Aldershaw Tiles – tile makers

14th March 2019  |  ALUMNI | AWARD WINNERS

Winner of the 2019 HCA/Marsh Made in Britain Award

Tony KindellSussex-based Aldershaw Handmade Tiles Ltd employs traditional hand making methods using wooden moulds and 150-million-year-old local Wadhurst clay. The company is one of only a few still making sanded, rubbed or glazed mathematical tiles, used since the 1700s as a method of weatherproofing timber buildings in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Northamptonshire.

Aldershaw’s terracotta tiles can be found in floors and roofs all over the country, including on The Queen’s House at The Tower of London, Harmondsworth Medieval Barn, St James Church Piccadilly, the Real Tennis Court at Hampton Court together with the National Trust Village West Wycombe, English Heritage properties and many private estates.

Photo: Nick Carter, Marsh Christian Trust, presents the award to Tony Kindell of Aldershaw Tiles, HCA/Marsh Made in Britain Award winner 2019