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Medieval decorated tile from Friarn Meadow, Bridgwater

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Found ca. 1977. Private collection.

The tile is 127-130mm square (5 inch) and 22mm thick
Clear or brown glaze dribble down edge by griffin's tail with specks of clear/brown glaze on face of tile in depressions
Sanded back with no depressions.
Smooth sides, cut with slight bevel and with some striations esp along edge at top of griffin's head
Uniform fine light red-brown, with some small vesicles on broken corner

Sketches of tile fragments from the same collection, made by the owner

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11 December 2002. P. Cattermole. All Content © Bridgwater Heritage Group, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved, do not reproduce material without permission.

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