Tile pavements from Chertsey Abbey, Surrey

by Shaw, Henry

Publisher: Basil M. Pickering in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 47 Downloads: 47
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  • Pavements, Tile,
  • Pavements, Mosaic

Edition Notes

Other titlesSpecimens of tile pavements, Encaustic tile pavements
Statementby Henry Shaw.
The Physical Object
Pagination[47] leaves of plates (3 double) :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16733991M

'Specimens of Tile Pavements,' ; and 'Handbook of the Art of Illumination as practised during the Middle Ages,' He contributed papers to the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, including an 'Account of the Remains of a Tile Pavement recently found within the precincts of Chertsey Abbey, Surrey' (Proceedings, , iii. –77). Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or Missing: Chertsey Abbey. Manwaring Shurlock wrote `Tiles from Chertsey Abbey Surrey representing early romance subjects’, published in The book followed the accidental discovery of Medieval tiles on Chertsey Abbey Estate in Shurlock had been studying encaustic tiles in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, but moved to Chertsey in   Shaw was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in , and contributed a few papers to its ‘Proceedings,’ of which the most important was an ‘Account of the Remains of a Tile Pavement recently found within the precincts of Chertsey Abbey, Surrey’ (Proceedings, , iii. –77). He edited in a reproduction of Walter.

The tilery which functioned during the s to the s at Tylers Green, Penn, near High Wycombe, was the best known and most successful of all the medieval commercial tileries, while there was also a tilery in the north of the county at Little Brickhill, on Watling Street, which worked in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . Audio Books & Poetry Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion Essential Cast. Librivox Free Audiobook. Aphorism Macro Mandarin Chinese Lessons with Wei Lai MAKE Podcast Full text of "Chertsey Abbey . Bryant, Rosemary Pub Walks in Surrey 1st Published Countryside Books Bryant, Rosemary Village Walks in Surrey 1st Published Countryside Books Bryce. Derek An Account of the Remarkable Pavement Tiles from Chertsey Abbey, 1st Published privately by Manwaring Sherlock in the 's.

In the removal of a wooden floor in the chapter-house at Westminster, exposed to view a tile pavement in good preservation which, though it can hardly be the pavement in question, is evidently of contemporary manufacture. The finest and most artistic of these early English tiles were those found in Chertsey Abbey in Surrey.

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Manusciriptownership notation by the artist Hesketh Hubbard (), who bought the folio in Background from the British Museum:Medieval, about AD From Chertsey, EnglandSaladin's fall to Richard the Lion HeartThese belong to the largest group of tiles in The British Museum's collections, found at the site of Chertsey Abbey, Surrey.

Part of a collection of tiles of red earthenware with impressed designs filled with white slip. The whole covered with a clear lead glaze. The designs consist of Latin inscriptions written in Lombardic characters (Pl: E: A: LA: U).

Originally from Chertsey Abbey, Surrey. English, made at Chertsey, second half 13th century. Museum Number Chertsey is most famous today for its outstanding medieval tiles, made on site to re-floor the Abbey church in the later 13th century.

These tiles were found in July at the corner of Colonels Lane next to the Abbey Field, just across the road from this museum. Most of the pavement tiles from Chertsey Abbey (Surrey) were discovered ineven though the medieval building was demolished for building material.

The glazed earthenware tiles from this floor mosaic had been removed from their original location and stored in a disorganized way in a garden. The tiles made and used at Chertsey Abbey were more complex.

Some showed legends such as the story of Tristan and Isolde (a popular French romantic myth). Others depicted historical events such as the 'Crusades', which, in the 13 th century when these tiles were made, was a recent event.

Chertsey Abbey was a wealthy and powerful Benedictine. This tile was once part of a highly decorated floor at Chertsey Abbey, Surrey. Pavements of decorated ceramic tiles were a medieval innovation, adding richness and splendour to great churches.

They were used subsequently in secular contexts, including castles and royal residences. Chertsey Abbey has again Surrey book in the news with the discovery of some more of the medieval tiles by a local builder and various exhibitions at Chertsey Museum.

The magnificent tiles of Chertsey Abbey were accidently discovered in by the owner of the site, Mr Samuel made the acquaintance of another local man, Dr Manwaring.

Page - After this the king had a great council, and very deep speech with his ' witan ' about this land, how it was peopled, or by what men ; then sent his men over all England, into every shire, and caused to be ascertained how many hundred hides were in the shire, or what land the king himself had, and cattle within the land, or what dues he ought to have, in twelve months.

Chertsey tiles can be seen in many different locations, having been recycled in the same way as the rest of the abbey. Some were used on St. Ann’s Hill as the floor of the summerhouse of the Rt.

Hon Charles James Fox, whilst others can still be found in the church in Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire, installed in the late 19th century. Chertsey Abbey: a Benedictine monastery on the banks of Abbey River is a Scheduled Monument in Chertsey St Ann's, Surrey, England.

See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. Chertsey Abbey, dedicated to St Peter, was a Benedictine monastery located at Chertsey in the English county of Surrey. It was founded in AD by Saint Erkenwald who was the first abbot, and from AD the Bishop of the same time he founded the abbey at Chertsey, Erkenwald founded Barking Abbey on the Thames east of London, where his sister Saint Dedicated to: St Peter.

