Found at Guardbridge, St Andrews These broken malt tiles are both glazed and unglazed. There is a broken mark which reads…. ” ? Ltd Nuneaton” I believe the maker is Stanley Bros Ltd, Nuneaton. . Source below – Malt kilns in Gloucestershire by Amber Patrick – Below – the examples found at Guardbridge – see…
Found at Mill of Watten, Caithness by IS
This could be a seed pan for germination seedlings in or a malting tile – these were perforated tile on the malting house floor which allowed air to flow up through the malt – see link
It is possible that this is for germinating seeds as per this advert below from the Culloden Tile Works..see 2nd last paragraph …”They have also to intimate that, in a few days, they will be able to announce the prices of firebricks and fireclay; of all sorts of ornamental, common and fireclay cans, of beautifully ornamented common and fireclay pedestals, vases, flower pots, seed pans etc”…..malt tiles look a much finer and less rustic product than Ians find.
20/02/2016 – Update – This would actually appear to be a malt kiln tile as per Buckley Society