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Architectural Stone Products - Tudor Window Surrounds
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Our Tudor window surrounds are authentic English Tudor reproductions. If you do not find the window surround you require then call or email and we will discuss creating a new custom window surround. Although the links below represent cast stone elements, any of these can be fabricated in limestone as well. Our window surrounds can be simple (around the window only) or complex (around the window and detailing each mullion - stone between each light). Tudor window surrounds look best with label moulding across the top and side blocking down the sides.

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


Example Window Surrounds:

See examples of Tudor Stone Window Surrounds
Gordon Window Surround Classic understated Tudor stone window surround featuring a deep chamfered recess edge. This surround can have mullions or not. This surround can support both symetrical drawing and asymetrical Example Photo side blocking. Constraints: several window daylight widths supported (as full header/sills): 12", 20", 24", 28", 30", 35.75", 40". Coping depth is 4", Coping width is 9" (at sill). Height and span are customizable. Example Photo
Larger Example Drawing (PDF)


Options:

Mullions: (drawing)

Label Moulding: small (height: 4.87", depth (total 4.75, 2" wall/brick shelf) (photo)
large (height: 6.9", depth (total 7.37, 4" wall/brick shelf) (photo)

Gothic Arched Spandrels: (photo)


Hampton Window Surround Classic Tudor stone window surround featuring a deep double recessed radius edge and a heavy, chamfered sill. This surround can have mullions or not. Constraints: several window daylight widths supported (as full header/sills): 24", 29.25", 41.5". Coping depth is 4", Coping width is 7.1" (at sill). Height and span are customizable. Example Photo
Larger Example Drawing (PDF)


Options:

Mullions: (drawing)

Label Moulding: small (height: 4.87", depth (total 4.75, 2" wall/brick shelf) (photo)
large (height: 6.9", depth (total 7.37, 4" wall/brick shelf) (photo)

Arched: total span: 41.5". Example Drawing (PDF).

Arched with Spandrels: Featuring a chevron carving in the spandrels. total span: 24". Can be combined in 1-light or several light configurations - Photo - Example Drawing (PDF).

Tracery Arched: total span: 65.25". Either 3 or 5-light supported - photo - Example Drawing (PDF).

Bay: See Bay page: Hampton Bay System.

Doorway: total span: 65.25". 3-Light overhead tracery. Example Drawing (PDF).






Upton Window Surround Classic Tudor stone window surround featuring a chamfer recess edge. This surround was developed to work with 2" deep stone veneers (versus the full 4" normal brick depth). This surround can have mullions or not. Constraints: several window daylight widths supported (as full header/sills): 13.75", 24", 28". Coping depth is 2", Coping width is 6" (at sill). Height and span are customizable.
Example Photo
Larger Example Drawing (PDF)


Options:

Mullions: (drawing) - (photo)

Label Moulding: small (height: 4.87", depth (total 4.75, 2" wall/brick shelf) (photo)




About Tudor Window Surrounds :
Architectural stone elements denote Tudor architecture (and English architecture). Some of the most important of these stone elements for the exterior of a home are window surrounds with heavy mullions. These stone structures can be quite complex with asymetrical side blocking, chamfered sills, and beautiful label moulding detailing the top portion. Label moulding serves both a practical function (serves as a drip moulding to keep water away from the window orafices), and a non-practical design function (helped to define the rectangular shape of an sometimes arched structure plus define the spring line of the arches). A Tudor window surround's asymetrical side blocking certainly strengthens one of Tudor architecture's greatest qualities: its changibility. The large copings found in these surrounds, plus the side blocking, label moulding caps, large mullions, and large sills all work together to emphasize the beautiful glazed "lights" or windows found in Tudor structures. Windows were prized in medieval England and glazed rectangular and diamond patterns of glass were (and are) hallmarks of the architecture of the period. These heavy stone surrounds also tied these architectural elements to others found of the same material (limestone typically) - namely door surrounds, watertable string courses, gable caps, quoins, and other popular implements of the period. Tudor window surrounds found in medieval England - and many times even in Tudor Revival houses of the 1840's (in England) and in the 1920's (in United States) - have "full" mullions - meaning that the surround acts as the entire structure/frame of the window from outside to inside the house and is the actual frame or jamb of the operable casement window itself. These "full" mullions allow for these wonderful structures to add architectural detail and wonderful stone accents to both the exterior AND interior of the home. Tudor Revival structures are many times enhanced by wonderful steel windows that add a narrow sight-line window frame within the surround allowing the glass to take center stage - framed by the warm tone of the stone mullions.
Date of last Modification: May 9, 2012
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