Ridge Tiles in Victorian and Edwardian Houses

The ridge of a roof in a house from the Victorian or Edwardian periods needs to be waterproofed. This can be done with lead or ridge tiles. Terracotta ridge tiles were often used; early on these were very elaborate but became more simple by 1900.


Please note:

The pictures here represent styles of ridge tile found on old buildings.

If you need to find replacements, we may be able to help you find them; please quote the number when contacting us.

We don't sell ridge tiles but know the companies which stock the popular designs (marked with *).

The less common designs can be bought from architectural salvage yards - if you can find one which has the pattern you need. A few companies can make replacements but inevitably this costs more; we can put you in touch with companies who offer this service. This is very expensive if you only need a few, but can be reasonable if you need 100.


Ridge tiles were either plain, with a roll or with a vertical crest:

  • Plain Ridge Tile - RT01
    Plain Ridge Tile* - Bricks & Brass code RT01
  • Roll-Top - RT02
    Roll-Top* - RT02
  • Two Hole Hexagonal Crest - RT05
    Two Hole Hexagonal Crest* - RT05

Examples of crests are:

  • Plain Crest - RT03
    Plain Crest - RT03
  • Three Hole Crest - RT04
    Three Hole Crest - RT04
  • Three Tooth Cogged Crest - RT06
    Three Tooth Cogged Crest - RT06
  • Two Tooth Cogged Crest - RT07
    Two Tooth Cogged Crest - RT07
  • Three Slot Crest - RT08
    Three Slot Crest - RT08
  • Double Trefoil Crest - RT09
    Double Trefoil Crest - RT09
  • Double Round Arch Crest - RT10
    Double Round Arch Crest - RT10
  • Triple High Arch Crest - RT11
    Triple High Arch Crest - RT11 (see Double Arch version below)
  • Two Wave Crest - RT12
    Two Wave Crest - RT12
  • Double Six Point Star - RT16
    Double Six Point Star - RT16
  • Punched Three Tooth Crest - RT17
    Punched Three Tooth Crest - RT17
  • Two Tooth Two Slot Crest - RT18
    Two Tooth Two Slot Crest - RT18

And some photographic examples:

  • Fleur d'Lys Crest - RT13
    Fleur d'Lys Crest* - RT13
  • Toothed Crest - RT14
    Toothed Crest* - RT14
  • Triple Gothic Arch Crest - RT15
    Triple Gothic Arch Crest - RT15
  • Double High Arch Crest - RT21
    Double High Arch Crest - RT21
  • pierced, ribbed and toothed - RT20
    pierced, ribbed and toothed - RT20 (rare)
  • double round arch - RT21
    double round arch - RT21 (Wales)

 

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