Keele’s Hidden Gem

Contribution + photograph thanks to Steve Poulson @Bowsey

List Entry Description: *Summer House. Circa 1870s. Timber frame on coursed ashlar base; Gabled tile roof. Single chamber. Deeply overhanging eaves on shaped brackets to entrance front. Central round-headed doorway flanked by similar windows, all with shaped pendant wooden keyblocks. The building is notable for containing a complete set of Minton & Hollins decorative tiles that survive intact to internal walls. Medallion to rear wall. A rare example of a fully tiled summerhouse. The attribution
of the design to Ruskin has not been confirmed.

*Privately owned

BKy1ZLgCIAEjBRc.jpg-large   BKzDNsvCUAEH8wM

BKzC28kCYAAzz_a   BKzCEF1CYAE-8r0.jpg-large

Historypin | The Potteries Tile Trail