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The Parker-Hore Archive Collection of Watercolours of Paving-tiles
held in Worcester and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
County/Country = Staffordshire AND Town/Village = Stafford
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County: Staffordshire Click on Image to see original watercolour
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Town/Village: Stafford
Place Details: Tutbury
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Iconography: Heraldic
Copied from (Collection): BAJ VII p 385 pl XLI
Watercolour Ref. No.: V006
Notebook: FMP  
Portfolio: Jas P,  
Notebook: IH 6
Other details: Four tracings (2 heraldic, 2 foliage). Figs 7, 10, 11 are drawn from tiles kindly furnished to me by our valued president, Sir Oswald Mosley, baronet., by whom they were found in the course of excavations carried on by him at Tutbury. Fig 7 charged with a shield bearing the arms of Arderne, ermine, a fesse chequy, is apparently of late in the 16th century; of this tile Sir Oswald found two examples; one with the device simply impressed into the quarry, without filling in, and the other with the indented portions filled with so thin a layer of white clay, as still to leave the red in relief. The process apparently observed in the making of this tile was somewhat different from that usually adopted, for, in this instance, the clay appears to have been impressed with the mould, its whole surface then washed over with a thin coating of white, and, afterwards, the raised parts slightly rubbed down so as to exhibit the pattern in red clay. Figs 10 and 11 are four tile patterns of bold and effective design: of Fig 10 two specimens were found; and they are valuable as showing the kind of mould used in their manufacture - the grain of the wood (elm) being distinctly impressed in the clay. It may be well to remark, that one of these tiles has been impressed with a broken mould, the other with a perfect one. Fig 8 bearing the arms of Beauchamp, gules, a fesse between six crosses crosslet or, placed diagonally so as to form when arranged in fours, an elegant heraldic quatrefoil was exhibited in the temporary museum by Mr F J Jessopp. (? Where from).
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