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A floor tile handed in by a Gillingham resident has raised a query over its manufacture.

A resident of Victoria Road, Gillingham has presented a floor tile to the Museum.  The tile, measuring 15cms x 15cms, came from  a property built in 1891.  Whilst the building itself is made of Gillingham brick it is certainly possible that the tile was manufactured by the Gillingham Pottery, Brick and Tile Company.

On the underside of the tile is a raised dimple in one square and an animal (lion or horse?) in the middle square.  The animal’s head appears damaged either from when being lifted off the ground or in manufacture.

Can anyone add any information?  Does anyone have a Catalogue of the Gillingham Pottery, Brick and Tile Company?

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