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Tile and mosaic features in Swanage, Dorset

See also the fish mosaic, the Heritage Centre and Purbeck House

This effective block of bright modern tiles is the front of Beavers Restaurant in Institute Road (note also the terrazzo and inlaid doorway). tile facade to restaurant
tile front to restaurant


This is one of eight shop doorways in the Round House on the Square. Each has a variation of this fan design and chequered border.

fan design doorway
door step


This door step to a private terraced house uses tiles very similar to those of the Heritage Centre floor. I particularly like the way the octagonal shape of the few intact tiles is reflected in the overall shape.

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