Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Date

29 August 2012
Location

Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Jackfield, Telford

SJ 68608 02962; 52.62349°N, 2.46517°W

Information

The village of Jackfield, on the banks of the River Severn in the Ironbridge Gorge, was once at the midst of the world’s decorative tile industry. Creation of ceramics in the area dates back to the 16th century, and by the 19th century the production of tiles in Jackfield was dominated by two major manufacturers: Craven Dunnill and Company, and Maw and Company. The industry in the village eventually fell into decline in the years following the Second World War.

The Jackfield Tile Museum is one of ten museums in the care of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and is located in the former tile works of Craven Dunnill. The factory was designed for owner Henry Powell Dunnill by architect Charles Lynam and was completed in 1874. The company moved out of the works in the 1950s and the site was then taken over by a metal castings company. In 1983 the factory was acquired by the Trust and tile production recommenced there in 1989. Craven Dunnill moved back to Jackfield in 2001 to take over the manufacturing business at the works.

Jackfield Tile Museum (Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust)

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

Jackfield Tile Museum

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11 thoughts on “Jackfield Tile Museum

  1. A great set. Photo 5 is my favourite. Some of these remind me of my old Grammar School which was tiled internally with ghastly victorian green tiles…must have represented a major contract at the time of building.

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