The Milton Abbas Local History Group have been recording all the medieval tiles in the Chapel. We have photographed them at high resolution.
The tiles were moved from the Abbey Church during its Victorian restoration. They show the results of 600 years of wear and tear, and much of the original glaze has worn off.
Just imagine how many monk’s and pilgrim’s feet have trodden here!
They are well worth a look as some are quite rare.
For more on the importance of St Catherine’s Chapel see our website.
There is good information on the tiles in the book by by A B Emden ‘Medieval Decorated Tiles in Dorset’, Phillimore 1977.