An enormous amount of tile was recovered during 10 years of excavation at Randall Manor. Storage space is always a concern when managing an archaeological dig and it was decided that some of the tile had to be discarded. Before this could happen we wanted to collect as much relevant data as possible about the tiles that had been retained.
In 2015 volunteers got together to record details including fabric colour, core details, measurements, hole shapes and descriptive aspects such as glaze, animal or human prints and tally marks.
*Update: during a recent visit to Igtham Mote, Kent, these photos were taken. They show how a roof tile would be made and attached to the roof. The same would have been employed at Randall Manor:
(Photos by R. Smalley)