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Workshop, Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire

Workshop, Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire
Photograph taken 09 August 2005 © Historic England Archive. Source Mr John Cousens ref: 437803

This workshop was built for the Craven Dunnill Tile Company in the 1870s. It housed an early, gas-fired tunnel kiln through which tile batches were drawn on trolleys. The 1st floor rooms at right end housed Mosaic Rooms where women chopped strips of tile into "tesserae" and pasted them onto sheets of paper to form mosaic floor patterns. Although disused at he time of this photograph the Craven Dunnill company has since returned to the site and now operate out of the Jackfield Tile Museum (2013).