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Name: Eight medieval encaustic tiles from Reading Abbey, Berkshire
HER Number: MRM17553
Record Type: Find Spot

Grid Reference: SU 720 735
Administrative Area/Parish:Reading, Reading, Berkshire
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Summary

Eight encaustic tiles from a portion of the walk connecting the Chapter House and Chapel of Reading Abbey were found in 1910.

Monument Types

  • FLOOR (Medieval - 1121 AD to 1539 AD)

Description

During the construction of a new association workshop inside Reading Prison in 1910, eight encaustic tiles from a portion of the walk connecting the Chapter House and Chapel of Reading Abbey were found. They were donated to Reading Museum in 1961 and are now in the collection <1>.


<1> Matthew Williams, 2014, Abbey Tiles at Prison REDMG: 1961.11.1 (Unpublished document). SRM14763.

Sources

<1>Matthew Williams. 2014. Abbey Tiles at Prison REDMG: 1961.11.1. [Unpublished document / SRM14763]

Associated Events:

  • None
  • Associated Monuments

    MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)

    Associated Finds:

  • FRM14489 - FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1121 AD to 1539 AD)