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The Collections:
Parker-Hore

The Parker-Hore Archive Collection of Watercolours of Paving-tiles
held in Worcester and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

 

The study of architectural ceramics

 

Decorated paving tiles have attracted considerable scholarly study during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries but their decoration has received less attention. The watercolours of the Parker-Hore collection provides an opportunity to look at the individual designs that made up the magnificent original medieval pavements.

Pavement - Westminster pavement in the Muniment Room, Westminster Abbey (photograph courtesy of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey)
St Pierre rosace - Circular pavement from St Pierre-sur-Dives, northern France (under re-construction)  
Some were great circular pavements as that from St Pierre-sur-Dives, northern France, others were square or rectangular.

The following pages examine some aspects of paving tiles:

Details of lithographs of the paving tiles from St Pierre-sur-Dives, 
    France (Ashmolean)

Top left: Circular pavement from St Pierre-sur-Dives, northern France (under re-construction)
Top right: Westminster pavement in the Muniment Room, Westminster Abbey (photograph courtesy of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey)
Bottom right: Details of lithographs of the paving tiles from St Pierre-sur-Dives, France (Ashmolean)

 

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Copyright of this digital resource will be held jointly by
the Ashmolean Museum, Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery and by the Worcestershire Archaeological Society.
Copyright of the original drawings is held by
the Ashmolean Museum and by the Worcestershire Archaeological Society respectively.

last updated: jcm/7-jun-2004

 
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