Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire

In the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Long Crendon, about halfway between Aylesbury and Oxford, is a mid-14C tile showing the Three Rabbits pattern (see under Long Melford). About a third of it is missing. It is just at the altar step, which has preserved it somewhat from wear. The church guide says the tile was made in nearby Penn and is unique. (This church is generally locked; try telephoning the Vicar on 01844-208363 or the Churchwarden on 01844-208665 if you want to get in.)
My thanks to Sue Andrew for finding this - she says it is reproduced in Carol B. Grafton, Old English Tile Designs, Dover . She has persuaded a potter to make facsimiles of the tile. The potter is Diana Hall, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset; tel: 01725-517475. My thanks to Avril Neal, the Churchwarden, for letting me in.

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