Books and journals Angell, S, The Excavations Upon the Site of Chertsey Abbey,() Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume II, (), Pocock, W W, Chertsey Abbey: Excavated Encaustic Tiles And Stone Coffins, (), Poulton, R, Archaeological investigations on the site of Chertsey Abbey, (   Tiles showing scenes from the story of Tristan, c.

/70, British Museum, London (originally from Chertsey Abbey, Surrey). Image © Wikimedia Commons Only very few tiled pavements from the Middle Ages survive in their entirety, but I had the good fortune to get to see one of them only last week when I was travelling in the south-west of England.

St Peter’s Church, Guildford Street, Chertsey has Coade stone aisle window tracery () stamped Coade and Sealy, and a few Chertsey Abbey tiles in the chancel. St Mary’s Church, Chiddingfold was rebuilt by Henry Woodyer inthe Minton tile pavement in the nave being a part of these works; in the chantry chapel are two Doulton terracotta panels designed.

Full text of "Illustrations of medieval romance on tiles from Chertsey Abbey" See other formats Google This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.

Surrey Archaeological Collections/Volume 1/Some Account of the Encaustic Tiles and Stone Coffins excavated on the Site of Chertsey Abbey in of many of these very beautiful and interesting remains, have been published by Mr.

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The Jackfield Conservation Studio Tile conservation and restoration. the British Museum also holds some fine tiles found at Chertsey Abbey in Surrey also dating from the early period. Byland, Rievaulx and Fountains Abbeys in Yorkshire all held, some still in situ, intricately cut mosaic or geometric style tile pavements dating from the end.

Chertsey is a town in Surrey, England, on the right bank of the River Thames where it is met by the Abbey River and a tributary, the River is in the Greater London Urban Area, bordered by Thorpe Park, junction 11 of the M25 motorway, Addlestone and the villages of Lyne, Longcross and ey is 29 kilometres (18 mi) south-west of central y: England.

These fragments of a tile were once part of a highly decorated floor at Chertsey Abbey, Surrey. Pavements of decorated ceramic tiles were a medieval innovation.

They were used to add richness and splendour to great churches initially but they were subsequently used in secular contexts, including castles and royal residences pins. Tile of red earthenware, from Chertsey Abbey.

English, ca. Museum Number C Illustrations of medieval romance on tiles from Chertsey Abbey, ([Urbana] University of Illinois, New York, Johnson Reprint Corp., ;, []), by Roger Sherman Loomis (page images at HathiTrust) Brick and tile ([Washington, ]), by Association of American Railroads.

Significantly, catalogues of tiles from Germany and Denmark are modelled on Eames's BM catalogue, and with Tom Fanning she produced an important corpus of Irish medieval tiles, published in Encaustic tiles,Chertsey Abbey, Surrey.

Richard I, Coeur de Lion or Lionheart (),left,king of England fromand Saladin, Sal al-Din al-Ayyubu, () in combat during Crusade ofThird Crusade. This tile was once part of a highly decorated floor at Chertsey Abbey, Surrey. The tilers working at Chertsey during the second half of the thirteenth century produced work that was both decoratively and technically of the highest quality.

The creature depicted on this tile may be related to signs of the zodiac, although an identification with. These Westminster tiles have never been published and none of the books on the Abbey give a plan of the tile floor of the Chapter House or have much to say about it.

Yet it is interesting for its design; it is an instructive study in tilework and it has the extraordinary historical interest that it was the pavement on which the first of all.

In the 13th century nearby Chertsey Abbey was producing the best floor tiles in England. During later centuries roofing tiles became so good in the county that thatched houses are unusual in Surrey.

In Surrey, and in Sussex and Kent, another use of tiles developed. From the late 17th century tiles were hung vertically to protect the upper floors.

This tile was once part of a highly decorated floor at Chertsey Abbey, Surrey. Pavements of decorated ceramic tiles were a medieval innovation, adding richness and splendour to great churches.

They were used subsequently in secular contexts, including castles and. Medieval tiles decorated with zodiac signs; representations of the labours of the months; lion, dragon and foliage designs made by master-craftsmen at Chertsey Abbey.

Chertsey Tiles discoveredfrom about - pins. About. The historical town of Chertsey has a number of listed buildings including the Cedars, home to Chertsey attractions include Thorpe Park, JB Waterski – the UK’s leading wakeboard and watersports resort, St Ann’s Hill (a protected monument), Chertsey Meads and the Great Cockcrow miniature steam railway in nearby Lyne.

You can also visit Chertsey Abbey. The Tiles. By the 13th century, Chertsey Abbey was renowned as a centre producing encaustic tiles.

Many cathedrals used the tiles for flooring, including Westminster Abbey, where they can still be seen in the floor of the Chapter House. A few remain at Chertsey in the Memorial Chapel.Chertsey.

Now available on the Surrey History Centre website: indexes to the Chertsey Poor Law Union admission and discharge books (April to July ). This index is also available to search through this website.