Link to TileWeb Home Page  TileWeb: Paving-tile Watercolours Online

The Collections:

The Parker-Hore Archive Collection of Watercolours of Paving-tiles
held in Worcester and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
County/Country = Derbyshire
First Record Previous Record Back to
Results Gallery
Back to Search
Entry Form
New Search Next Record Last Record
6 of 62 Record
County: Derbyshire Click on Image to see original watercolour
Click for larger version of this image
Town/Village: Bakewell
Place Details:  
Artist and Date:  
Iconography: Fleur de lys, quatrefoil, rosette, rose, cross, knot
Copied from (Collection): BAJ VII p 388 Jan 1852
Watercolour Ref. No.: D006
Notebook: FMP  
Portfolio: Jas P,  
Notebook: IH 2
Other details: Four tracings in pencil: Besides the tiles exhibited on Plate XLII several others of equal interest occur at Bakewell, these are of the kind described in the beginning of the paper as having been found at Repton; they are of dark blue colour, and have the lines of the pattern simply indented upon the surface. One of these is a singular pattern and forms when placed together in fours, an elegant foliated cross within a quatrefoil, four of these showing the connected design are shown in Fig 1. Another pattern has a quatrefoil and leaves as shown in Fig 2. One of the most interesting and curious tiles which the Bakewell series presents is of the shape shown in Fig 3. It is 3 1/2 inches in length on the curved edges, and 1 3/4 inches in breadth at the lower end and has the pattern lines indented. This curious and unique tile has most probably been used when placed together, for the purpose of forming the elegant geometrical pavement (Fig 4) the intervening spaces of the vesica form having most likely been filled in with tiles bearing the sacred emblem of the fish, the same tiles may also have been used for forming a border of an arcade pattern. In Fig 4 the indented pattern of flowers within circles are not shown.
First Record Previous Record Back to
Results Gallery
Back to Search
Entry Form
New Search Next Record Last Record

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.
None of this material may be reproduced in any form without permission.

  Link to Worcestershire Museums Link to the Ashmolean Museum Home Page
Link to the Millennium Commission Worcestershire Archaeological Society Logo