Coloured glazed tiles, from floor, wall or fireplace.
Broken tiles made at the Broseley factory in Shropshire. Similar but not identical to tiles used in the rectory and church, these may have been samples. One has a simple floral design. The other shows a bird, possibly an eagle.
Remains of a tile bearing the arms of King’s College, Cambridge. Found at Hempstead Rectory in Norfolk, which was a King’s living.
Moulded tile, red majolica. Such tiles were used not only on floors but also on fireplace surrounds, washstands, and to decorate hallways, porches and public houses.
Technology for mass-produced polychrome under-glaze transfer-printing was being developed in Fenton c. 1850. After that, multi-coloured transfer images on pot lids, jars, vases, plates and tiles became much more common. These tiles display Arts and Crafts...