Reclaimed Encaustic Tiles by W. Godwin of Lugwardine


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Object Description

These mid 19th century antique encaustic tiles with fleur de lys pattern were reclaimed from a local Herefordshire church. We have around 125 tiles in the same design available, available for purchase in panels of 9 as pictured. Please enquire for more details.

Dating from the mid 19th century, these reclaimed encaustic tiles are by W. Godwin of Lugwardine, Herefordshire. They are of a neo-medieval style, made in buff and red terracotta colours, and detailed with a central cross with fleur de lys at each edge.

Godwin Tiles

Though William Godwin began manufacturing quarry tiles, bricks and drainpipes at his factory in Lugwardine, Herefordshire in 1851, it wasn’t until 1852 that the firm began making encaustic floor tiles. Based on medieval prototypes, the tiles proved extremely popular and the business opened a second factory at Withington in 1863. In later years, William went into partnership with his son and traded as ‘Godwin & Co’, a name that would become reputable until long after William’s death in 1925.

Additional Dimensions

Each tile 10.6 x 10.6 cm square, 2 cm deep.

Object History

Made by W. Godwin of Lugwardine, Herefordshire. Reclaimed from a local Herefordshire church.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Some mortar residue. Condition varies; surfaces worn to different degrees depending on where the tiles were placed when originally used as a floor. Chips and scuffs. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

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    W:10.6 x H:10.6 x D:2 centimeters
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Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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Grove Barn
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