Leading on from my posts on the works of Sam Bunton.....does anyone know of any examples still in existence of houses / buildings with green glazed roof tiles in the west of Scotland. Most date from the 1930/40's and are a clay tiles that is overglazed most commonly with a green the shade of patinated copper. I saw a few examples last weekend in Cramond, Edinburgh, and also saw some black glazed examples in Ayr, but no green ones on this side of the country. Any sightings of blue glazed ones would be appreciated too!
The reason for my questions are that I have bought a very very wrecked 1930's Sam Bunton house on the Ayrshire coast. The current roof tiles are lichen green (but look brown as they are covered in dirt). I need to reroof the house, and don't want the same tiles for two reasons, firstly the surface isn't glazed, it's like sandpaper and dirt sticks to it obliterating the colour very quickly, secondly the roof was patched insensitively a few years back and I can't get more of the same tiles to cover the patched area.
I would like to see some examples on the west coast as ammunition for when I go to meet the planner in a few weeks with the green tile proposal!