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Description

 

The name ‘peg tile’ applies to a plain clay tile suspended from the top edge of a tiling lath or batten so as to overlap two courses below. It is held in place by a small wooden peg (or more recently an aluminium ‘drop’).  Canterbury and its region has its own particular version of the peg tile, the ‘Kent peg’, which is somewhat smaller than tiles found in other parts of the country.

 

Original peg tiles are characterised by their slightly irregular shapes, the mix of warm orange-red hues, and varied texture.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Kent peg tiles

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Multiyork in Best Lane

King Street

Corner of St Alphege Lane and King Street

Reused Kent peg tile before fitting

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