The history of the Russell Hotel and Royal Tunbridge Wells

London Road in the 19th Century.

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The meaning of Pantile

Roofing pantiles are not to be confused with the paving tiles also named "pantiles." The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells is named for the paving tiles installed there in 1699 — one-inch-thick square tiles made from heavy wealden clay, shaped in a wooden pan before firing (hence the name "pan-tiles").[3] The pantile paving in Tunbridge Wells was replaced with flagstones in 1792.[citation needed]