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Mathamatical tiles / Brick tiles

- a form of vertical hanging clay tile, used for cladding timber buildings to give the impression of brickwork. They were never subject to brick tax so were for a time, very popular. Confined mainly to the south of England, the effect can be very realistic, with the only clues to the practice in the details on door and window openings. They are sometimes referred to as brick tiles which seems a more reasonable name.