The roof tiles available from Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd certainly are varied and extremely versatile. We have a wide range of speciality high quality roof tiles to satisfy the needs of our customers.
Our Clayhall range of high quality roof tiles have been created to ensure you get all the features of the very best handmade clay tiles, the Clayhall handcrafted range of tiles offers an fine alternative when your budget restricts what you can afford. Best of all, you will not be compromising on the quality or durability when you buy this high quality roof tile.
The Classic range of plain tiles is one of the best ranges of clay tiles available for you to buy today. We source only the finest raw materials for our skilled craftsmen to create the very best high quality handmade clay roof tiles. The durability of these tiles cannot be beaten so you will end up with a high quality roof tile that will last for many years to come.
The Conservation range of high quality handmade clay roof tiles has become a firm favourite with our customers.
Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd have the Conservation range available in two very distinctive colours. These high quality roof tiles are made by using a very fine sand for a superior finish.
The Conservation Weathered variety has a natural warm tone, offering a rather mellow and settled look and The Conservation Red variety is just what you need for any vertical tiling projects. The latter is particularly in keeping for villages and hamlets with the charm they radiate.
London has a vast array of period properties that often look out of place if modern roof tiles are used. At Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd, we understand the need to maintain our capital cities heritage and supply a wonderful range of clay roof tiles that are sympathetic to the age of the London properties in question.
There is some evidence that King John first started keeping wild animals at the London Tower in 1166. Animals were often gifted to the ruling monarch from this time.
The Royal Menagerie is frequently referenced during the reign of Henry III. Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II presented Henry with three leopards, in around 1235, which were kept in the London Tower. In 1252, the sheriffs were ordered to pay fourpence a day towards the upkeep of the Kings polar bear, a gift from Haakon IV of Norway. The bear attracted a lot of attention from London residents when it went fishing in the Thames while tied to the land by a chain.
Later, Henry III received an African elephant from Louis IX of France. A wooden structure was built to house the elephant. The animal died in 1258, possibly because it was given red wine, but also perhaps because of the cold climate of England.
In 1288, Edward I added a lion and a lynx and appointed the first official Keeper of the animals. Edward III added other types of animals, two lions, a leopard and two wildcats. Under future kings, the number of animals grew to include additional cats of various types, jackals, hyenas, and an old brown bear, Max, gifted to Henry VIII by Emperor Maximilian. In 1436, during the time of Henry VI, all the lions died and the employment of Keeper William Kerby was terminated.
Historical records indicate that a semi circular structure or barbican was built by Edward I in 1277; this area was later named the Lion Tower, to the immediate west of the Middle Tower. Records from 1335 indicate the purchase of a lock and key for the lions and leopards, also suggesting they were located near the western entrance of the Tower. By the 1500s that area was called the Menagerie. By 1604 the Menagerie was being refurbished and an exercise yard was created in the moat area beside the Lion Tower. An overhead platform was added for viewing of the lions by the royals, during lion baiting.
By the 18th century, the menagerie was open to the public; admission cost three half pence or the supply of a cat or dog to be fed to the lions. By the end of the century, that had increased to 9 pence. The last of the animals left the Tower of London in 1835 and were relocated to Regents Park.
So for the best clay roof tiles money can buy, contact us at Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd. We can satisfy all your roofing requirements for your London building projects.
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