Large roofing tiles with a shallow S-shaped profile. Normally red or orange in colour, they can also be found with a black glaze. The form is thought to have been imported from the Netherlands in the mid 17th century and then locally manufactured in the eastern coastal areas of England and Scotland, with a western outlier in the Bridgwater area of Somerset. In Suffolk they are most frequent in the eastern half of the county, with the black-glazed variety (recorded by 1771) having an especially strong coastal distribution.Pantiled roofs are about two-thirds of the weight of peg-tiled roofs and they were therefore favoured for less substantial structures such as farm buildings, cottages, outbuildings and rear extensions to houses.

Farm building with a pantiled roof in the South Elmhams