Now housing the Jackfield Tile Museum, the Craven Dunnill factory was built in1870 to meet the ever-growing demand in the country for decorative tiles.
In particular, it was noted for its red encaustic floor tiles in a mediaeval style of pattern. These were used in the restoration of many churches, including the floor of Chester Cathedral.
Much smaller than the Maws Tile Works, the factory continued in production until the 1950s.
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