Elizabethan Great House-EXCERPT: Barrington Court is a fine example of an Elizabethan manor house. It was started in 1514, but altered later. Barrington Court is also built to an E shape. This is often believed to be a symbol of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth, but is probably more a happy coincidence; many manor houses were built to this E shaped arrangement, but there were also H shaped houses, so there may well be some element of truth in the patriotic theory.
Elizabethan Great House-EXCERPT: Heydon Hall in Norfolk, built between 1581 and 1584, is a more traditional style Elizabethan house, but the classical influence can still be seen in the pediments above the windows.