Tile from Cleeve Abbey, Washford, Somerset

Tile from Cleeve Abbey, Washford, Somerset
Photograph taken October 1999 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k990913

A medieval tile from Cleeve Abbey depicting a knight on horseback. He holds a sword in one hand and a round shield in the other. The Abbey itself was founded in 1198 and many of its surviving buildings date from the 13th and 14th centuries. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Somerset Washford

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

monastery tile art design knight horse sword shield medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage