Rothley Church Memorial Floor Tiles

14 June 2020

In 1897 a new window was fitted into the South Aisle of Rothley Parish Church. The window marked the long association of the Paget family with Rothley and coincided with the national celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign.

Underneath the window, in the South Chancery of the church, are sited 26 encaustic tiles, (i.e. decorated by burning in colours as an inlay, with coloured clays or pigments mixed with hot wax), which were specially commissioned to commemorate the lives of individuals associated directly or indirectly with the church. In 2011 Terry Sheppard of the Rothley Heritage Trust made a photographic record of the tiles and researched the individuals named on them. He collected the information into a booklet and we are indebted to him for making that record available here  – Rothley Encaustic Monuments