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Moulded and fired clay of fine texture used for wall facings, architectural details, and statuary. Introduced in Tudor times, but much in vogue in the mid 19th century. Colour varies with source of clay used – can be red, brown, pink, buff, or creamy white. Modern versions can be glazed in which case they are known as Faience.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Terracotta work

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Black Griffen pub from Black Griffen Lane

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Black Griffen pub from

St Peter's Street

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Some carved brick work can look at first sight similar to terracotta.  The following exmples can be found on Santander Bank in the High Street