such as a living room or a dining room featuring a projected mantle and a rectilinear opening. Constraints: Min firebox width of 34", Max width of 45" (without slips). Coping depth is 6.12", Coping width is 7". Height and span are customizable.
Example Drawing
Example Drawing (PDF)

Options: (hearth options same as Tudor Fireplace above)





About Tudor Fireplaces :
Architectural stone elements denote Tudor architecture (and English architecture). Some of the most important of these stone elements for the interior of a home are arched fireplaces. The large structures were many times in a canopy configuration (not recessed into the wall) to allow for the firebox itself to remain at floor height for access, and then canopy out over the fire to catch the smoke. Fireplaces tend to be large in historical Tudor structures as they had to heat large great halls. Tudor fireplaces are the focal point of the architecture in most rooms in the manor house (as they are today). The fireplaces would also be found in kitchens, solars, bedrooms, and cozy inglenooks. Authentic Tudor fireplace stone elements are actually called firepieces, and have a very slight angle of rise to the apex (usually between 6-11 degrees rise angle). These fireplaces almost always have some sort of carving on the spandrel corners. These fireplaces are usually arched (flattened arch) with either a 2-center or 4-center arch. Many of the fireplaces have wonderful paneling that surrounded the stone fireplace (or firepiece) - oddly enough many have NO mantle shelf in this case.
Date of last Modification: May 7, 2012
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