I'll tell you what.
In the course of my searching, I came across a number of non-church
structures from the 1550's.
Since your interest is not only in churches, but in the architectural
styles of the period, I'll list some of these, as well. As a bit of a
bonus, I'll also give you a full run-down of my search strategy, as it
was fairly involved (dare I say, even 'sophisticated'), and might be
of interest to you.
First the list:
The only additional church to add is this one:
Church of St Deiniol , Worthenbury
...A chapel is mentioned here in 1388, and it is known that a brick
and timber structure was constructed in 1557
But there are quite a number of other structures from the same time
...Berwick's extensive fortifications surrounding the old town were
built between 1558 and 1570 to replace earlier medieval defences.
...Castle Bromwich Hall is a Jacobean Mansion that was built between
1557 and 1585 by Sir Edward Devereaux, the first MP for Tamworth in
Staffordshire. It was single storey with a plain entrance.
...Built in 1554, it used to be a courthouse, was used for
cockfighting in the bad old days, and then became a Coaching Inn.
...St. Michael's Church is another building of particular interest to
visitors. Although there are some earlier features the main part of
the building is in the perpendicular style and was built between 1350
...Mount Edgcumbe House is a magnificent example of a red stone Tudor
House, it was built between 1547 and 1553 by Sir Richard Edgcumbe of
Wythenshawe Hall and Park, Northenden, Manchester
...The Tatton family built Wythenshawe Hall in 1557
...It was built on the site of a blockhouse built as part of a series
of fortifications built in 1548-1554.
[Chaucer's tomb dates to this time...WARNING! This is a very large download]
'That ther lakke no word...'
A COGNITIVE STUDY OF EXISTENTIAL THERE IN THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER
...His tomb in Westminster Abbey pins down his date of death to
October 25 1400, but since this tomb may have been erected as late as
1555; no reliable evidence exists as to the exact date of his death
[and here's an actual architectural milestone!]
Mount Edgcumbe House
...Across the water from the historic city of Plymouth lies the great
Cornish House of Mount Edgcumbe. The house was built between 1547 and
1553 for the renowned Edgcumbe family of Cotehele and became the home
of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe.
...For the first time in England a house was built to take advantage
of the wonderful situation and views rather than as a defensive house
built around a courtyard.
...A castle was built in 1450 (only the gatehouse survives) and was
supplanted by a Tudor castle built in 1555 and Georgian remodeling.
...Yorkshire, a baroque palace built in 1556
...Warwickshire, has been the home of the Lucy family since 1247, and
the present house was built in 1558
...The Tudor Merchant's House was built in 1558 by the Lylley family of dyers.
There are more out there. Perhaps you'd like to take a try at finding
I used three different searches to find these items, and each search
combined a variety of Google search syntaxes.
For starters, there was this one:
[ church "built OR constructed OR erected OR modified in 1553..1558"
uk OR england ]
(the brackets are just a stylistic convenience...don't use them in an
This search uses three advanced Google features: quote marks, the OR
term, and the numer range tool. What's more, the three are actually
nested one inside another.
Let's break it apart:
church -- looks for web pages that contains this term. You might want
to try other terms, such as [ parish ] or [ chapel ]
OR -- this term (always in caps) is just what you would think, and
tells Google to look for [ built ] OR [ constructed ] OR....etc. I
also used it to find pages with UK OR England.
1553..1558 -- a very nice feature, the number range (two dots) tells
Google to find pages that contain any number within this range.
quote marks -- Tells Google to find an exact phrase, that is, the
exact combination of words used in the search query.
nesting -- This is where it all comes together. Originally I intended
to search on [ "built in 1553..1558" ], whcih would find any of the
following exact phrases:
built in 1553
built in 1554
built in 1555
built in 1556
built in 1557
built in 1558
But writers don't always use the word 'built', so I used the OR tool
to add in 'constructed' OR 'erected' OR 'modified' and so on. This
makes for an awkward-looking combination of terms, but this one search
will find all uses of phrases like "built in 1553" or "constructed in
Here are the actual results from this search, which you might want to
peruse for any additional information of interest:
I also searched on:
"built OR constructed OR erected OR modified in 1553..1558" uk OR england
to remove the [ church ] term, and open up the search more broadly to
any sort of structure.
Lastly, I added a wildcard (*) term, which proved to be a bit too much
for poor Google, as it only returned a small number of results:
"built OR constructed OR erected OR modified * 1553..1558" uk OR england
The intent here, though (which did work!) was to replace the word [ in
] with a wildcard that could find, e.g., 'built during' or 'erected
after', and similar sorts of word combinatins.
This is a lot to swallow all at once about searching. If you need
some clarification of any of this, just ask, and I'm at your service.
P.S. And for a little more on both me and Google Answers, there's always this:
An Insider's View of Google Answers