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'How do the Medieval floor tiles from Rushen Abbey compare with those from other religious houses in the Irish Sea area?'

Date(s): 2004

Creator(s): Skillan, Helen

Scope & Content: Illustrated MA Manx Studies dissertation submitted to the University of Liverpool. The author studies and records the entire assemblage for a full decryption and interpretation of the tiles found at Rushen Abbey, Malew. One of the main purposes of the research was to provide Manx National Heritage with a catalogue of the Manx medieval floor tiles. She concludes that a small percentage of the tiles were unique to the Isle of Man whilst others were similar to Birkenhead Priory, Norton Priory, Chester, Montgomery Castle, Wales and Drogeheda, Ireland. Appendices include tile data list and metrical and descriptive tile data.

Language: English

Extent: 1 volume; 4 disks; 1 CD

Item name: dissertation

Collection: Manuscript Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: MS 13833/34

Record class: Private

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