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Chertsey tileslocked

  • Gordon Campbell


Set of English medieval tiles. In 1852 excavators at the ruined Benedictine Abbey of St Peter in Chertsey, Surrey, discovered fragments of a large 13th-century tiled pavement. The designs portray scenes from the medieval romances of ‘Sir Tristrem’ and ‘Richard, Coeur de Lion’; these tiles, which are the finest example of medieval pavement art in England, are now in the British Museum. In ...

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