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Introducing Dyrham Dairy & Lyme

29 April 2021

A visit to Dyrham Park revealed a perfectly preserved collection of original delft tiles in the basement dairy. It was this discovery which inspired our screen printed tile collection, which features motifs of different National Trust landmarks, as well as flora and fauna.

Dyrham Dairy is a ceramic tile collection influenced by the beautiful blue and white delft tiles that can be seen in the house at Dryham Park today. Part of the basement rooms, which also include the Victorian kitchens, bakehouse and several larders, the dairy forms an integral part of this 17th century house in the village of Dryham in South Gloucestershire. Built in 1698, the dairy was originally known as the Little Kitchen and the original tiles date from the early 18th century.

A rustic ceramic tile with a hand-applied screen printed motif, the collection is made in the UK’s pottery capital, Stone-on-Trent.

From their home to yours

With such a rich heritage behind them, our Dryham Diary collection is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as walk-in larders and pantries.

The rustic tile has a handmade style while the traditional motifs are hand painted then screen printed onto each tile for an authentic look. A classic design that would complement Shaker-style cabinetry and in-frame timber kitchens, we have given the tile a contemporary twist for a more modern interior. This is why the collection will also enhance kitchens or bathrooms with brushed brass hardware and an industrial feel for modern living.

There’s much that’s special with these metro tiles. From the depth of colour achieved by using a translucent glaze that pools and puddles across the tile’s surface, known as puddle glazing, to the jewel-like palette of glossy greens and blues.

It was during a visit to Lyme on the periphery of the Peak District that our creative team came upon the Oak & Acorn Bathroom in all its beautifully deep green and glossy glory. From the contoured dado edging to the jewel-like tones of olive, emerald and peacock, they felt immediately inspired to recreate this premium look for the modern home. A crackle glaze enhances the authentic feel while beautifully bespoke dados add the perfect finish.

Available in four heritage tones, Antique White, Emerald Green, Olive Green and Peacock Blue, our Lyme collection blends the classic character of the metro tile with a premium puddle glaze.

From their home to yours

Ideal for bathrooms, cloakrooms and en-suites as well as kitchens and utility rooms, the Lyme tile collection evokes a feeling of our Regency past.

These classic reproduction metro wall tiles are heavily glazed in a jewel-like colour palette for a premium look and feel with a gorgeous crackle glaze finish that instantly catches the eye. Create a feature wall or splashback or an attractive dado design around all four walls for instant impact. The bespoke chunky puddle glaze dado edging is the perfect complement to the collection

Discover the full National Trust Tile Collection