Historic tiles found at Lackham House near Melksham
Well preserved tiles were discovered in Lackham House after members of the estates and services team at Lackham College uncovered them.
The tiles which are reported to be part of the old Dairy on the estate were found in good condition after the carpet was removed to be converted into an office for the Lackham House Site Manager Steve Stanford.
Tony Pratt, a gardener and a historian for the Lackham Estate said: "It really is exciting that these tiles have been discovered and really lovely to come and see."
The tiles are blue and grey and patterned with a square and diamond shape with rectangular bordered edging around the room.
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"This room was originally the Dairy and I expect that the floor was tiled because it would have to be kept clean."
"I am not certain as to whether the tiles are Victorian or Georgian," Tony Pratt added.
Lackham House is a 234 hectare estate with the River Avon surrounding the grounds. The house was built between 1793 and 1795 on foundations which used to be where a house had been since 1000AD.
Tony Pratt said: "I wouldn't have thought the tiles would have been here since the house was built in the Georgian era, however I have studied it, so it is possible.
The tiles were carefully removed from the room using a hammer and chisel.
For more information about the history of Lackham House visit the Lackham website here.