Maws & Company Tile Works, Jackfield, Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire: a derelict interior

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RIBApix ref no RIBA47587
Artist/PhotographerReid, Josephine
CountryUK: England
CityJackfield
Subject Date1883
Image Date1979
ViewExterior
StyleVictorian
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 176 Ironbridge
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: In the nineteenth century Maws & Company was the biggest manufacturer of decorative tiles in the world. The demand for its products declined dramatically in the twentieth century and the factory closed in 1970. Two thirds of its factory buildings were demolished between 1974 and 1977. The remaining buildings were either renovated and converted into flats or restored to form part of the Maws Craft Centre, established in 1988.

Subject tags

factories, roofs, timber construction, dereliction, potteries